Cleveland Family Attractions
Cleveland Family Attractions begins with North Coast Harbor attractions such as First Energy Stadium, Great Lakes Science Center, USS Cod Submarine, and Mather freight ship. More attractions fan out to Gateway District, including LeBron James at Quicken Loans Arena.
Great Lakes Science Center
DESCRIPTION: We are certain that you will find several among the 375 hands-on science and technology exhibits interesting at this sparkling lakefront venue, attend daily scientific demonstrations and take in the region’s only OMNIMAX Theater.
ADMISSION: see website, Free for Age 1 and under
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5:30p
ADDRESS: 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH MAP
PARKING: parking garage is between the Science Center and Browns Stadium
USS Cod Submarine
DESCRIPTION: Tour a 312-feet long WW II submarine memorial in a national historic landmark that fought in the Pacific Ocean, the USS Cod, is docked at the Cleveland lakefront.
ADMISSION: Adults $5, Students $, Age 6 and US Military enter free
DAYS & HOURS: open daily from May 1-Sept 30
ADDRESS: 1089 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH MAP
Cleveland Browns Stadium
DESCRIPTION: Built over the old Municipal Stadium grounds which were home to NFL Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly, Bobby Mitchell, Marion Motley, Ozzie Newsome, Paul Warfield and others, this lakefront landmark has a heated playing field to keep the Kentucky bluegrass bristling past its normal growing season. The stadium compliments nearby Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center. Planned gaps in the stadium at the Southeast and Southwest entrance plazas allow visitors to view the field. Strolling along the concourse on the north side of the stadium offers views of shipping activity at the Port of Cleveland or pleasure craft. It seats 73,200 and 147 luxury suites.
ADDRESS: 100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, OH MAP
Quicken Loans Arena
DESCRIPTION: Home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers and WNBA Cleveland Rockers basketball teams, this arena was opened in 1994. About 60% of seats are located in the lower bowl close to the action. There are five multi-screen video walls located throughout Quicken Loans Arena that feature entertainment and sports highlights as well as upcoming event features. 562 television monitors are located throughout the arena, so you won’t miss game action or entertainment during visits to the concourse areas. Like all the modern NBA areans, it has tons of concessions stands and restrooms for short waits in line. It seats 20,562 and has 92 luxury suites.
ADDRESS: One Center Court, Cleveland, OH MAP
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1994 and formerly called Jacobs Field, this home of the Cleveland Indians major league baseball team is both architecturally and aesthetically bold and fan pleasing. Within walking distance of most downtown buildings, the seats are comfortable and have unobstructed sight lines for the entire field. Ballpark tours available. It seats 43,405.
ADDRESS: 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, OH MAP
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1981, and designed for ages birth to 8; features a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits, hands-on interactive activities for children of all ages, and special events. See Bridges to Diversity exhibit which explores multifarious cultures from around the world.
ADMISSION: $7 Ages 1-12, $6 Ages 13+
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 10730 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH MAP
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
DESCRIPTION: From dinosaurs and exotic cultures to rare diamonds and a new planetarium, the Museum provides a fun relaxing environment for visitors to explore the Earth and beyond. In 2007, the Health Museum merged with Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
ADMISSION: $10 Adults, $8 Ages 7-18, Age 60+ and Students w/Collee ID, $7 Ages 3-6, Free Age 2
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 10a-5p, Wed 10a-10p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH MAP
PHONE: 800-317-9155 or 216-231-4600
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & Rainforest
DESCRIPTION: The Zoo includes over 3,300 animals on 165 acres. Rainforest features 600 animals, 10,000 jungle plants, simulated tropical rainstorm. The Zoo includes a 21,000-square foot hospital and research center housing animal health staff, researchers and veterinary interns. Zoo visitors will get the opportunity to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at the staff’s round-the-clock care of the Zoo’s 3,000 animals. The Center for Zoological Medicine provides an educational pavilion for visitors to observe veterinarians at work.
ADMISSION: $10 Age 12+,$7 Age 2-11, Free Age 1
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH MAP
Edgewater State Park
DESCRIPTION: This park on the western side of Cleveland is divided into upper and lower areas connected by a paved bicycle path and fitness course. Other features include fishing piers, beach volleyball courts, hiking path, public beach, children’s playground, boat, jet-ski rentals and restroom facilities. Swimming is permitted during daylight hours only, but you swim without lifeguards. A number of special events are hosted during warm weather; Note: an Ohio fishing license is required to fish.
ADDRESS: 8701 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland, OH MAP
NASA Glenn Research Center
DESCRIPTION: A short visit here is rewarded with interactive exhibits that showcase NASA’s aerospace programs and their benefit to mankind.
ADMISSION: Free; All visitors must be U.S. citizens
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-4p, Sat 10a-3p, Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH MAP
Cedar Point Amusement Park
DESCRIPTION: Voted Best Amusement Park on Earth 4 straight years, your family can take in the joys of 150 rides and attractions. The children’s areas and 15 coasters are some of the best on earth. Located next to the park, Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay lets visitors discover an island paradise via a lush indoor waterpark resort and comfortable hotel rooms.
ADMISSION: $45 Ages 3-61, 48″+; $20 Age 3- and under 48″ tall or Age 62+, Age 2 and under enter Free
DAYS & HOURS: seasonal from May-October with hours that generally range from 10a-7p, with longer hours in warnm months.
ADDRESS: One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH MAP
Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom
DESCRIPTION: Better known as Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom, the theme park begins with Four thrilling roller coasters and Hurricane Harbor water park. Don’t worry about scaring the little ones, Looney Tunes Boom Town is perfect for them. Teens will enjoy the Batman Thrill Spectacular stunt show.
ADMISSION: $26 Ages 3-61 and 48″+, $12 Age 3- and under 48″ tall or Age 62+, Free up to Age 2
DAYS & HOURS: May-Oct season 11a-7p, until 8p in warm months
ADDRESS: 1100 Squires Road, Aurora, OH MAP
Pro Football Hall Of Fame
DESCRIPTION: About an hour’s drive south in Canton, Ohio this building shaped like a football pointing skyward is dedicated to the best to ever play the game.
ADMISSION: $18 Adults, $15 Age 63+, $12 Age 6-14, Free up to Age 5
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p, until 8p from Memorial Day through Labor Day
ADDRESS: 2121 George Halas Drive, Canton, OH MAP