Cleveland General Attractions

Cleveland General Attractions

Cleveland General Attractions begin with Tower City, the heartbeat of this metro area since 1927. Like most other midsize cities, you will also find far number of cafes, bars and coffeehouse districts. But unlike many cities its size, University Circle has a little something extra.

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Tower City
DESCRIPTION: Housed under one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers and containing 100+ specialty shops, 6 full-service restaurants, 11-screen theater, Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City, 2 Hotels and easy access through a connected walkway to Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena and the RTA Transit station. When its cold outside, this is the place to be in Cleveland; The Avenue in Tower City hosts a number of events throughout the year. It also anchors the Cleveland Rapid Transit system with stations below.
DAYS & HOURS: Sun Noon-5p, Mon-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 230 West Huron Road, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-623-4750
WEBSITE: http://www.towercitycenter.com

Hard Rock Café
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1998, lots of Rock memorabilia, gifts and average burgers, yet somehow still a fan favorite. It is located in Tower City.
DAYS & HOURS: Sun-Thu 11a-11p, Fri-Sat 11a–12a
ADDRESS: 230 West Huron Road, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-830-7625
WEBSITE: http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes

House of Blues
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 2004, this large venue features a 1,000-seat music hall, a 230-seat Cajun-Southern restaurant and a retail store; HOB presents live, national touring artists, American folk art; sample the fried buttermilk battered chicken breast with country gravy, pan-seared voodoo shrimp, baby back ribs and Creole jambalaya; another fan favorite is their award-winning all-you-can-eat Southern buffet during Gospel Sunday Brunch with live Gospel music
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-523-2583
WEBSITE: http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/cleveland

Soldiers & Sailors Monument
DESCRIPTION: Sculpted by Levi T. Scofield and built in 1894 and recently restored, the bronze and granite landmark is an imposing monument commemorating the Civil War. “Goddess of Liberty” situated at the top, signifies loyalty to the nation. Inside the base of the monument bronze relief sculptures depict the Navy, Cavalry, Infantry and Artillery, Lincoln’s Emancipation of the Slaves, Beginning and End of the Civil War in Ohio, and famous officers slain in action. Tablets listing 9,000 Civil War veterans include the names and infantry number of U.S. Colored Troops next to white soldiers and sailors. It signals one of the earliest monuments honoring Colored Troops as peers. FREE entry, but donations are welcomed.
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-6p
ADDRESS: Public Square, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-274-2256
WEBSITE: http://www.soldiersandsailors.com

Cleveland Main Library
DESCRIPTION: Black Congressman Carl Stokes has his name on the large annex housing an extensive collection of his documents. The library includes Langston Hughes’ complete works, and the works of fellow Ohio native Toni Morrison.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-6p
ADDRESS: 325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-623-2800
WEBSITE: http://www.cpl.org

Warehouse District
DESCRIPTION: Comprises a former wholesale and commercial center of fine Victorian architecture that by the 1920s ranked close to New York City as a leading center for clothing manufacture; hard times came in the district after WW II and many buildings were raized; most remaining buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; a rebirth is underway for live-work lofts, restaurants and clubs
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: bounded by Superior Avenue, The Flats, Cleveland Memorial Shoreway and 3rd Street MAP

Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse
DESCRIPTION: Located on 200 acres donated by the world’s first billionaire John D. Rockefeller in 1897; Park extends from Gordon Park on the lakefront to Shaker Heights; used to be Rockefeller’s private playground; extending along Martin Luther King and East Boulevards in the University Circle area, the unique collection of themed gardens represents 23 of Cleveland’s diverse ethnic groups and each are generally maintained by those particular groups; the African American Garden includes representations of Bishop Richard Allen, James Owens, Jane Edna Hunter, James Langston Hughes, John Patterson Green and Garrett A. Morgan; other gardens represent Native Americans, Germans, Lithuanians, Romanians, Ukrainian, Chinese, Greek, British and Italians; Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, the oldest civic horticultural center in the country, features a wide variety of ferns, exotic plants, seasonals, and tropical palms and much more; a commemorative plaque and tree honors former Black Mayor Michael A. White
ADDRESS: 750 East 88th Street, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-664-3103
WEBSITE: http://www.rockefellergreenhouse.org

Lake View Cemetery
DESCRIPTION: Regarded as “Cleveland’s Outdoor Museum” with tours conducted seven days a week; notable monuments and structures includes the magnificent 180-foot tall castle-like tomb of President James A. Garfield and the Rockefeller family tombs; final resting place of Eliot Ness, inventor Garrett A. Morgan, Congressman Carl B. Stokes, Jane Edna Hunter who founded the Phyllis Wheatley Foundation scholarship fund; Lake View Cemetery Dam was the largest concrete filled dam east of the Rocky Mountains
DAYS & HOURS: ground open daily 7:30a-5:30p
ADDRESS: 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-421-2665
WEBSITE: http://www.lakeviewcemetery.com

Cleveland Botanical Gardens
DESCRIPTION: 10 acres of absolutely breathtaking gardens; staff give advice on conservation, horticulture, landscape and floral design; the 18,000 square-foot Glasshouse features two of the world’s most fragile ecosystems: the desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica; exhibits cover 500 species of plants and 50 species of butterflies, insects, birds and other animals
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-5p, Sun noon-5p
ADDRESS: 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 216-721-1600
WEBSITE: http://www.cbgarden.org

Lodi Station Outlets
DESCRIPTION: These outlets boast two custom railroads with working trains that circle the premises; more than 300,000 square-feet of shopping fun await you including brands including The Gap, Aeropostale, Polo Ralph Lauren and the Bath and Body Works Outlet
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Wed 10a-7p, Thu-Sat 10a-9p, Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 9911 Avon Lake Road, Burbank, OH MAP
PHONE: 330-948-9929
WEBSITE: http://www.lodioutlets.net

Aurora Farms Premium Outlet
DESCRIPTION: features some of the world’s finest designer and name-brand outlets with outstanding valuesincluding Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Off 5th.
ADDRESS: 549 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora, OH MAP
PHONE: 330-562-2000
WEBSITE: http://www.premiumoutlets.com

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