Cleveland Ohio Museums & Hall of Fame Attractions
Cleveland Ohio – Did You Know?
Cleveland is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie in northeastern Ohio and named after its founder General Moses Cleaveland. Records show that the “a” was dropped after there was a problem fitting the full name into a newspaper masthead.
Cleveland was founded in 1796 as a manufacturing center due to the lake shore location and connection to numerous canals and railroad lines. Interestingly, in 1879, Cleveland became the world’s first city to be fully lighted electrically.
There are many fun and worthwhile places to visit in Cleveland including unique museums and hall of fame’s. The locations described below each have a “hot link” directly to the individual website for your convenience. Enjoy!
Cleveland, Ohio is on the Southern Shores of Lake Erie
Cleveland Police Historical Museum
1300 Ontario Street, 1st Floor Justice Center, Cleveland, OH 44113
FREE admission. The museum is devoted to collecting and preserving police history. A priority is to educate the public to continuously foster a mutual understanding and respect between the public and law enforcement. Educators are encouraged to use the museum as a learning resource.
Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
605 East 222nd Street Cleveland, OH 44123
FREE admission. The Polka Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving and promoting polka music. It was founded in 1987 and operated by the American Slovenian Polka Foundation.
Croatian Heritage Museum & Library
34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095
This unique museum and library is committed to the collection and preservation of Croatian history, culture and fine art.
Dittrick Museum of Medical History
11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
FREE admission. The museum originated as part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association established back in 1894. Today, it functions as part of the Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary study center.
Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
A day at the Great Lakes Science Center is a fun-filled, brain-building experience. With over 400 hands-on exhibits, movies at the giant-screen Omnimax Theatre and continuous special events, visitors are likely to return again and again.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122
The museum promotes an understanding of Jewish culture, religion and history. It serves as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio communities to build bridges of tolerance and appreciation for all ethnic backgrounds
Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame Museum
751 Erieside Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
Educating visitors, fans and scholars from around the world, this world-class museum is devoted to the preservation and celebration of rock and roll music.
Ukranian Museum & Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
Located in Cleveland’s historic Tremont neighborhood, the museum was founded in 1952 to preserve Ukranian history and culture during a time when information was being deliberately destroyed in Soviet Ukraine.
Cleveland Ohio Attractions
If you have never visited Cleveland, Ohio, I do hope you get the opportunity. There are so many attractions that make this city fun and interesting. It's a great place to visit and live too. Who knows, you may not want to leave!
In addition to the museums listed here in the Cleveland area, there are many more fascinating museums and hall of fame's to learn about and visit that are very close by. Learn more in my article Akron/Canton Ohio Museums & Hall of Fame Attractions. Thank you for stopping by!
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