The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland are just about synonymous with one another. The music museum is consistently Cleveland’s top-rated tourist attraction — and for good reason. More than 10 million visitors have passed through the building’s doors in its 22 years in operation to take in the sights and sounds of the ode to American rock music. The massive, multi-leveled museum traces the development and influence of the rock and roll genre with permanent and traveling exhibits that feature rare artifacts about musicians, bands, and rock milestones.
There’s enough ephemera in the museum to keep visitors busy for at least a full day. Fortunately, if you’re settling into an extended-stay apartment in Cleveland, you’ll have ample time to explore all that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has to offer.
So, what else is there to see and do in Cleveland once you’ve completed your rock and roll tour? The building sits right on the bustling lakefront, an area that is home to restaurants, shops and a number of attractions.
Here are a few other spots to stop by near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that will help you round out your Cleveland sightseeing itinerary:
- Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave. — Science comes alive at the Great Lakes Science Center. The hands-on museum lets visitors of all ages engage with science, technology, engineering and math through interactive exhibits and events. From space exploration to solar panels and a towering wind turbine, the Science Center encourages visitors to experience science in action.
- FirstEnergy Stadium, 100 Alfred Lerner Way — The lakeside stadium is home base for the Cleveland Browns. Apart from NFL games, during which fans flock in their brown and orange, the stadium hosts concerts and more throughout the year. Tours are offered that take visitors through the locker rooms, press box and more, a thrill for any NFL fan.
- Steamship Mather Museum, 601 Erieside Ave. — Visitors can tour the retired bulk freighter, which has been restored to its 1925 splendor. The ship was an active freighter for 55 years, and was particularly notable for its uses during World War II. Now, the freighter-turned-museum, which is also a designated National Historic Landmark, takes tourists back in time for an up-close look at Cleveland’s maritime history.
The city and surrounding area is fully of things to see and do. Getting out of extended-stay apartments in Cleveland for some sight-seeing is easy, the hard part is picking what to spend your downtime exploring!