26300 Chagrin Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Enjoy watching horses race against each other? If so head straight to Thistledown in Cleveland. Various derbys are held here on a regular basis, from the Ohio Derby to Belmont Day and more. This spectacular race track has some excellent facilities such as a gifts shop where one can purchase souvenirs and trinkets. The Silk restaurant is a good stop-over for refreshments and to enjoy a delicious meal. Put your money on a horse and hope he brings you some luck. Definitely a place for luck-spinners and for those looking for an adventurous time! Opens everyday at 11:30a.
The BottleHouse is a brewery and bar that offers a rotating selection of in-house meads like the Hopped Grapefruit and beers like the Livin' Easy IPA, alongside cocktails and wine. The bar sports a young, lively and casual vibe with pin-ball machines, picnic tables and a stage for live performances. Although modest, the food menu offers a variety of sandwiches, cheese boards and other light snacks that perfectly complement the beer. A welcoming and cheerful bar, the BottleHouse is a great place to hang out with a group of friends and sample some distinctive brew.
Situated across Lee Road, the Forest Hill Park provides the much needed green respite to its neighborhood. Apart from that, it also has sporting facilities for public use that includes ball-fields, tennis courts, a playground, multipurpose fields and much more. That's not it, the two sheltered areas are perfect for picnickers and are ideal for summer outings. Those who are not much into sports, can simply go for a nature walk or sit by the lovely duck pond.
James A. Garfield Memorial was built in 1890, a decade after President James A. Garfield's death. This honorary monument features the design of George Keller with work by sculptor Caspar Buberl on the exterior facade. Visitors are welcome during April to November from 9a to 4p. The monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973.
The James A. Garfield Monument was built to honor James A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States. Tours are offered where you can learn about the history of his life and the significance of his presidency, as well as details about the monument itself. It features marble accents, stained glass windows, and gold mosaics. His casket is on display, draped in an American flag. Walk up to the balcony and you'll have a great view of Lake Erie.
Located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Lake View Cemetery is named for the views of Lake Erie that can be seen to the north. It is known as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum" for its expanses of greenery and biological diversity, as well as its monuments, including the James A. Garfield Memorial and Wade Memorial Chapel. There are 104,000 people buried here, including some of Cleveland's best-known historical figures.
The Cozad Bates House is the only structure in the neighborhood that has survived until today post the Civil War. The house was constructed in 1852 and holds great cultural and historic significance in the state. Restore Cleveland Hope Inc. has worked ardently to safeguard this house that was built more than a century and a half ago but stands stern even today.
University Circle is a neighborhood in Cleveland that serves as one of the city's cultural and entertainment centers. It is named for the abundance of educational institutions nearby, including Case Western Reserve University. There are plenty of high-end dining options, museums, shops, and medical facilities in the area, making it one of Cleveland's most important economic centers. A variety of festivals and events for the whole family are held here throughout the year.
Established in 1826, Case Western Reserve University has evolved from being just a technical institute to a full-fledged research university home to students from across the world. Considered to be one of the best universities in the country, it provides education to up to 10,000 students in undergraduate, post-graduate and research programs under the guidance of researchers and expert staff that comprises industry leaders and noble laureates. Spread across 550 acres (220 hectares), its campus comprises some of the well known educational institutes like School of Dental Medicine, Franklin T. Backus School of Law, Weatherhead School of Management and Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. With the focus to provide facilities for an all-round development of students, the Case Western Reserve University campus hosts cultural and recreational events from time to time. The university organizes campus tour on working days, so call ahead to schedule a tour to the university.
A visit to Cleveland and you surely cant miss its famous landmarks. Situated in Case Western Reserve University, Harkness Chapel, is one such attraction, with its architectural splendor. Built in the honor of the daughter of Harkness Fortune, this famous building has undergone major renovations since 1902. And 1990 marks the year when this building was refurbished to introduce an enlarged stage and state-of-art lighting and audio-recording equipment. This place has been a venue for major events like honors assemblies and special convocations. But the power-packed recitals and concerts, is what draws the major crowd of students here.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is famed for its collection of Egyptian and Asian art, and with good reason. However, there is also an architectural marvel to be found on the premises, in the form of the Ames Family Atrium. Occupying 39,000 square feet (3623.219 square meters) of space spread over five floors, this glass and steel building has become one of the highlights of a visit to the museum. This massive space forms a link between the original museum building (opened in 1916) and the 1971 additions made by Marcel Breuer, and is the site for events of many kinds.
Karamu House is one of the oldest African-American theaters in the whole of the United States. It is located on the east of Cleveland and offers a rich foundation for a lifelong love for theater and performing arts. Professional tutors are appointed to impart knowledge and the basics of art, dance, music and cultural art forms. The fees are on a steeper side but it proves its worth going by the array of activities on offer. With a history that spans across more than a century, the Karamu House plays a significant part in preserving and depicting the Afro-American culture and its values.