Cleveland is blessed with some of the best cultural institutions in the country. Throw in the new sports facilities and the Rock Hall and you have a wide variety of attractions that matches those of any American city of comparable size. The Cleveland sports scene has had its share of heartbreak over the years, but the city has the three main professional sports so it's an ideal place for sports fans.
Cleveland is also getting a casino, so this will be a huge addition to the downtown area.
May 14, 2012
Gambling has finally arrived in Downtown Cleveland with an incredible new Horseshoe Casino that is part of Caesars Entertainment. Bullz-Eye got a tour of the casino, which has a beautiful World Series of Poker room and VIP lounge.
Every pinheaded politician and economist who claims that sports stadiums are a waste of taxpayer money should take in a weekend series at the Jake in July (or better yet, October!), then look at pictures of what Downtown Cleveland looked like just 20 years ago. If you like baseball, you have to see a game at the Jake (we still call it by its proper name). It's not the hot ticket in town like it was 10 years ago, but the Indians might be surging again! Check out the Cleveland links section for links to local ticket brokers and check out our sports tickets page.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This is a must-see for any fan of Rock music. Along with the exhibits, the facility itself is also impressive. Address: 1 Key Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114. Call 800-493-ROLL for more information.
Cleveland Museum of Art
If you're looking for culture, Cleveland is fortunate to have a world-class museum with an incredible collection. Admission is always free and its gobe through an amazing renovation. With its location in University Circle, you'll find yourself within walking distance of numerous museums and performing arts centers. Address: 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Call 216-421-7350 for more information.
Home of the Cleveland Orchestra, the best orchestra in the world according to Time Magazine and many others, the newly renovated Severance Hall is one of the great landmarks of Cleveland. Address: 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Call 216-231-1111 for more information.
Playhouse Square Center
Cleveland's Theatre District was saved with renovations of the State, Palace, Ohio and Allen Theatres over the past 25 years. The beautiful theatres attract the best national touring companies. Address: 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Call 216-771-8403 for more information. The Great Lakes Theater Festival has recently moved to the Hanna Theater and the Cleveland Play House has moved to the Allen Theater.
Cleveland Browns Stadium
It's not quite as cool as Progressive Field, but it's a nice outdoor football stadium, which is the way football should be played. Perhaps with Mike Holmgren running the show the Browns will start to play some good football.
Quicken Loans Arena was the hot spot in town when LeQuitter was in town, but Dan Gilbert insists that the Cavs will be strong again. Clevelanders love him for his devotion to his team and his willingness to spend money and speak his mind.
For more ideas, check out our Cleveland recreation page for information on things like the Metro Parks and day trips.