Cleveland June 26, 2017
These 10 Jaw Dropping Places In Cleveland Will Blow You Away
Cleveland is overflowing with architectural masterpieces and natural wonders, and they have all helped shape the identity of the location that we call home. To a certain extent, our environment has shaped us, too, and we’re pretty darn proud of it. After all, we know how grand and majestic the Cleveland atmosphere is. Celebrate local culture by visiting these jaw-dropping places that will sweep you off your feet:
1. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
This parish traces its roots back to 1816, when a small group congregated in the home of Phineas Shepherd. They would grow immensely over the years, which led to the construction of a Gothic-style edifice in 1901. Today, the building enchants onlookers with its atmosphere and celebration of the arts. From May throughout September, you can experience the grandeur of this cathedral via its
program. Come fall, you can enjoy the mystical acoustics of this spectacular structure. Beginning in early October, stop by Wednesdays at noon for the
2017 Brownbag Concert series
2. Guardians of Traffic, Hope Memorial Bridge, Cleveland
In 1932, the Lorain–Carnegie Bridge (known today as the Hope Memorial Bridge) finished construction, costing the city just under $5 million. It spans across the Cuyahoga River, connecting Lorain and Carnegie near Progressive Field, meant to relieve the Detroit-Superior Bridge of some of its traffic. Its stone behemoths are meant to represent progress in transportation, an industry which Cleveland nurtured from the late 1800s through the early 1960s. In recent history, during the 2016 Republican National Convention, thousands gathered on the bridge to hold hands in silence to fill the city with love. Today, the tradition continues, and its second event will take place
3. Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, 3 Public Square, Cleveland
The stunning crown jewel of Cleveland's Public Square commemorates the Civil War and the locals that fought in it. Constructed in 1894, it is still as beautiful and grand (inside and out) as when it was unveiled. In 2008, it underwent renovation, including the addition of an air-conditioner and the addition of the names at least 140 formerly unrecognized black soldiers to the monument. During the summer, it is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (through Labor Day). With free admission, this is a piece of Cleveland history that you have to check out!
4. Cleveland Botanical Gardens, 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland
Here, it is easy to immerse yourself in the botanical masterpieces of mother nature. From butterflies to exotic plants, the beauty of this destination is surreal. For more pictures of this paradise, check out our
5. West Side Market, 1979 West 15th Street, Cleveland
The West Side Market is another antique stone behemoth in Cleveland. Built in 1912, this bustling marketplace is the oldest indoor/outdoor market in the city. When planning your trip, check out their
hours and vendors
. The number of vendors and blending of cultures at this location is awe-inspiring, and it is always an ideal destination for a day trip.
6. The Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted
Tucked within the wilderness of the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation is a cozy antiquated village of six historic buildings that preserves the fascinating history of 19th century Ohio. Stop by every Saturday through October 28 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the Farmers Market, or check their
for additional events, including square dancing and performances. You will adore the cozy atmosphere of this living history museum!
7. Lorain Lighthouse, near 421 Black River Lane, Lorain
Did you know that you can actually
this lovely lighthouse through September? This dazzling structure celebrates its 100th birthday this year, so it is an ideal time to take in the sights and sounds of this coastal paradise.
8. Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Avenue, Lakewood
Lakewood is perhaps the loveliest suburb of Cleveland, thanks in part to a 31-acre lakefront park with plenty of outlets for family fun. Enjoy tennis courts, volleyball courts, a playground, a skate park,
the Old Stone House Museum. Stop by on a Sunday to enjoy the
that locals rave about. With so much to do and stunning views of Lake Erie, this park offers a lot to love.
9. League Park, 6601 Lexington Avenue, Cleveland
Anyone down for a trip back in time? Immerse yourself in the awesome artifacts of baseball history in the restored ticket booth of a historic baseball field. The museum is open Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The artifacts contained within its walls will amaze you, and you will be surprised to learn of the role that the field played in Cleveland sports history.
10. The Agora Theatre, 5000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
If you have never paid a visit to the World Famous Agora Theatre and Ballroom, look for
an upcoming concert
you would like to attend and pay it a visit. It first opened its doors in 1913 as the Metropolitan Theatre, and it as fitted with some of the loveliest interior designs of the era. Over the years, the stages of The Agora have hosted many great musicians and performers, and it has cemented its place in Cleveland music history.
As all Clevelanders know, our city is speckled with spectacular places, many of which hold a piece of our local history. For other amazing destinations, check out our list of
must-visit locations throughout Ohio.
What is your favorite Cleveland site? Let us know, and share your favorite photos from around the city!