If we say “museums” and you instantly think of stodgy, old-school institutions replete with shushing from blue-haired docents and boring exhibitions, then it’s definitely time for a visit to Cleveland.
After all, arts & culture is our vibe and museums are our jam.
For starters, we have the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a museum dedicated to rock ‘n’ roll that’s universally known for its rebellious, loud and thought-provoking energy. We’re also home to Ralphie’s original house from A Christmas Story, and it’s now a bucket-list museum for all fans of the holiday classic — filmed right here in the Land. And if Christmas isn’t your thing, how about Halloween? The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick features a macabre collection of all things occult, paranormal, and well … witchcraft and magick.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the top art museums in the country, featuring an unrivaled permanent collection of some of history’s greatest masterpieces. With free admission, CMA is probably the most budget-friendly must-see attraction in The Land. Nearby, the Museum of Contemporary Art showcases a rotating slate of the most talked-about contemporary artists of our time. Embrace your inner paleontologist with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s collection of dinosaur bones and other natural wonders.
The list goes on. But your trip planning starts here.