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“Pleaseantly surprised”

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Ranked #16 of 181 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people discover and explore the natural world" through a series of displays involving everything from dinosaur bones to astrological equipment plus "Lucy," one of the oldest skeletons of humanity's earliest ancestors.
Lakewood, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Pleaseantly surprised”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by how much interesting stuff they had in this museum. I was expecting dry, dull history, but it was great!

Visited March 2012
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Barberton, OH
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“Great time for all ages.”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

My recent visit was a great time as I took my 5 and 7 year old niece and nephew. They both love dinosaurs, but had never seen life-size skeletal remains. They were both looking at the sheer size of the displays with utter amazement. I knew that this would be a fun trip for them and was the primary focus of their attention. We did go through the rest of the museum before stopping for a quick lunch. The rest of the displays were in good condition but not nearly as exciting for the two children. Although a close second was the outdoor animal exhibit.

Visited August 2012
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Michigan
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27 reviews
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“Great for the kids both big and small”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The displays are not only educational, but up to date and kept in very fine order. The layout is well managed and gives you the ability to look at all the exhibits at your own pace. Parking is good as well.

Visited March 2012
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LORAIN
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A Cleveland treasure”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have visited this amazing place dozens of times over the years and I'm still engaged every time with the exhibits. When our kids were little we would be in the dinosaur room for hours, absorbing every nuance.

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“Go First Thursday of Month”
Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

It is free thanks to Target on the afternoons on the first Thursday of the month.

Everything from dinosaurs to an outdoor live animal exhibit with a bald eagle, fox, owls and much more. My two young boys love going.

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