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Welcome to Cleveland!

By Jamie Zagar October 16, 2023

Cleveland, Ohio offers a variety of family-friendly attractions and places to visit. Here are some of the best options:


  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & Rainforest: A fantastic place to see animals from around the world and learn about conservation efforts.

  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History: {Newly Renovated!} Kids can explore exhibits on dinosaurs, gemstones, and more.

  • Great Lakes Science Center: Interactive exhibits and an IMAX theater make this a great educational stop for families. Located on the shores of Lake Erie next door to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: A must-visit for music lovers, featuring exhibits on the history of rock and roll.

  • Cleveland Museum of Art: Free admission and an impressive collection, plus special family programs and activities.

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden: A beautiful place to explore nature, including an outdoor Hershey Children's Garden.

  • Children's Museum of Cleveland: Specifically designed for kids, with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits.

  • West Side Market: A historic and bustling market where you can find a variety of foods and treats.

  • Cleveland Aquarium: Located in the Powerhouse building, it offers a fascinating underwater adventure.

  • Lake Erie Beaches: Enjoy Lake Erie's beaches at places like Edgewater Beach or Huntington Beach for a day of sun and sand.

  • Take a Hike!: Head to one of the incredible Cleveland Metroparks. More details in our Guides:
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park: While not in Cleveland, it's just a short drive away and offers some of the best roller coasters in the country.


These are just a few of the family-friendly options in Cleveland. The city offers a wide range of activities to suit various interests and ages.