The world’s largest amusement park by ride count with 68 rides, including 16 rollercoasters and the world’s second tallest and second fastest roller coaster, Top Thrill Dragster. The park also has a mile-long white sand beach, two water parks (Soak City and Castaway Bay), two marinas, several hotels, and "Challenge Park" featuring attractions such as go-karts and miniature golf. Known as "America’s Roller Coast", Cedar Point has been voted "Best Amusement Park in the World" by Amusement Today for the past nine years.
Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom
Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom is a combination amusement park and water park. Both parks cover 690 acres (2.8 km²) and have a total of 54 rides. Geauga Lake is also the name of the lake along which the amusement park lies.
Ghostly Manor & XD 3D Motion Theater
Rated a top-10 haunted attraction in the U.S., Ghostly Manor is a non-stop, very high startle event that contains the best in "Haunted House" technology. Ghosts lurk in every corner as you wander through this old mansion and the XD 3D Motion Simulation Theater is Ohio's first and only SD Theater simulated thrill ride.
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Cleveland Museum of Art
Surround yourself in a world of fine paintings, drawings, sculptures and relics at one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums. The Museum augments, preserves, exhibits and fosters understanding of the outstanding collections of world art it holds in trust for the public and presents complementary exhibitions and programs.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Museum is considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America. From dinosaurs to diamonds, the Museum is a beautiful blend of traditional and interactive galleries related to history, art and the natural world. It also features a planetarium, observatory, discovery center, live animal shows and a wildlife center and woods garden.
Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center is one of America’s largest interactive science museums. More than 400 exciting "hands-on" exhibits, breathtaking OMNIMAX® films, daily demonstrations and exciting educational programs show visitors the interdependency of science, environment and technology.
NASA Glenn Research Center
The only NASA facility north of the Mason-Dixon Line, the NASA Glenn Research Center features eight exhibit galleries about space travel and communications. It offers interactive exhibits and historic artifacts that showcase NASA’s areospace programs and their benefits. You can countdown to a space shuttle launch, perform a microgravity experiment or pilot a high-performance jet.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. The museum celebrates more than 250 important inventors from around the world.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
America’s premier sports showplace, the National Football League’s Hall of Fame houses the largest collection of pro football memorabilia in the world. Each year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame adds priceless artifacts to its vast collection. The Hall also presents football as you’ve never experienced it in the GameDay Stadium theater.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Like the music it celebrates, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is alive with the energy, passion and spirit of music. The Museum features seven floors of exhibits, interactive listening stations, several movie theaters, more than 120 minutes of film and more than 4,000 rock and roll collection pieces. Come tour the world's most significant interpretations of rock and roll history. Click here to print a discount voucher.
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & The RainForest
More than 3,300 animals, including the largest collection of primate species in North America and 84 endangered species, occupy 168 rolling, wooded acres. The RainForest is home to 600 animals and 10,000 plants from the jungles of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Visitors can also explore the fascinating worlds of Australian Adventure, Wolf Wilderness, Northern Trek, and African Savannah.
African Safari Wildlife Park
The Midwest’s only drive-thru safari. Tour the 100 plus acre preserve and visit hundreds of rare, exotic and some endangered animals from around the world. Animals roam, rest and play while visitors explore the grounds
Cleveland Botanical Garden
For seventy-five years, Cleveland Botanical Garden has been one of Northeast Ohio’s treasuresfeaturing ten acres of beautiful gardens. In addition, The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse is a soaring 18,000 sq. ft. conservatory housing authentic recreations of two of the earth’s most fragile ecosystems - the spiny desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica. Over 350 species of plants and 50 species of animals immerse visitors in a dazzling multi-sensory experience.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Ohio’s premier Gilded Age estate includes a 65-room manor house, gothic conservatory, carriage house and 70 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens. The estate was built between 1912 and 1915 and was given the name Stan Hywet, Old English for stone quarry, to reflect the site’s earlier use.
Hale Farm & Village
The Hale Farm & Village is a 19th-century historical community that specializes in role-playing historic interpreters and crafts. It has a variety of historical buildings and period crafts are made on the premises, with skilled artisans demonstrating glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, candlemaking and basketmaking.
Playhouse Square Center
This seven-theater complex is America’s second largest Performing Arts Center. It is host to the annual Broadway Series world-class ballet theater for families, opera, Broadway productions, concerts and a large variety of other theatrical productions.
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Downtown Cleveland features two malls, The Galleria at Erieview and The Avenue at Tower City Center, that include more than 100 retail shops and eight full-service restaurants, two four-star hotels, a movie theater, and a light rail hub. There are also three historic arcades that offer a variety of upscale stores, art galleries, unique specialty shops and eateries. Numerous shopping malls and lifestyle centers in the suburbs, including Beachwood Place, Legacy Village, ETON Chagrin Boulevard and Crocker Park, feature a variety of notable department stores and dining options, or find great bargains at Aurora Farms Premium outlets and Prime Outlets at Lodi.
The City’s sizzling restaurant scene is burgeoning with stylish, new restaurants, bistros and microbreweries, serving eclectic menus with the latest food trends, award-winning brews and tasty ethnic cuisine from around the globe. From Little Italy to Shaker Square, from Tremont to Ohio City, Cleveland’s neighborhood restaurants feature a vast wealth of ethnic specialties. Downtown Cleveland’s Historic Warehouse District and East 4th Neighborhood boast some of the hottest restaurants and nightclubs in town, offering an assortment of evening activities.
For more information on these and other Cleveland area attractions, in addition to hotel and dining guides, please visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland website: www.thisiscleveland.com
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