Visit Cleveland

Visit Cleveland
200 Years

The city of Cleveland has a proud history over 200 years in the making. Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796 when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company laid out the Connecticut Western Reserve into townships. It was named after General Moses Cleaveland, an investor in the company who led the survey of its land within the Western Reserve. General Cleaveland oversaw the plan for the modern downtown area centered on Public Square. The first settler in Cleaveland was Lorenzo Carter, who built a cabin on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. The spelling of the city’s name was later changed to “Cleveland” in 1831 when the “a” was dropped so the name could fit the masthead of The Cleveland Advertiser, an early city newspaper. Originally a frontier village, Cleveland grew into a manufacturing and business center for Northern Ohio. Today, the city is headquarters for manufacturing, medical, biotech/biomed, and banking industries. It has also become a growing sports, tourism and convention destination.

Things To Do

April 3-14, 2013
See the newest and best films from around the world
Use the code 'SPORTS' for a $2 discount on tickets
Click here for more information

Cavaliers Logo Block 2

Watch the Cleveland Cavaliers in Action.
Visit the Q for tickets and information.

Rock n Roll Hall of fameRock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Museum’s exhibits are regarded as among the world’s most significant interpretations of rock and roll history.

Polar BearsA Rainforest in Cleveland?
The Cleveland Zoo features many attractions, and a rainforest open all year.

Did You Know

Metro park


The Cleveland Metroparks features over 21,000 acres of wildlife. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails cross the more than 21,000 acres of Cleveland Metroparks.


number of colleges and universities in the Greater Cleveland area.