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.
Dr. Robert Smith House is a two-storied bungalow which dates back to 1914. The house belonged to Dr. Bob Smith; the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The house plays an important role in hosting many meetings during its formative years. The house was registered under the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and as a National Historic Landmark in 2012. The building has been converted into a historic house museum and also has on display several artifacts that narrate the history of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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.
Constructed in 1837, the Perkins Stone Mansion belonged to Colonel Simon Perkins, who was the son of Akron's founder General Simon Perkins. This historic house museum is now maintained by the Summit County Historical Society of Akron and is also their headquarters. One of the most striking Greek Revival style houses in the area, the repository is decked with period furnishing telling the story of its past residents, city and county.
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.
MGM Northfield Park - Center Stage (formerly known as Hard Rock Live) housed inside the MGM Northfield Park is an exciting event venue playing host to everything from theatrical productions and comedy shows to concerts and private events. The spacious seating area and huge stage ensure comfortable and uninterrupted show watching experience to every single audience present in the hall. This is the place to be if you want to catch top international performing artists while in the city. Entry to shows is restricted to people above the age of 21. State-of-the-art amenities and top-notch entertainment is what makes this performing arts venue popular among the residents of the city.
MGM Northfield Park - Neon Room situated inside Hard Rock Rocksino is the place to be if you want to spend an evening laughing out loud with your loved ones and close buddies. The hilarious acts of talented comedians here bring the house down with uncontrollable laughter more often than not. Apart from watching world-class comedians perform, you can also enjoy your favorite drink from the fully-stocked bar and linger at the lounge area. Large projector screens here are used for screening live sports matches for the entertainment of the patrons. This is the perfect venue for you to host your bachelor party, birthday party or a corporate event while in the city.
Fun 'n' Stuff is an entertainment park with both indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Some of the activities have age and height restrictions and each is individually priced. Bulk tickets are available, too. Their laser tag arena has an intergalactic theme, while the bumper cars arena has a castle theme. You can skate around in the roller skating rink on quad or in-line wheeled skates, or have fun at the Cannon Ball Blasters or bounce and flip on the Eurobungy. Bowling, arcade games, pirate shooting are just some of the other indoor activities available at the park. The outdoor games include Human Hamster balls, go-karts, looping bikes, two mini golf courses, and batting cages.