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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame across the waters of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio

Arts, Food and Outdoors in Ohio

Experience its rich art culture, fantastic food scene and outdoor fun

From its amazing arts and music scene to family fun engaging outdoor activities, Ohio has so many unique spots to explore. Whether you’re here for a weekend visit or looking for a long vacation, there is so much to discover in Ohio.

The Free Stamp sculpture in Willard Park in Cleveland, Ohio

Museums

Cleveland, Ohio is home to the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and it is a must-visit. Here you’ll see some of the most impressive collections of music memorabilia, including John Lennon’s guitar! The Rock Hall also showcases a number of temporary, traveling installations throughout the year, as well as live music concerts. Be sure to check out the website to see the different events and exhibits on display.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is another fantastic museum, home to more than 61,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years! Here you can find diverse works of art from paintings by Monet to Grecian statues to photographs of Marilyn Monroe. The museum builds, preserves, studies, and shares its outstanding collections of art from all periods and parts of the world.

The West Side Market, the oldest indoor/outdoor market space in Cleveland, Ohio

Food Culture

You could carve an entire day out of visiting Cleveland’s West Side Market. The indoor/outdoor market, which has been around for more than a century, is conveniently surrounded by the city’s hottest restaurants and breweries.

The Thurman Cafe has been a landmark in German Village since 1942. Opened by Nick Suclescy and passed on through the family, the restaurant has remained true to its roots. This restaurant is known for its oversized burgers and excessive toppings. Foodies are sure to enjoy spots all across the state.

For all donut (and beer) lovers out there you must stop by Brewnuts. All the doughnuts are made by hand in small batches, using no machines, and all have beer as an ingredient.

Fairpoint Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse on Lake Erie

Outdoors

Boaters, fishermen and others who’d rather spend their days outdoors will get exactly what they want thanks to the many marinas of Lake Erie. If you’re looking for outdoor activities East Fork State Park in Bethel, is one of Ohio’s largest state parks. Lakes, hills and rivers are the backdrops for more than 90 miles of hiking trails, all marked easy to moderate.

Posing with an Ohio Bicentennial mural on the side of a red barn