See a great variety of plants at The Holden Arboretum. This 3600 acres (1456 hectares) site features several well-maintained gardens as well as a vast swath of more wild areas. Sites such as the Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden, Display Garden, Hedge Garden, and Conifer and Magnolia Collections are featured among the main attractions here. There are several trails to explore and family activities are held here throughout the year. Learn about natural life in the area and get some fresh air at this local marvel.
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.
As the name would suggest, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History showcases exhibits on the wonders of nature. You will get to see different types of dinosaurs along with rare plants and animals. If stars and constellations interest you more, then visit the museum's Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium that opened in 2002. This is a highly informative and interesting center that appeals to all ages.
The historic parcel of land that Hale Farm & Village is built on was donated to The Western Reserve Historical Society by Clara Belle Ritchie. Historic buildings from around the country were relocated to the land to create a living history museum and village called Wheatfield. Visitors will learn about life during the Civil War and the history of the region. Exhibits relating to fashion, technology, and other subjects can be seen here as well.
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 views from the Terminal Tower Observation Deck are second to none. The deck is located on the 42nd floor of the Terminal Tower and from here you can see miles in all four directions and view the picturesqueness of the city. 50 tickets are sold every half hour and it is advised to purchase tickets as early as in the month of March to enjoy discounts and ensure availability of the desired time slot. Visit the Terminal Tower Observation Deck, it will turn out to be the best half hour you spent in the city.
Wilbert's is Cleveland's premier restaurant and a place for some really good original music. The restaurant is open for music concerts and Mike Andersen, Jake Andrews, James Armstrong and William Bell are some of the artists to have graced the place and entertaining audiences. From national and local to regional acts, all genres of reggae, pop and jazz enliven the place. Apart from the music the food is versatile as well. The menu is completely bistro style with dishes like Seared Ahi Tuna, Chicken/Pasta Primavera and Cajun Shephard's Pie. Lunch Specials are different for each day and everything is homemade. An original menu and an even original brand of music is what makes this place a must-visit!
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.
Peabody's Concert Club, is the place which has a string of music for one and all. Alternative Rock, Reggae, Punk and the list of the music played here is endless. The place is always crowded and filled with music lovers. The Ocean, Bobaflex and a variety of talented and renowned bands perform here. Go ahead and book the tickets to avoid last minute hassles and rush. It is also available for rentals.