Why? Museums!

After living in the town that boasts the Smithsonian Museums, you might be surprised that one of my answers to “Why Cleveland?” is the fabulous museums we have here.  But, it’s true!  CLE has an amazing collection of world-renowned museums that are definitely worth checking out.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art opened in 1916 and now houses over 30,000 works of art.  Continually expanding and adding new collections, the Cleveland Museum of Art is recognized as one of the leading art museums in the world.  The Museum also holds classes, children’s activities, and, among other cool events, a Summer Solstice party on Saturday, June 25.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History delights kids and adults with dinosaurs, fossils, and other natural wonders.  Two upcoming exhibits focus on climate change and smarter/greener ways of living.

The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum – No list of CLE museums is complete without possibly the best known CLE museum.  Check out guitars, records, costumes, and other memorabilia from some of your favorite musicians while marveling at I.M. Pei’s architectural wonder on Lake Erie.

The Great Lakes Science Center is also nestled on the banks of Lake Erie and provides exposure to cool hands-on experiments, the NASA Glenn Visitors Center, and the Omnimax Theater.

The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum is part of the Western Reserve Historical Society and preserves automobiles, airplanes, and more that highlight the history of transportation and especially its ties to CLE.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opened in 2005 and seeks to celebrate and share Jewish cultures with all.

The Hungarian Heritage Museum is located in the Galleria at Erieview and preserves and shares the Hungarian heritage.

Whether large or small, CLE offers many world-class museums and interesting collections to explore.  You can learn something new about CLE and the world, right in your own backyard.  What a great reason “Why Cleveland?

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