Cleveland June 04, 2017
Here Are The 10 Best Kept Secrets In Cleveland
Cleveland is culturally rich, and everywhere you turn you’ll find something new to do. We have countless museums, architectural treasures, and unusual adventures that you can explore. Of course, with so many opportunities, there will always be lesser-known locations that you must add to your bucket list. Here are ten fairly unknown features in Cleveland that you have to visit at least once:
1. The mermaids on Wade Lagoon at 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland.
These mermaids wistfully keep watch over the Wade Lagoon outside of the Cleveland Museum of Art. They are part of the Fine Arts Garden, and were originally created by Italian Sculptor Fidardo Landi. He would pass away in 1918 before their completion, and Chester Beach stepped in and finished the work in 1929. They are beautifully reminiscent of The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, which was unveiled in 1913.
2. The Haserot Angel at Lakeview Cemetery, found at 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.
The Angel of Death Victorious sits in the Lakeview Cemetery, holding an extinguished torched upside down. As she stands guard over the small cemetery lot, she seems to cry black tears.
3. National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum at 605 East 222nd Street, Euclid.
This unusual museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This museum celebrates the culture and influence of the music itself, exploring everything from the Cleveland-Style polka music that welcomed GIs back from WWII to the original button boxes played by past and present polka personalities.
4. The markets in Asiatown, stretching from East 30th to East 40th Streets in Cleveland.
Fresh fish, produce, and baked goods line the shelves of the markets in Asiatown. Here, you will find foods from many different cultures, and you might even discover a new favorite delicacy. Spend a day shopping in one of the most vibrant cultural experiences you can find in downtown Cleveland.
5. The Cleveland Flea at its home in Tyler Village, found at 3615 Superior Avenue, Cleveland.
It’s Flea Season, and you won’t want to pass up on the opportunity to visit this unusual market! This market is part urban adventure, part culinary experience, part treasure hunt, and you truly never know what you will find. The best part? Well-behaved pups are welcome to accompany you!
6. Mahall’s, located at 13200 Madison Avenue, Cleveland.
This concert club/bowling alley/bar is a charming little fixture in the Lakewood community. It features live music almost every night, and there truly is no better way to learn about local culture than to talk to the musicians who have captured it in song. Plus, the old-fashioned bowling alley provides opportunity for hours of fun.
7. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage at 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood.
Step into the journey of Jewish immigrants as you take part in this moving experience. Dramatic displays, interactive computer exhibits, and oral stories will engage you as you learn about this integral piece of the American story. This museum opens at 11 a.m. every Tuesday through Sunday, and it closes at 5 p.m. every day except Wednesday, when it closes at 9 p.m.
8. Castle Noel, found at 260 South Court in Medina.
Walk the charming streets of Medina Square and fall in love with the culture of Medina County before you enter this fantasy world. Once you step inside, you will be engulfed in a fantastical journey through Christmas-time celebration that will warm your heart. Even if you are a Grinch, you’ll love this Christmas destination.
9. Severance Hall, located at 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland.
This concert hall is so grand that it is easy to imagine aristocratic elites flooding down its grand stairs. Its legendary acoustics make it the perfect home to the Cleveland Orchestra, and it offers an experience that is truly unrivaled.
10. The Glenn Research Center at 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland.
Did you know NASA has a research center right here in Northeast Ohio? It opens to the public once a month, offering a unique blend of engineering and entertainment that will blow your mind. Advance registration is required, so click
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Cleveland is such a large city that it is truly no surprise that it hides such wonderful secrets. There is always something to do, and you’ll love the endless opportunities provided to locals. What is your favorite little-known spot in Northeast Ohio?