Historic recurrence is a theme that you may have learned about over the years… it essentially means that history repeats itself. We’ve seen it time and time again as kingdoms have risen and fallen. We must learn about history, good, bad, and at times, ugly, to ensure we as humans don’t make the same mistakes. Today we are featuring the David Mark Berger Memorial in Beachwood and take a look back at the most infamous event in Olympic history, in which a Cleveland-born Olympic athlete and 10 other souls were lost too soon. This article will merely provide a brief overview of the tragic event and will keep the grimmer details of the heartbreaking situation to a minimum, but you are encouraged to dig more into this historic event about these Olympic athletes from Ohio… lest we forget.

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The Munich Massacre claimed the lives of several gifted individuals, including one Cleveland-born Olympic athlete, in an event that was covered heavily by the news. Though the event is decades in the past now, this monument still stands at 26001 S Woodland Road to greet and educate visitors. You can learn more about the sculpture, the tragedy, and the people involved in it on the National Parks Service website.

Want to visit another local memorial? Swing down to Medina, Ohio to view a 9/11 Memorial featuring a piece of the Twin Towers.

This Unexpected Piece Of American History Is Hidden In A Small Town Near Cleveland

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Are there more sites and landmarks in Cleveland that are worth visiting?

Yes, there are many sites and landmarks in Cleveland as well as the surrounding areas that we recommend. Here are several that you should consider visiting:

  • Fort Huntington Park, Cleveland,
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland
  • Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
  • Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park, Leetonia
  • The Old Arcade, Cleveland
  • Rockefeller Park, Cleveland
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Cleveland
  • First Ladies National Historic Site, Canton
  • Dunham Tavern Museum, Cleveland
  • Beaver Creek State Park, East Liverpool
  • Farnam Manor, Richfield

Check out this road trip featuring some sites and landmarks near Cleveland.

What are some of the best attractions in Cleveland?

From museums to local parks to serene gardens and more, here are some of the best attractions in Cleveland that belong on your list. 

  • West Side Market
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • A Christmas Story House
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium
  • The Children's Museum of Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • University Circle
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Edgewater Park
  • Cleveland Cultural Gardens
  • USS Cod Submarine

Here’s an article featuring more of the best attractions in Cleveland

What are some free things to do in Cleveland? 

We don’t believe that you have to break the bank to have fun, so here are some free things to do in Cleveland that we like the best:

  • Attend an event at Crocker Park, Westlake
  • Chippewa Lake Water Ski Show, Norton
  • Towpath Trail
  • Cleveland Public Theater
  • International Women’s Air & Space Museum
  • Cleveland Police Museum
  • Voinovich Bicentennial Park
  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
  • Northern Ohio Railway Museum
  • Stearns Homestead Farm, Parma
  • Huntington Beach, Bay Village

Be sure to read our previous article to discover more free things to do in Cleveland.