3970 Convenience Circle NW, Canton, OH, US, 44718
- Phone: (330) 956-5056
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When Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase “rock and roll,” he was laying the foundation for a cultural phenomenon and, incidentally, this museum. In 1986, three years after the creation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, Cleveland became the home of the dramatic glass and steel pyramid called the Rock Hall, designed by the architect I. M. Pei. With an impressive multimedia permanent collection and continually changing temporary exhibitions, visitors can enjoy listening to songs, watching films, and looking at rock memorabilia ranging from a Cub Scout shirt worn by Jim Morrison to Madonna's bustier.
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 312-foot submarine.
The Quicken Loans Arena, known as Gund Arena until 2005, opened in 1995, and is home to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. The Arena seats nearly 20,000, depending on the event. Situated in the Gateway Complex in downtown, it is surrounded by parking, hotels and restaurants. In addition to the Cavaliers, the arena also hosts many of the major concerts in Cleveland, as well as professional wrestling and ice-skating.
Whiskey Island Marina is not only a place to dock boats, it has something more to offer, with a variety of events and activities for the entire family. The panoramic views of lake Erie and the city are breathtaking and add to the entire sight-seeing experience. The Whiskey Island Marina also houses Sunset Grill which was voted Best Island Bar in 2007. Head here for fun, great views and good food. This is a great spot to soak up some sun during an indulgent weekend.
If you have the desire to explore the beautiful world of flora and fauna, the best way to do it would be to head to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo consists of more than 3000 animals and 600 species. Many events take place here which are educational and entertaining. You can also organize a private event here. The admission fees differ seasonally. Check the website or call ahead for further details regarding rates, credit card usage and future events.
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' story times, crafts and gardening classes.
Situated across Lee Road, the Forest Hill Park provides the much needed green respite to its neighborhood. Apart from that, it also has sporting facilities for public use that includes ball-fields, tennis courts, a playground, multipurpose fields and much more. That's not it, the two sheltered areas are perfect for picnickers and are ideal for summer outings. Those who are not much into sports, can simply go for a nature walk or sit by the lovely duck pond.