Known as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum," Lake View Cemetery was founded in 1869 and is now a tourist destination. Filled with beautiful trees, flowers and plants, this is the perfect area to take strolls or an early morning jog. Monuments such as the magnificent Wade Memorial Chapel and the James A. Garfield Memorial are the most popular points of this vast expanse of greenery.
West Side Market brings together a group of more than 100 vendors selling their wares to locals and tourists alike. The heritage building housing the stalls was constructed in 1912 as an indoor marketplace and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The market itself began operations in 1840 and is Cleveland's oldest public market. People come here as much for admiring the building's marvelous architecture as buying fresh produce and local specialties. Aromatic herbs, spices, oils, nuts, poultry, seafood and meat are just a few of the food categories found here. You can also shop for processed foods, baked items, fresh vegetables and fruits, dairy products and flowers. Groups can arrange a planned tour of the market in cooperation with the Market Office.
Moored along the Cleveland coast of Lake Erie, the USS Cod Submarine is a National Historic Landmark that served during World War II. The submarine was built by the Electric Boat Company in 1942 and was involved in the first submarine-to-submarine rescue in 1945 that saved the crew of a Dutch submarine. Open between the months of May and September, you can climb through the narrow hatches to enter the living quarters of the crew and even torpedo rooms on the massive submarine.
This is the nation's oldest civic garden, dating back to 1930. It is divided into herb, wildflower, rose, perennial and Japanese gardens. More than 3000 species of trees and shrubs fill the garden. This non-profit community resource center offers information on landscaping and horticulture. The garden library has a section for youngsters, and visitors can choose from several programs such as preschoolers' storytimes, crafts and gardening classes.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. is a brewery-pub and contains a gift shop too. The brewery, housed in a Victorian-style building, serves up some delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers and more. The calamari is a local favorite. If you are not sure of the best beer that could be paired with your choice of appetizer then go for the recommended ones listed on the menu. Its exhaustive selection of craft brews and delectable pub grub make it of the top craft breweries of Great Lakes.
The James A. Garfield Monument was built to honor James A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States. Tours are offered where you can learn about the history of his life and the significance of his presidency, as well as details about the monument itself. It features marble accents, stained glass windows, and gold mosaics. His casket is on display, draped in an American flag. Walk up to the balcony and you'll have a great view of Lake Erie.
Designed by architects Charles Heard and Simeon Porter, the Old Stone Church was first established as The First Presbyterian Society in 1897. Disastrous fires forced the church to undergo a restoration after which it regained its beautiful Romanesque appeal. Today as you enter the church, a certain feeling of peace can be found. Also, the stained glass windows and the magnificent organ get the attention of those who appreciate architectural excellence. The church organizes many programs and lectures.
The Terminal Tower was once the tallest building in Cleveland. Today it is dwarfed by newer buildings, but it's still the most recognizable image on the downtown Cleveland skyline. Sitting on the south end of downtown in the center of Public Square, it is still a popular meeting spot that houses one of the area's biggest department stores, a mall, food court, multiple movie theaters, and, of course, the train station. The 52-story building was constructed in 1930, at the time when skyscrapers were in their infancy. The 42nd floor observation deck offers clear views of most of the Cleveland area and, legend has it, Canada on a clear day.
The East 4th Street neighborhood of Cleveland is known for the large number of pubs, restaurants and various other eateries that line the street. Considered Cleveland's unofficial urban Entertainment district, it is one of the most happening spots in Ohio's Forest City. Some of the most popular business establishments like Lola's, Greenhouse Tavern and famous entertainment and performance venues such as House of Blues and Pickwick and Frolic are situated here. When you're in Cleveland, this centrally-located neighborhood definitely warrants a visit!
Port of Cleveland is located in the tourist hot-spot, North Coast Harbor. It is the trading zone and an important factor in the country's economy. The modern and latest equipments are installed here. Pick-up trucks, loading and unloading of cargo is a common sight on the commercial dock. Visitors and locals flock to this port to witness the Tall Ships festival, where in people are in awe of the vessels exhibited. Catch the action, with the boat races going on. It will relocated to the landfill at East 55th Street.
Cleveland Hungarian Museum located in Cleveland, Ohio aims at representing the history of the Hungarian community in the city and the country as a whole. They have various items on display like Hungarian artwork, costumes, collectibles, etc which explains the history of early settlers from Hungary. The museum explains the rich heritage of the community and also has other items like Radio records, Television records, rare books and manuscripts of the Hungarians available for the benefit of the crowd. The place is currently managed by Cleveland Hungarian Society.