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Mohican State Park - Climb the Fire Tower
For the brave of heart, a thrilling climb to the top of an 80-foot fire tower will reward visitors with a treetop view of Mohican State Park and Forest, as well as several miles beyond.
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Citizens Bank Cinema at Sunset Returns with a Double Feature
Edgewater - Cleveland Metroparks

Grab a blanket or beach chair, and head to Edgewater Beach for an evening of live music, local food trucks and great movies! Citizens Bank Cinema at Sunset returns this summer with three, free movies on select Thursday evenings following Edgewater LIVE.

On June 23, July 28, and August 11, Citizens Bank Cinema at Sunset will start at 8:30 p.m. on the beach following the wildly popular Edgewater LIVE summer concert series.

For more information view website.

Cleveland Museum of Art
General Admission is FREE
11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio  441056
216.421.7350
www.clemusart.com

 

Cleveland Police Museum
1300 Ontario Street
Cleveland, Ohio 441
216.623.5055
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Federal Reserve Bank
"The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's magnificent building reflects the architectural style of several buildings in downtown Cleveland that were built as part of a long-range city project called the Group Plan. The Group Plan had its beginning at the turn of the century. City leaders were impressed with the urban design concept of a central mall surrounded by buildings of harmonious architecture."
1455 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114
216.579.2000
Tour information click here.

 

 


Take A Hike! Guided Walks through our History

Come on down and Take A Hike! with us.
Experience Cleveland's rich history on five unique guided walking tours - complete with historical characters from Cleveland's past!

How Does it Work?

Simply pick a tour and go. While reservations are not needed, groups of ten or more asked to call 216.771.1994 in advance.

While on your tour, you never know who might show up - it could be John D. Rockefeller, Daniel Burnham, Frances Payne Bolton, Mrs. Alfred Kelley or Alan Freed. Part of the fun is seeing which historical character appears to add some tales to the tour!

2016 Season - May 15 to September 18

Canal Basin Park Tour
Sundays - 10 a.m.
Meet at the Flat Iron Cafe (1114 Center Street, Cleveland)

Kick off the Season as Take a Hike celebrates the 25th Annual River Day with a special Canal Basin Park Tour
Saturday, May 21 - 1-2:30 p.m.
Meet at 1 p.m. at the Flat Iron Cafe - 1114 Center Street. It will be followed by a visit to the Lorenzo Carter Cabin Open House from 2-4 p.m.

Special Feature in 2016 - The Lorenzo Carter Cabin Opens for viewing 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Select Dates
Head there after the Canal Basin Park Tour - May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21, September 4, September 18

Civic Center Tour
Tuesdays - 6 p.m.
Meet at The Old Stone Church (91 Public Square, Cleveland - Tour will begin inside the Church)

Warehouse District Tour
Wednesdays - 6 p.m.
Meet in front of Constantino's Market (1278 West 9th Street, Cleveland)

PlayhouseSquare Tour
Thursdays - 6 p.m.
Meet in the State Theatre Lobby (1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland)

Gateway District Tour
Saturdays - 10 a.m.
Meet at The Arcade (401 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland - Inside the doors on the Euclid Side of the Arcade)

For more information click here.

 

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
28728 Wolf Rd
Bay Village, OH 44140
440.871.2900
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Lakeview Cemetery and James A. Garfield Monument
12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4393
Telephone: 216-421-2665
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Dance Party! FREE
On the Square at Playhouse Square

June 7 - August 30, 2016
A 12-week outdoor dance event not to be missed! Learn Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa and Kizomba on the square with the best Cleveland dance instructors from Viva Dance Studios. Easy and fun instruction starts at 5:15 p.m. The dance party runs from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Be a part of Cleveland's rich and diverse culture and dance the night away to top DJs and live bands for a summer to remember!

Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.org

Penitentiary Glen Reservation & Nature Center
Penitentiary Glen Reservation features 424 acres of forest, fields, wetlands, and over 7.5 miles of hiking trails.
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
440.734.6660
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Trolley Museum Walking Tours
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 - 10am to 4pm
The Northern Ohio Railway Museum is open Saturdays through October. See streetcars, interurbans and rapid transit equipment from Ohio, 1895 to 1970 on a walking tour, including a visit to the restoration shop. Free for all ages and groups; free will donation accepted.

On two miles of the historic Cleveland Southwestern Railway, the museum is working to attain its goals to collect, preserve, restore, display and operate streetcars and other railway equipment for the education of the public. The Museum can trace its roots back to 1965 when three railfans, Anson W. (Red) Bennett, Walter B. Stoner, Jr. and Lee D. Smith, wanted to acquire and restore a caboose. NORM was formally incorporated on February 20, 1976 as a not-for-profit educational and historical organization. In June of the following year NORM purchased two miles of former Cleveland, Southwestern and Columbus right-of-way south of Chippewa Lake which had been abandoned in 1932. Over the next few years an assortment of interurban cars and other equipment started to arrive.

The Museum is located at 5515 Buffham Road, Seville, Ohio 44273, 330.769.5501, www.northernohiorailwaymuseum.org.

Hoover Historical Center
1875 E. Maple St.
North Canton, Ohio 44720-3331
330.244.4667
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Tours are conducted hourly, 1-4 p.m. Weds.-Saturday. Group tours require advance reservations which are available weekday mornings. In 2013,new showings of Hoover family keepsakes accompany the story of the growth of The Hoover Company and the North Canton community. Wedding invitations, photographs, and early 1900s wedding attire is exhibited. Also, a full-size, circa 1896, “Signature Crazy Quilt” which bears names & signatures of families from New Berlin (North Canton) is displayed. Company history includes vintage and current products, ads, and photos of Hoover floats and float awards from the Pro Football Hall of Fame Parades. Herb gardens enhance the grounds.
Donations are accepted.

 

F.A. Seiberling Naturealm
 
The 104-acre Nature Realm includes a 10,000-square-foot visitors center with exhibits, kids' areas, live animals and a gift shop featuring educational and locally-made items. The grounds showcase a suspension bridge over a 45-foot-deep ravine, several gardens, plant identification, observation decks, two ponds, wetlands, hiking trails and a tall-grass prairie.
1828 Smith Rd., Akron
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Secrest Arboretum
(Wayne County)

Secrest Arboretum & Gardens of OSU/OARDC
1680 Madison Ave. Wooster, OH 44691
http://secrest.osu.edu
330-464-2148
Hrs. Open dawn to dusk daily.
NO CHARGE!
Located at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, part of the Ohio State University. Enjoy this 85-acre restful sanctuary and discover plant ideas for your landscape. Escape to pleasant vistas, explore the diverse landscape theme gardens and plant collections. Play areas for children.  Meander through the Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance…it’s a “noseworthy” destination. Visit them online for a complete list of arboretum events such as concerts, tours, bird walks, workshops, plant sales, rose days and more.

 

ADMISSIONS - $6 and under
(Lake County)

Holden Arboretum
Open daily 9am to 5pm.

$6- Adults, Seniors 60+ $5 (free on Tuesday); Children 6-12: $3; Children 5 and under free.
9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio 44094
440.946.4400
www.holdenarb.org

 

(Lake County)

JAMES A GARFIELD MUSEUM
Entrance fees for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site are $5/person. Youth 15 and under are free. Holders of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, including the Annual, Senior and Access Passes, are admitted free of charge. On site parking is free!
http://www.nps.gov/jaga/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm

 


(Stark County)

MCKINLEY MUSEUM
Besides seeing the wonderful McKinley Museum why not travel to outer space without ever leaving the ground! That’s how you will feel after you experience the museum’s 65 seat Hoover-Price Planetarium. Over 60 projectors show the aurora, meteor shower, an asteroid, panorama of downtown Canton, clouds, snow, phases of the moon and dozens of constellations. The Planetarium is included with the price of admission.

www.mckinleymuseum.org/hoover_price_planetarium

 

(Wayne County)

Wayne County Historical Society & Museum
"Our large campus offers an exciting glance back in time with tours of historic buildings containing local artifacts."
546 East Bowman St.
Wooster, OH 44691
330-264-8856
ADMISSION: $5.00 adults; children under 14 and members of the society, no charge.
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ADMISSIONS - $12 and under:
(Summit County)

Akron Zoo
2014 Summer season (May - October)
Adults $11, Senior Citizens (62 & older) $9.00; children (ages 2-24) $8.00
Non-member parking $2.00

2014 Winter season (November - April)
500 Edgewood Avenue

Akron, Ohio

330-375-2550

www.akronzoo.org



(Cuyahoga County)

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Garden is located in University Circle, the heart of Cleveland’s cultural district. Cleveland Botanical Garden boasts some of the finest public gardens in the Midwest. Each one is a gem with its own distinct personality.

The Garden is also home to the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, a unique conservatory that takes you on an exotic adventure to the lush rainforest of Costa Rica and the spiny desert of Madagascar.
Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-1600
www.cbgarden.org

(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Browns Behind-the Scenes of the Stadium
100 Alfred Lerner Way
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
440.824.3361
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(Cuyahoga County)

CLEVELAND INDIANS -Progressive Field Tours
Get the behind-the-scenes look at the home of the Indians! This exclusive tour includes dugout, batting cages, visiting bullpen, Heritage Park, and other must-see attractions.
Wheelchair accessible.
For more info http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com

 

(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio  44106
216.231.4600 or 800.317.9155
www.cmnh.org

 

(Summit County)

Hower House Victorian Mansion
University of Akron
Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 senior citizens (65+ years), $2.00 for students and children; children six years and under are free with an adult admission.
60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44325
330.972.6909
For additional information:
www.uakron.edu/howerhse

 

(Cuyahoga County)

Lakeview Cemetery
Seventy-five minute, historical trolley tours of Lake View are also offered Sunday afternoons throughout the summer months. Passengers climb on board a Lolly the Trolley at the Garfield Monument, along with a volunteer docent who will speak about the history of the Cemetery, its horticulture, and the notable persons interred here.

12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4393
Telephone: 216-421-2665
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(Stark County)
St. Helena III Canal Boat

For more information, contact the
Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 330-854-6835
For more information website


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