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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.
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.
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.
This is the nation's oldest civic garden, dating back to 1930. It is divided into herb, wildflower, rose, perennial and Japanese gardens. More than 3000 species of trees and shrubs fill the garden. This non-profit community resource center offers information on landscaping and horticulture. The garden library has a section for youngsters, and visitors can choose from several programs such as preschoolers' story times, crafts and gardening classes.
The Rink at Wade Oval is open to the public during the winter months. Skate all day for free at this public rink! Skates are available to rent for a small fee. After you skate, you can enjoy discounted admission to the Cleveland Museum of Nature History, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and other University Circle attractions. Keep an eye out for special events at the rink, including free skating lessons.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park provides a world of natural wonders to explore just a short distance away from Cleveland. The park is centered around the Cuyahoga and features waterfalls, wildlife, caves, and plenty of fun activities for everyone in the family. There are miles of hiking and biking trails for sports enthusiasts, educational kids' programs, and exhibits relating to sustainable farming. Visit during the fall and you'll be treated to a stunning display of foliage turning yellow, red, and orange.
Moored along the Cleveland coast of Lake Erie, the USS Cod Submarine is a National Historic Landmark that served during World War II. The submarine was built by the Electric Boat Company in 1942 and was involved in the first submarine-to-submarine rescue in 1945 that saved the crew of a Dutch submarine. Open between the months of May and September, you can climb through the narrow hatches to enter the living quarters of the crew and even torpedo rooms on the 312-foot submarine.
When Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase “rock and roll,” he was laying the foundation for a cultural phenomenon and, incidentally, this museum. In 1986, three years after the creation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, Cleveland became the home of the dramatic glass and steel pyramid called the Rock Hall, designed by the architect I. M. Pei. With an impressive multimedia permanent collection and continually changing temporary exhibitions, visitors can enjoy listening to songs, watching films, and looking at rock memorabilia ranging from a Cub Scout shirt worn by Jim Morrison to Madonna's bustier.
If you have the desire to explore the beautiful world of flora and fauna, the best way to do it would be to head to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo consists of more than 3000 animals and 600 species. Many events take place here which are educational and entertaining. You can also organize a private event here. The admission fees differ seasonally. Check the website or call ahead for further details regarding rates, credit card usage and future events.
The Quicken Loans Arena, known as Gund Arena until 2005, opened in 1995, and is home to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. The Arena seats nearly 20,000, depending on the event. Situated in the Gateway Complex in downtown, it is surrounded by parking, hotels and restaurants. In addition to the Cavaliers, the arena also hosts many of the major concerts in Cleveland, as well as professional wrestling and ice-skating.
In 1994, the Barrington Golf Club created this 18-hole signature course and has a been a huge crowd-puller since. The elegant course moves through lakes and forested area creating a great experience. The club also has a gym and other indoor sport facilities. When you think you've had your fill of activity, you can head to the clubhouse where members and guests can relax and socialize. The club is known to conduct regular events so do visit the website for details.
Wendy Park is named after the daughter of its founder Dan and Marge Moore. Nestled besides the Lake Erie it offers breathtaking views of the lake, The Flats and downtown. Stroll through the shoreline trails or play at one of their sand volleyball courts. Dotted with greenery, this tranquil place is a haven for everyone. It also features a prairie garden and a cafe.