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Cemeteries
As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include: The Garfield Monument Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States 180' tall, 154 steps Architect — George Keller Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Wade Chapel Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios Architect — Hubbell & Benes Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Rockefeller Monument Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company 65' tall; 357,680 lbs. Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont Community Mausoleum Dedicated in April, 1990 1148 crypts, 928 niches Contemporary architecture Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan Builders — Carbone Construction Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project) Dedicated in 1978 The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time 500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade Holds 80M gallons storm water
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Gardens
Indoor tropical exhibits and glass sculptures intermingle with outdoor botanical displays, including themed gardens and a Costa Rican butterfly haven. Features interactive children's areas and seasonal decorations.
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  • LeePulaski_Va_
    Pulaski, VA287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am primarily interested in the history and origin of rock and roll. I therefore loved all the exhibits of the legends: Elvis, Chuck Berry, the Killer, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and, of course, the Beatles. I spent a long time listening to the hits from the various decades. I had less interest in the clothes and memorabilia.
    I found the upper floors less interesting but still worthwhile.
    I spent a small fortune in the gift shop, but it was worth it.
    My only complaint is the skimpy Grateful Dead section. I know not everyone loves the Dead, but that band deserves more recognition.
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • msm
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the top museums in the U.S., and there are over 3500 reviews praising it on TripAdvisor alone. It doesn't need yet another recommendation.

    This review is intended only to call more attention to the ArtLens Wall, just off the atrium. Its room is a playground for all ages, with millions of pixels-worth of tiles displaying art works on multiple touchscreens. Touch an image you like, and it enlarges, tells you which gallery houses the work, and gives you information about the piece. Further touches let you delve more deeply with offers to show you images by the same artist, or from the same period, or of the same type. A connected app for smartphones lets you download the images and information and set up your own tour of the museum. This is an innovation that teaches and delights--and in that it achieves an ideal.

    If you visit in the spring/summer of 2024, don't overlook the "Seven Jeweled Mountain" immersive experience. The 10-min. presentation combines images from a 14th century folding screen (on display just outside the video room) with a 16th century account of a hike through that scenery. It's an extraordinarily peaceful and absorbing experience.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Liz S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a guided tour and was filled with fun facts and funny stories. A treat if you love the movie, and if not a huge fan you will definitely want to watch the movie after. We went on a busy day the day before the eclipse but had gotten there prior to opening so had no trouble parking but we were in 2nd tour group so had to wait a bit but the gift shop keeps you busy! Laura was very entertaining and informative.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • SharonB231
    Toledo, OH1,234 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This market is in a historic building. Nice selections and nice prices. Parking lot behind building with plenty of parking.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • Patricia V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an unforgettable group tour with Diana and she is to be commended for going above and beyond. This was not your run of the mill tour guide. Started in the Wade memorial Chapel. She has a beautiful speaking voice and compassion for the art (Tiffany), the history, the family behind it (Wade) and the religious purpose of the chapel. The tour continued to famous sites and graves. We learned so much and have a new appreciation for this Cleveland historic landmark, and we’re encouraged to partake in other programs the cemetery offers. Kudos Diana!!
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • dawnzo
    New Jersey51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a wonderful experience watching great baseball in Cleveland. It was a little challenging to park, and I attended a day game to accommodate any problems. I also went in an hour earlier to see Heritage Park. Cool the way you can see the bull pen close up, near Heritage Park. Have a slider dog - hot dog with bacon, mac and cheese and fruit loops!
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • Tara L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Looking at this zoo online, I didn't think it would be that good. We decide to give it a try anyway, and it turned out to be amazing. The train ride was so cool! My daughter loves giraffes, and she was able to get super close to them on the train. It is definitely worth the trip!
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • Alex P
    Athens, Greece52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you go to Cleveland you need to go there. Very interesting place near to the rock and roll. Very friendly people. I like a lot
    Written January 13, 2024
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  • NorCalresident
    California26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once again, in town during off season. Still, a brief visit to this longtime institution was pleasant.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • Jacqueline S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cleveland has some super beautiful hiking areas and parks. We walked 3 dogs around the lake and into the forest on some great footpaths.
    Written September 4, 2023
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  • Norman C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It might seem odd to drive 9 hours to hear an orchestra in their own hall, but Severance Hall and the Cleveland were worth it. In addition to fine music, the hall was a gem, both aesthetically and acoustically. Cleveland also provided a first rate art museum, excellent ethnic food, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and the West Side Market, and we’re sorry we weren’t there at the right time for a ball game in that beautiful park. Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Letchworth Park, on the way, we’re also fun. But Severance Hall was the topper.
    Written October 20, 2023
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  • dkadilak
    Cleveland, OH48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’ve been season-ticket holders for years, and every year the experience gets better. The improvements to Playhouse Square are wonderful, and the performances that visit Cleveland thanks to Playhouse Square are outstanding. This place always delivers a wonderful night out. My only caution is, do not eat at any of the restaurants surrounding Playhouse Square. They are not great and can put a damper on otherwise delightful outing.
    Written October 29, 2023
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