The Cleveland Museum of Art, housed in a historic building dating back to 1916, displays some very precious paintings by renowned artists. You can check out the works of the Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams and Mario Avati. If you do not have the time to leisurely browse through all the exhibited works, sign up for guided tours that give you details of all the major exhibits. After you have explored the place, stop by the cafe for refreshments.
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.
Capitol Theater offers a unique and intimate movie-going experience in Cleveland. This theater proudly shows its history in its decor, including an ornate ceiling and light fixtures in the main theater. Two secondary theaters offer limited seating, creating a much more intimate showing than you'll find at chain theaters. Besides showing newer releases, the theater also screens classics and family movies for special events.
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.
Whiskey Island is a region in Cleveland, located at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, there are many attractions on this peninsula, the Historic Coast Guard Station being one of them. The station was operational till 1976, when the Ninth District headquarters shifted to the nearby North Coast Harbor. Currently, the Wendy Park Foundation and City of Cleveland have collaborated and making an effort to restore and revamp this historic landmark.
1point618 is a vibrant art gallery in the heart of Gordon Square Arts District. This contemporary space showcases exquisite fine art work by emerging and established artists from around the world. Michael Benjamin, Rita Montlack, Joe Stavec are some of the top names previously featured here. A visit here, by appointment only, guarantees a thought-provoking and inspiring experience.
Located at the intersection of N. Main and W. Lorain streets, the Congregational Church of Christ was built in 1842. The church has a Greek Revival style of architecture and has been put up on the National Register of Historic Places owing to its historic value. The church continues to function even today, while regular services are held from time to time.
Although the congregation can trace its history back to 1837, Independence Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1853. After its dedication in October 1854, the church served the community until 1905, when it was shut down, reopening in 1925. The original structure, which is now an annexed chapel, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.