Welcome to the Ohio Blog Association Swap:Being a Tourist in Your Own Town

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Welcome my blog swap partner, Jen stopping by from the Ohio Blogging Association‘s All State Blog Swap. Thanks to Alicia for organizing today’s swap. For a full listing of blog swap participants, please visit Poise in Parma.

Being a Tourist in Your Own Town

Hi! I’m Jen and I write a blog called Why CLE?. Each post on my blog is meant to give you another reason why Cleveland is a great place to live, work, eat, and play. Today I’m here to talk to you about being a tourist in your own town.

So often, we get busy and we forget to take the time to appreciate what’s right around us. Cleveland has so many great landmarks and tourist attractions. When was the last time you went to any of them? Probably when someone was visiting from out-of-town, right? Hopefully this list reminds you of all the cool “touristy” spots Cleveland has to offer that you should take advantage of, even when someone isn’t visiting:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 

Probably Cleveland’s best known and most talked about tourist attraction, the Rock Hall boasts an impressive collection of memorabilia from the 1950’s to present celebrating rock ‘n roll music.

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument 

This monument, located in Public Square, commemorates the bravery of soldiers and sailors from the Cleveland area. There are programs and tours throughout the year, including a holiday lighting ceremony and Santa at the Monument on November 24.

University Circle

There is something for everyone in University Circle, from the Cleveland Museum of Art to Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra, to the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Learn more about this Cleveland-area resident President and tour his home and grounds. There is a museum and planned activities throughout the year.

Great Lakes Science Center 

Fun for kids of all ages, the Great Lakes Science Center offers hands-on exhibits, an Omnimax theater, and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 

From the African Elephant Crossing to the Rainforest and all the exhibits in between, the Zoo will amaze and delight you as if it were your first visit.

Lolly the Trolley Tours

This is a fun way to see the city and learn more about Cleveland’s history. Lolly the Trolley has regularly-scheduled individual tours and is also available for group events.

This is just a sample of some of the wonderful “tourist” attractions in Cleveland that we’re lucky to have so close to home. So, grab your camera, adopt a leisurely pace, and be a tourist in your own town!

Thanks to Janie for sharing her blog space with me today!

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