Top Choice Museum in Cleveland

Cleveland Museum of Art

Fresh off a whopping expansion, the art museum houses an excellent collection of European paintings, as well as African, Asian and American art. Head to the 2nd floor for rock-star works from Impressionists, Picasso…
Gardens in Cleveland

Cleveland Botanical Garden

It has a Costa Rican cloud forest and Madagascan desert exhibits. An ice-skating rink opens nearby in winter; skate rentals cost $3. Parking costs $5 to $10 per day and gives access to all the museums here.
Cemetery in Cleveland

Lake View Cemetery

Beyond the circle further east, don't forget this eclectic 'outdoor museum' where President James Garfield rests in an eye-poppingly enormous tower (it's especially grand for a guy who was president for only six mon…
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Cleveland's top attraction is like an overstuffed attic bursting with groovy finds: Jimi Hendrix's Stratocaster, Keith Moon's platform shoes, John Lennon's Sgt Pepper suit and a 1966 piece of hate mail to the Rollin…
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Great Lakes Science Center

One of 10 museums in the country with a NASA affiliation, Great Lakes goes deep in space with rockets, moon stones and the 1973 Apollo capsule, as well as exhibits on the lakes' environmental problems.
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William G Mather

Take a self-guided walk on this humungous freighter incarnated as a steamship museum. It's docked beside the Great Lakes Science Center, which manages it.
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The storied submarine USS Cod saw action in WWII. You're free to climb through it, tight spaces, ladders and all, while listening to audio stories about life on board.
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Christmas Story House & Museum

Remember the beloved 1983 film A Christmas Story, in which Ralphie yearns for a Red Ryder BB gun? The original house sits in Tremont, complete with leg lamp. It's for true fans only.
Market in Cleveland

West Side Market

The European-style market overflows with greengrocers and their fruit and vegetable pyramids, as well as purveyors of Hungarian sausage, Italian cannoli and Polish pierogi.
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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

The shiny building impresses, with four stories of geometric black steel, though there's not a lot to see inside. Floors 2 and 4 have the galleries; exhibits focus on an artist or two and change often. Call for an a…