There’s An Abandoned Aquarium Hiding In Cleveland And The Photos Are Mesmerizing

In 2012, locals were ecstatic when they learned that The Greater Cleveland Aquarium would be opening in The Flats. The aquarium has become a treasured local attraction, but its popularity has locals reminiscing about the former aquarium that once occupied space in Gordon Park. What you may not realize, though, is that the aquarium is still standing, although it is largely in ruins today.

The splendor of Cleveland’s former aquarium may be decaying, but it lives on in the memories of those that it once delighted. What do you remember most about this quaint aquarium? What was your favorite exhibit?

Please note: The Gordon Park bathhouse is closed to the public. Please do not visit without permission. Trespassing is a crime, and the decrepit state of the structure make unsafe to explore. Enjoy these photos instead!

For more abandoned history, check out this astronomy tower in East Cleveland.