The city of Cleveland, Ohio is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, in the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio on the Cuyahoga River, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border. Cleveland lies on a series of irregular bluffs lying roughly parallel to the Lake Erie. The land rises quickly from the lakeshore.
Often cited as a model for
urban rebirth and named one of the top 10 international visitor hotspots by
Travel and Leisure magazine, the city of Cleveland, located on the shores of
Lake Erie, has truly lived up to its image as The New American City. Clevelandís
success story today is fueled by an on-going commitment to growth and a global
vision for the future. Cleveland boasts leading cultural and educational
centers, internationally acclaimed health institutions and world-class sports
and entertainment facilities that combine with the rich tradition and unique,
ethnic flavor that has people all over the world noticing what residents have
always said---CLEVELAND--- ITíLL ROCK YOU!
Whatever the interest, this lakeside community has something for even the most
discriminating traveler. When it comes to attractions, there is definitely no
shortage in both the city as well as the surrounding area. One of the most
popular theme parks in the country is located in nearby Sandusky. Cedar Point
allows guests to experience over 150 rides and attractions, including
award-winning entertainment and four children's areas.
If science is of interest, a
visit to The NAA Glenn Research Center should be planned. Admission is free and
it offers interactive exhibits and historic artifacts that showcase NASA's
aerospace programs and their benefits. Of course, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are two must see attractions. Where else but
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can a visitor relive the soundtrack of his/her
life? There are over 50 exhibits, dynamic cinema presentations plus the largest
single collection of rock and roll artifacts. Located just one hour south of
Cleveland, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, knows as one of Americaís premier
sports showplaces, presents football as guests have never experienced in Game
Day Stadium Theater!
From the world's only Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to the Great Lakes Science Center and the
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and RainForest, Clevelandís bustling with excitement.
Thrill-seekers will be on the edge of their seats (literally!) with some of the
tallest, fastest, steepest and best roller coasters in the world at Geauga Lake
in Aurora and Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky.
For those enjoying the out
of doors, be sure to visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The Rain Forest.
animals living in 168 rolling, wooded acres, itís a great day of fun for the
entire family. See animals and plants from around the globe including the
jungles of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, there are total of 27
parks, two golf courses, three lakefront locations, a Nature Center, and a
Wildlife Center and Agricultural Theme Park, available as well.
Culture enthusiasts and
aficionados enjoy stellar performances at Clevelandís Playhouse Square Center,
which includes five beautifully restored, circa 1920ís State, Palace, Ohio,
Allen and Hanna Theaters, making Playhouse Square Center the nationís largest
performing arts center outside of New York City. These architectural theater
gems are home to the Cleveland Opera, Ohio Ballet, Great Lakes Theater Festival,
The Second City and many Broadway performances.
University Circle, one of the nationís largest concentrations of cultural arts,
medical and educational institutions within one square mile, is home to many
world-class treasures, including the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art and The
Cleveland Orchestra. Addition treasures include HealthSpace Cleveland, the
Cleveland Childrenís Museum, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the
Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the
Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Play House, to name a few. Also of
note is the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University's Peter B.
Lewis Building designed by Frank O. Gehry.
Cleveland is known as being loyal to its sports teams as well. The city hosts
big-league sports action year-round. The National Football League (NFL) and the
Cleveland Browns returned to Cleveland with the 73,000-seat Cleveland Browns
Stadium. Jacobs Field, featuring one of the largest scoreboards in the United
States, is home to baseballís Cleveland Indians. Gund Arena hosts Cleveland
Cavaliers basketball, Cleveland Barons hockey and more than 200 family events
and concerts each year. Thereís also MISL soccer with the Cleveland Force.
Located on Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts more lakeshore than any metropolitan area
in the world. The Lake Erie Circle Tour, a 200-mile stretch along the coast of
Northern Ohio, offers visitors everything from major theme parks, heritage and
historical visits, wineries, covered bridges, unique museums, the arts and golf
to unlimited views of Southern Lake Erie.
For a little entertainment
the city offers a bustling, riverfront entertainment district like no other. The
Flats is located along the banks of the Cuyahoga River, housing more than 50
restaurants, nightclubs and bars, a 5,000 seat amphitheater and a waterfront
boardwalk. The upscale Historic Warehouse District is home to live jazz and
blues, great restaurants, trendy nightclubs and an improvisational theatre. The
Historic Gateway District, a diverse area comprised of neighborhood, commercial,
retail and dining venues, is also the center of big-league sports action and
entertainment year-round. Restaurants, bars, and live entertainment round out
the booming Historic Gateway District nightspots. A host of additional top-notch
entertainment throughout the Greater Cleveland area adds yet another dimension
to fun and excitement that is Cleveland.
Whether traveling for
business or pleasure, in summer, winter, fall or spring, this conveniently
located Ohio city is sure to excite you. Be sure to bring plenty of energy and
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