ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Travel and Places»
  • Visiting North America»
  • United States»
  • Ohio

Tour Cleveland's lakefront (and riverfront)

Updated on August 17, 2013
Cleveland Browns Stadium
Cleveland Browns Stadium | Source

You might start your tour of Cleveland's lakefront (and riverfront) at the foot of West 3rd Street where it meets Lake Erie — well, almost, anyway. There you'll find Cleveland Browns Stadium, among a cluster of other fine waterside attractions.

Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center | Source

Venture a few hundred feet eastward — past the sculpture commemorating local firefighters, and through the shadow of the tall wind turbine — and you can amble beneath the semicircular array of solar panel canopies, to the entrance to The Great Lakes Science Center. This Center houses multiple levels of interactive exhibits, traveling displays, and an Omnimax theater that regularly cycles several dramatic features.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Source

Keep moving east and you'll next encounter the shimmering prismatic atrium of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Among its many touring and permanent exhibits are rock artifacts, musician biographies, video documentaries, museum displays, and a comprehensive music store — all within a structure designed by famed architect I. M. Pei.

Steamship William G. Mather
Steamship William G. Mather | Source

Look for the cozy harbor tucked behind the Rock Hall and you'll find docked there the historic Great Lakes steamship, The William G. Mather. Clamber aboard to get an idea of what it must have been like to work the merchant marine routes along the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

The Goodtime III
The Goodtime III | Source

While you're at the Inner Harbor, check out the times and prices for the next lakefront tour on board the Goodtime III. Both lunch and dinner cruises are available seasonally, offering great vistas of the City of Cleveland from Lake Erie waters.

Voinovich Park
Voinovich Park | Source

If you're the landlubber sort, simply stroll the length and breadth of Voinovich Park (named for the Cleveland mayor, Ohio Governor and U.S. Senator). Perhaps your dog wants to keep catching that frisbee, or you just want to see the local gulls nab bread crust on the fly?

Burke Lakefront Airport
Burke Lakefront Airport | Source

For a longer hike, keep moving east to the colorful fighter jets on display at Burke Lakefront Airport. This commuter airfield serves as the site of the City's annual Labor Day air show, a several-day food-and-fest extravaganza, with appearances by stunt pilots, parachutists, and the Navy's Blue Angels.

RTA's Waterfront Line
RTA's Waterfront Line | Source

Tired of walking? Then stop where East Ninth Street spans the Shoreway and hop aboard the Regional Transit Authority's Waterfront Line. This light-rail transit line loops from the lakefront past the Cuyahoga Riverfront to terminate — fittingly enough — at the Terminal Tower, Cleveland's Grand Dame landmark.

The Nautica Queen
The Nautica Queen | Source

Keep your eyes on the opposite shore of the winding Cuyahoga River as you make your way along the Waterfront Line. The long river boardwalk serves several restaurant and entertainment venues along the riverbanks, including the Nautica Queen, another tour boat available for private parties and special events.

Settlers Landing
Settlers Landing | Source

Just before the Waterfront Line train enters the bowels of Tower City Center and the Terminal Tower, you can alight at Settlers Landing. Here, along the east bank of the Cuyahoga River, Moses Cleaveland and his band of settlers first arrived to begin surveying the new village as part of Connecticut colony's 'lands of the Western Reserve'.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Amber 3 years ago

      Geez, that's unbvlieeable. Kudos and such.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)