Cleveland Skyline

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The city of Cleveland is a great destination to take your adult group for a visit. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy during the trip. You can visit entertainment attractions, shop, dine, explore museums, and take a cruise on the largest excursion ship known as Good Time III.

Do you enjoy visiting museums? If so, Cleveland has several to explore. You will find fascinating places such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, the Cleveland Natural History Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, and the Christmas Story House. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum has four theaters, several interactive stations, and seven floors of exhibits which tell the story of the world’s most powerful art form. The Cleveland Natural History Museum has a beautiful blend of traditional and interactive galleries related to history, art, and the natural world.

If you are searching for some exciting entertainment, Cleveland has tons of options to offer your group. You can visit places such as The Cleveland Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Progressive Field, and the Good Time III Excursion Ship. When you visit Playhouse Square, the group will have the opportunity to enjoy some live entertainment. It is the second largest theater complex in the United States. You can see plays, operas, contemporary performing arts, and other special events. The Cedar Point Amusement park has 16 thrilling roller-coasters and several family-friendly rides and attractions. Progressive Field is the home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. There are a variety of cruises for your group to experience on the Good Time III ship such as Public Luncheon Cruises and the Dinner Dance Cruise. You will see interesting sites and observe breathtaking views of the area.

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Sample Itineraries

Cleveland 4-Day Trip

You’ll love the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an exciting water cruise, shopping, an actual live performance, and all of the Cleveland attractions.

    •  Three Nights Lodging
    •  WWII Submarine
    •  Visit a Water Park


Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom

During your adult group visit to Cleveland, you should spend a day getting soaked at Geauga Wildwater Kingdom. They have several thrilling slides for those who want to experience the heart-stopping exhilaration! There are also wave pools and other family-friendly rides for those who want a more relaxing experience. Visitors of all ages will have an awesome time getting drenched at the Wildwater Kingdom. The group may dare to experience the action-packed slides and attractions at the park. You will find rides such as Liquid Lightning, Riptide Run, Splash Landing, Thunder Falls, and Coral Cove. Liquid Lightning is an attraction for four people to enjoy. During the ride, the group will climb into a raft and take the 60-foot plunge. You will fly down an enclosed slide into an enormous funnel and spiral into a soak-tacular finale. Thunder Falls is a ride that presents a challenge to the riders. If you dare, you can climb to the top of the 100-foot tower. Once you are at the top, guests can take the plunge down one of three enclosed body slides or four inner tube slides. The group will twist and turn down Ohio’s tallest water slide and finally splash into a refreshing pool at the bottom. During your visit to the park, you may work up an appetite and want some delectable food or a cold drink. There are several restaurants to enjoy as part of the experience. One of the locations is known as the Happy Harbor Café. Their menu contains items such as a Grilled Chicken Sandwich Platter, a Bacon Cheeseburger Platter, and the Aurora Club Platter. Another eating establishment is Pizza Pier where the group can eat Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Boneless Wings, and a Giant Pickle on a Stick.

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Goodtime III

While your group is visiting Cleveland, you may want to take one of the cruises on the largest excursion ship which is known as the Good Time III. They offer a variety of cruises that are both fun and relaxing. Visitors will have the opportunity to take in the beautiful view of the area on two of the decks of the ship. There are daytime cruises and a couple offered in the evening as well. Your group can take one of the Public Luncheon Narrated Cruises which are two hours in length. One option is the Hot Buffet-Style Lunch and Narrated Cruise. During the experience, visitors will enjoy an amazing meal and observe several fascinating sites. There are menu items such as chicken breast with apricot sauce, vegetable lasagna, whole green bean and carrot medley, rolls with butter, and coffee or tea. There are also box lunch options available. One of them is the Club Sandwich Box Lunch Cruise. The group will enjoy food such as a turkey breast on a Kaiser roll, potato salad, and a brownie dessert. Your group may be interested in taking one of the dance cruises on the Good Time III. There is one option which is known as the Dance Cruise. While you are on the excursion, visitors will have the opportunity to dance under the stars to their favorite music. Guests will see the Lighted Bridges of the Cuyahoga River. There are three bars that offer beverages and the group can purchase snacks and sandwiches from the ship’s galley. Another choice is the Dinner Dance Cruise which is for adults only. Your group will enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment. The third and fourth decks offer breathtaking views for you to observe.

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Tower City Center

Your adult group may be looking for a place to shop and dine in Cleveland. If so, you should explore the Tower City Center. Visitors can browse a variety of stores, enjoy delectable cuisine, and take in the amazing view of the city from observation decks. There are also entertainment attractions for you to experience during the visit. If shopping is something you love, the Tower City Center is the perfect place to find tons of merchandise. You will find stores such as American Greetings, Bath and Body Works, Champs Sports, Creative Tees, Designer Perfumes, Fashion Ave. and Footlocker. At Champs Sports you can buy shoes, jackets, and other memorabilia. American Greetings has gifts, collectables, and novelty items for you to purchase. The group can dine at several restaurants within the Tower City Center. You will find establishments such as Hard Rock Café, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar, Kelly’s Cajun Grill, Morton’s the Steakhouse, and The Silver Grill. Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar serves American food and it is a casual place to dine. Charley’s Grilled Subs has a variety of sandwiches and homemade fries. They also offer freshly squeezed lemonade. The group can take a tour of the observation deck. You will have the opportunity to observe breathtaking views of the city. The tours take place on Saturday and Sunday. If you are interested in watching a movie, Tower Cinemas 11 is the place to visit. They have 11 screens and show a variety of films. The group can also attend special events during the year when you visit the Tower City Center.

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Western Reserve Historical Society

During your group trip to Cleveland, you should take time to visit the Western Reserve Historical Society. Visitors will have the opportunity to see various collections and fascinating galleries. You will learn about life during the 19th century through a variety of artifacts. The group will have the opportunity to explore several locations at the Western Reserve Historical Society as part of the experience. You will encounter places such as the Hale Farm and Village, the History Center, and historic properties. The Hale Farm and Village is a place where the group will see what daily life was like during the 19th century. The area has dozens of historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, cooking demonstrations, and demonstrations of early American craft and trades. The group can also take time to see the outdoor Living History Museum. The History Center contains several interesting collections and facilities for your group to examine. You will find the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection, the Research Library, and the Bingham-Hanna and Hay-McKinney House. The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection shows the automobile at different stages of development, both on a national and regional level. You will find artifacts such as antique automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, aircraft, and three carriages and sleighs. The Research Library is a collection of published resources for you to explore. You will find 250,000 books, 25,000 newspapers, several maps, sheet music, broadsides, and unpublished manuscripts. There is a new exhibit which is called In Grand Style. It contains historic garments and accessories that give visitors a glimpse of privileged Cleveland. The collection spans from the 1870s to the early 1930s.

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NASA Glenn Research Center

When your adult group is planning a trip to Cleveland, you should visit the NASA Glenn Research Center as part of your experience. The location is where NASA tests and develops cutting-edge technologies in the areas of aeronautics, aerospace, and space. Your group can take a tour of the Research Facilities and learn how things are done. Your group tour will be 45 minutes in length. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to explore several areas of the Research Center. You will see areas such as the Electric Propulsion Laboratory, the Supersonic Wind Tunnel, the Large Hanger with the NASA Logo, the Dome of Silence and Glenn’s Portal to the Space Station. Your group will also learn about communicating in deep space as part of the experience. Specifically, you will learn about the fascinating ways NASA scientists are developing systems and devices which allow us to be able to communicate to and from deep space quickly.
The NASA Glenn Research Center was established in 1941. The location was originally known as the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. In 1999, the name was changed to honor John H. Glenn who was the first American to orbit earth. During the early 1960s, John Glenn pioneered the use of liquid hydrogen for rocket aircraft propulsion which allowed the United States to win the race to the moon. The altitude Wind Tunnel was constructed in 1944. NASA engineers and scientists have made major technology contributions which have expanded horizons and opened frontiers in aviation and space exploration for over 60 years.

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U.S.S. Cod

While your group is in Cleveland, you should visit the U.S.S. Cod Submarine. There are a few exhibits that are on display for visitors to view. The submarine was launched on March 21, 1943. The vessel saw five tours of duty during World War II and was credited for sinking 12 enemy ships. It is now a memorial to 4,000 U.S. marines. On the shore beside the submarine are some interesting exhibits on display for your group to examine. You will find things such as a Mark 14 steam driven torpedo, a 2,080lb five-bladed propeller, and a vintage 1950s periscope. The torpedo is the same kind that was used during World War II. The five-bladed propeller is the same kind that was used on the U.S.S. Cod. The periscope is aimed at the port of Cleveland. The group can climb aboard the submarine and explore several areas within the ship. During the tour, you will see areas such as the Pump Room, the Conning Tower, the Control Room, the Galley Deck, the Maneuvering Room, and the Engine Room. The Pump Room is located below the deck in the Control Room. It contains the pumps and motors responsible for shifting water in the submarine or pumping it overboard. You will also have the opportunity to see the Deck Guns on the tour. They were primarily used for protection against aircraft but were also used against small surface targets. The Conning Tower houses both search and attack periscopes, the firing buttons for the 10 torpedo tubes, and the helm.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-and-museum-lightsAre you a fan of rock and roll music? If so, during the visit to Cleveland, your adult group should explore the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. There are a variety of exhibits and archives for visitors to explore. The museum also has fascinating educational programs to offer the group as part of the experience. It is the world’s only museum that is devoted to the celebration and preservation of rock and roll music. The museum has seven floors of interesting exhibits to observe. The exhibits use film, video, music, and interactive kiosks to educate visitors. One of the exhibits is known as Cities and Sounds which is a collection of artifacts and historic videos dealing with specific time periods in various cities and explores rock and roll’s early years. You will find information on cities such as Memphis, Detroit, London, and San Francisco. Another exhibit is called The Roots of Rock and Roll: Blues, Gospel, Country/Folk/Bluegrass/R&B, which consists of a variety of artifacts and brief bios of key artists. Your group can also participate in educational programs. One of the options is known as Song Writers to Soundmen. During the program, you will get an inside look at aspects of the music business that are often concealed from view. Another option is known as the Legends Series which brings in some of rock and roll’s biggest names for an intimate interview session and occasionally, even impromptu performances. During the experience, the group will have the opportunity to ask questions. You will learn about the history and the influence of rock and roll from those individuals who have created this amazing music.

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Cleveland Indians

While you are in Cleveland with your group, you may want to visit Progressive Field which is the home field of the Cleveland Indians Baseball Team. There is a tour that is offered as part of the experience for your adult group to enjoy. Visitors can also examine memorabilia at the Heritage Park Indians Hall of Fame Museum. The tour of the field offers your group a behind-the-scenes look at various areas of the park. The group will see places such as the Batting Cages, the Fan Cave, the Club Lounge, the Indians Hall of Fame Museum, and the Party Suite. The tour is one hour in length. You will also have the opportunity to see the dugout during the tour. You will depart from the Progressive Field Team Shop. Tours are available from May 1st to September 6th and are hosted rain or shine. Heritage Park is part of Progressive Field and was opened in 2007. It honors the rich history of the Indians Franchise. This location has the Indians Hall of Fame Museum and other fascinating exhibits for the group to examine. The Hall of Fame has two levels of memorabilia. The first level is dedicated to players that are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The other floor is dedicated to other Indians icons and exhibits. There are several players who have been inducted into the hall of fame throughout the years. You will learn about players such as Sandy Alomar Jr., Carlos Baerga, Lou Bourdreau, Larry Doby, and Bob Feller.

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