Cleveland January 05, 2017
The 10 Places You Should Go In Cleveland In 2017
A new year means it’s time for a new bucket list! Starting off with a fresh slate, now is the perfect time to plan out what adventures you want to take and which unforgettable attractions you want to see this year. Wondering where exactly you should start? Then take a look at this list of places you won’t want to miss out on in 2017.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Cleveland Botanical Garden
A place you'll easily fall in love with, the
Cleveland Botanical Garden
is like stepping inside of a fairy tale. Throughout the year visitors can lay their eyes on a variety of desert and rain forest plants, spread across 20 gardens and their beautiful Glasshouse. You simply can't let 2017 pass you by without making at
one trip here.
2. The Arcade
One of the most iconic landmarks in all of Cleveland,
features a breathtaking skylight that spans over 300 feet. Known for being one of America's earliest indoor shopping malls, the popular center is one that deserves a visit from our Cleveland residents each and every year.
3. Lolly the Trolley
Pay a visit to
Lolly the Trolley
to take a nostalgic trip around the city. An exciting way to soak in the city since 1985, the sightseeing attraction offers both 1-hour and 2-hour long tours of Cleveland. The tours will take you to places like the West Side Market, North Coast Harbor and Gateway Sports Complex, allowing you to see so much on just one trolley ride!
4. Terminal Tower Observation Deck
Learn about the fascinating history of the Terminal Tower as you make your way to the Observation Deck for amazing views of Downtown. A beautiful 52-story tall Cleveland landmark, you'll love visiting here to see the city like never before.
5. Detroit-Superior Subway
An adventure that's only for those who are brave enough to explore the eerie underground world that was once the
, twice a year you can take a self-guided tour on Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends. The abandoned system is a fascinating party of the city's history, those who visit here will have the pleasure of seeing the original train car that's still abandoned in the tunnels.
A Christmas Story House
If you've never made it to the
A Christmas Story
house in Cleveland, then you'll want to cross this off of your bucket this year. If you're worried that you'll have to wait until the next holiday season, then don't worry. The house is actually open to visitors every day (except for major holidays) throughout the entire year! Allowing you to step inside of your favorite holiday classic, you can find out more information if you
7. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Marking 100 years since this 183-acre zoo opened, the
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
is the place to go in 2017 when you want to visit your favorite furry friends. The favorite year-round attraction is one you'll never grow too old to visit, featuring a fantastic variety of exhibits for everyone to enjoy.
8. Great Lakes Science Center
While the science center is currently closed for cleaning until January 9th, those who are anxious to visit can still check out the DOME Theatre for a viewing of
! After that, visitors can once again explore all of the amazing things that there are to see in this one epic location. Encouraging our Cleveland residents to stay curious, you'll want to dedicate at least one full day in 2017 to learning as much as you can at the
Great Lakes Science Center.
9. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
is one we'll never get tired of visiting. A place filled with so much history, excitement and music, you'll hardly feel like you're in a typical museum once you step foot inside of this place.
10. Willard Park
Located near the shores of Lake Erie, Willard Park is where you'll be able to find the World's Largest Rubber Stamp. The quirky art installation was put in the park back in 1991, attracting the attention of visitors ever since. If you haven't taken the time to see this are of the city, this year you won't want to miss checking it out.
Do you have a place in our favorite city that you’re itching to visit this year? Because there’s always so much to do and see here, make sure you add
Cleveland’s Oldest Restaurant That’s Filled With Incredible History to your 2017 bucket list!