In the early 1900s, Cleveland was an industrial magnet for oil refineries, steel mills and automotive factories. With their vast fortunes, the industrial barons who owned these factories built a magnificent downtown and contributed to the cultural and educational heritage of Cleveland by funding many of the institutions within University Circle. A visit to all the museums–covering art to natural history to aviation–would require several days. You may also choose to walk or bike along the Cleveland Metroparks with over 23,000 acres of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Traveling around Cleveland is easy with RTA (216-621-9500). Downtown “free with a smile” trolleys transport you throughout downtown at no charge. Learn more about this and other transportation options online at Destination Cleveland (www.ThisIsCleveland.com). The official Destination Cleveland visitor app is a personalized guide to Cleveland’s must-see attractions, restaurants and events. Find your way around town and create your own experience, save your favorite items and receive insider information. Download free from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!