Heading to Cleveland area, Euclid... What to do!

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  1. tubedood

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    Hi all!
    The Wifey and I are heading tomorrow for work to this area in Euclid / Cleveland Ohio for 45 days. What are the sites to see or places to go or restaurants to try out!
    I have heard that the "Rock n Roll hall of Fame" is a great place to spend some time in... That for sure is a day well spent!
    Any other suggestions are welcomed!
    Dale
     
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  2. ReverendRevolver

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    You're in Ohio too early to go to Cedar Point. I live half an hour east of Columbus and will tell you it trumps theme style amusement parks if you're a coaster fan.

    Honestly I don't really go that far north for anything other than Cedar point and concerts where they don't come closer than Cleveland. Peabody's and the Agora are staple venues, no idea if anyone is playing in the next month and a half (Agora isn't as good a room as the similarly aged Newport in Columbus though).
    Up In that area are a few highly acclaimed breweries of that's something that interests you.
    Theres a few Edison attractions near Norwalk.
    Little further south (between there and Cbus) I think theres a cavern.
    Now, in Cincy theres some neat stuff, in Dayton theres the airforce museum , which is free to get into (foods not cheap, but its quite a nice museum for free).
    In Columbus our zoo is quite impressive. To the point of we are spoiled and snobbish at other zoos.
    COSI is a rather solid science museum, and at least once a month run an "after dark" night with a cash bar and only 21+ admitted.
    Sadly our neatest guitar store closed years back. Theres good one in Heath, but that's an insane drive from Cleveland just to look at an ok store. I'm sure theres some in Cleveland.
    Canton/Akron has always had a decent music scene, not sure its current status though.

    Honestly, whenever friends and acquaintances who play vtes fly in from Europe, they're mostly interested In the breweries, so I'm not sure what to recommend to someone from not Denmark....

    Also, not been in Cleveland like the other 2 big cities in this state, so I'm a lousy hypothetical tour guide.
     
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    Go down to Akron and at the end of the day, talk your way into Earthquaker Devices for a little pedal-making tour.

    Then ask to see their “scratch & dent” shelves...:eek:

    And buy a pedal or three !

    That’s what we did !

    (Btw, we went at about 7:30 or so and just banged on the door and they took pity on us...)
     
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    Just come to Pittsburgh to hang out.
     
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    Sights? In Cleveland!!??

    The best sight will be the city in your rearview mirror.
     
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    Since you will be in Euclid, see who is playing at the Beachland Ballroom. @Jakedog (GS Harper) plays there a lot. Just be careful where you park.
     
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    One of my brothers and his wife live there.....not that you'd enjoy seeing them.....;)
     
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    Funny you bring that up....

    I used to judge cities by the creativness of people begging for money near venues; Cincy had the dude missing his legs from the knees down In a wheel chair with a sign that said "give me some change or I'll kick you in the face ". We thought it was hilarious, gave him a few bucks. Whatever. Then we are going into the venue and they make my friend (and drummer) take off his wallet chain, guy who's in wheelchair volunteers to take it. We see all the openers and Social D, and come out and this guy actually waited for us to give my friend his chain back.

    In Cbus we had a rapping bum with a catch phrase ("Help is on the Way!") Around campus area and its venues.

    But Cleveland just had some dude in the flats asking for money and then a cigarette when I was like 15.

    @dickey no, you're thinking Detroit (where you feel like you survived a zombie apocalypse with a ruined city behind you)
    Cleveland traffic is so bad you barely feel like you're escaping :(
     
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    This. If there's nobobdy playing in the ballroom, you can go to the tavern. And the Millard Fillmore right across the street.
     
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    Good food on the west side. R'n'R Hall of Fame. Look up Jake Dog, for sure. He's always playing somewhere.
    Cuyahoga National Park is pretty. Beachland Ballroom has good music.

    My ex is from Euclid. I used to go there quite a bit when we were together.
     
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    Great replies from you all (as always!) Fun stuff... Our first night here we grabbed dinner at a place called "The Winking Lizard Tavern"... great food and decent prices. There was a local magazine there that has highlights of events coming up. Wow I never knew this area was a hotspot for bands. LOTS of bands playing this month.

    Should be a fun 45 days!
     
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    The home opener for the Cleveland Indians is next Thursday. So, catch a Tribe game.

    The science center is next door to the R&R Hall of Fame.

    Just east of downtown is University Circle. Home to our world renown art museum, natural history museum, Cleveland botanical garden and Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra.

    In the center of downtown is Playhouse Square, the second largest theatre district in the U.S. I believe The Phantom of the Opera is opening soon.

    Just south of downtown is the Tremont neighborhood. That is where the foodies hangout. Lots of trendy restaurants and art shops. Michael Simon from the food network has his home base restaurant there. Also in that neighborhood is the house from The Christmas Story movie. Take a tour and stop across the street at the museum and pickup a leg lamp.

    There’s a casino downtown with slots and gaming tables and another casino in Northfield (southeast of downtown) that has slots as well as a concert venue. Lots of good shows there. Jon Anderson from YES is there next week.

    Cleveland also sports one of the largest park systems in the country that also includes several public golf courses.

    There’s all that and I haven’t even mentioned the always fervent live music scene.
     
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    What location did you go to?

    There’s a Lizard around the corner from me in Macedonia!
     
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    Ooh - almost forgot!

    If you are in town for a while, go to downtown Cleveland. East 4th st. has a strip of restaurants that is closed off and foot-traffic only. Lots of good restaurants and shops along that corridor. It is worthwhile to go down there one evening.
     
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    Great lakes brewery and the west side market
     
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    The Beachland Ballroom is the best music venue in town. Also check out The Agora and the The House of Blues for shows you may be interested in (although I personally don't like either venue).

    The Art Museum is world class, and it is free. The zoo is also excellent.

    Some of the best neighborhoods to knock around with good bars are restaurants are: Tremont, Little Italy, Coventry, W. 25th and Gordon Square (W. 65th).

    The Westside Market is a great place to shop (for food). Go there and then grab a beer at Great Lakes or one of the other breweries in the neighborhood.
     
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    Are there any fishing excursions out into Lake Erie?

    I mean, by the early 1960s the water was deemed too polluted, to eat the fish. Almost 60 years later, is catching fish for a meal a real thing?
     
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    Are there any Blues Jams, what is the Blues scene like??? After all we are lovers of Teles.
     
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