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Address: Between Superior and Euclid Avenues, Downtown, Cleveland, OH
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Description: This is Cleveland's most architecturally interesting structure, a...
This is Cleveland's most architecturally interesting structure, a 19th-century-style marketplace 5 stories high, with a skylight.
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Elegant Example of Historic Cleveland Architecture

Architecturally this is a very beautiful, classic structure with a historically innovative skylit atrium, elegant stairs, and lovely balcony details. Well-worth visiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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Cleveland, Oh
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568 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The place is still beautiful but all the shops which were thriving 30 years ago are gone and there is virtually nothing left. It is worthwhile taking a walk across as it connects two main avenues.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The structure is beautiful but that's about it. Its connected tonthe Hyatt hotel. Takes about 5 mins to see and then you're done. If you like architecture, you'll like it but it's not going to take long to see it all.

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Naples, Florida
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Architecturally this is a very beautiful, classic structure with a historically innovative skylit atrium, elegant stairs, and lovely balcony details. Well-worth visiting. Unfortunately many of the shops have been vacant for years. Hopefully the convention will revitalize the arcade. For now, aside from the Chocolate Bar and the hotel, it has the elegant but melancholy spirit of better days long... More 

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Mississauga
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Giving this structure a rating of only a 3 out of 5 seems almost unfair. It is very well preserved and serves from what I can see as a memory of what Cleveland had to offer decades ago. The interior is cavernous but extremely well lit as it rises from a street level to a ceiling that is at least... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

the building itself is amazing. its filled with old architecture. the shops however are awful. all of the store fronts are vacant.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

There is not much business here, which is a shame, because it is architecturally beautiful. My husband and I went and sat to just enjoy the view and quiet for a moment. Not much else to do but well worth a stop in.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Arcade is one of those places where even high quality photography doesn't really do it justice, you need to see it for yourself in person. Only by being inside of it do you get the proper sense of scale. I liked this place a lot the first time I walked through, which was before noon. I came back a... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is worth the time just to see the architecture. Absolutely beautiful! Takes only a few minutes, but can spend more time on a drink, snack, lunch or shopping.

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Hindman, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is a very nice structure and the craftsmanship that went into its construction is to be commented about. But, when I visited here a few years ago, there were a lot more people and there was a lot more things going on inside.

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Puget Sound
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had heard about the Old Arcade and when in Cleveland for a weekend wedding my wife and I had a free Sunday afternoon so we stopped by to check the place out. the internal architecture was as promised stunning. Done in the style of Greek Revival it reminded us of the Arcade in Luxembourg except this one is four... More 

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