There's An Abandoned Aquarium Hiding In Cleveland And The Photos Are Mesmerizing
By Nikki Rhoades|Published March 16, 2018
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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!