Cleveland September 06, 2017
9 Unforgettable Attractions In Downtown Cleveland You’ll Want To Visit
Downtown Cleveland is one of Ohio’s most notable cities, with bustling streets, stunning architecture, and a multitude of amazing activities that draw thousands of visitors each year. In fact, there are many epic destinations that even locals aren’t entirely aware of. Next time you’re in the city with some free time, you must check out these nine unforgettable attractions:
1. Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland
Formerly known as The Temple Tifereth Israel, this 1924 edifice has been described as one of Cleveland's masterpieces. This stunning location is now a site of musical performances and cultural enrichment programs, and its stunning interior is a must-see.
2. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Learning Center and Money Museum, 1455 East 6th Street, Cleveland
Hidden within the elaborate architecture of the Federal Reserve Bank building is one of Cleveland's most remarkable museums. Interactive exhibits allow you to make your own currency, learn to identify counterfeits, and discover the history of money. Stop in between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (except holidays) for a free tour.
3. Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse, 750 East 88th Street, Cleveland
The beautifully manicured grounds of Rockefeller Park are held in high esteem for their ornate cultural gardens, but the park hosts another epic attraction that is welcoming and warm year-round. The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is an oasis of lush greenery, and its plant variety will leave you in awe.
4. Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland
If you are from out of town or are a native Clevelander who just hasn't found the time to invest in books, you must visit this 1920s era building at least once. Its stunning architecture will sweep you off your feet, its Renaissance design is emphasized by high archways and murals, and its beauty makes it one of Cleveland's most notable monuments.
5. Society for Savings Building, Public Square, Cleveland
The spectacular red exterior of this stunning building is a familiar sight in the Cleveland skyline. Erected by John Wellborn Root in 1890, this building flawlessly blends architectural elements from styles including Gothic, Romanesque, and Renaissance Revival. Upon entering, you will be swayed by the grandeur of the 26' high banking room. Its stained-glass skylight and detailed murals create one of the most spectacular sites in the city. Stop in and take in its beauty.
6. b.a. Sweetie Candy Company, 6770 Brookpark Road, Cleveland
Sweetie's is a candy lovers dream. As the largest candy store in the U.S. and perhaps the coolest shop in the world, there will certainly be hundreds of goodies that you want to pick up.
7. The Cleveland Police Museum, 1300 Ontario Street, Cleveland
Within the Cleveland Police Headquarters Building is the hidden history of the Cleveland PD, and it's free for you to explore. See death masks from the dark days of the Torso Murderer, observe the impact that Prohibition had on the city, and see photos of the motorcycle unit. The history of Cleveland's law enforcement may surprise you.
8. The Cozad-Bates House, 1508 Mayfield Road, Cleveland
Built circa 1853, this amazing edifice is one of Cleveland's oldest structures. In fact, it is the
pre-Civil War residence in its neighborhood. The Cozad family owned much of what is now University Circle, The building is a monument to the anti-slavery era in Cleveland, a region known by code name "Hope." Experience its legacy at the
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9. Cleveland Hungarian Museum, 1301 East 9th Street, Cleveland
Experience the legacy of Hungarian immigrants through artifacts, pictures, and stories. While you are visiting, ask about how you can experience Hungary through Cleveland bakeries and neighborhoods.
Cleveland is rich with culture and history, and there is no shortage of things to do. What is your favorite attraction downtown?
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