Places to visit in and around Cleveland, a general starting point, for specific places look below
Vermilion, a 'New England' town on Lake Erie
Kelleys Island and Marblehead Lighthouse, a wonderful summer getaway

Australian Adventure at Cleveland Zoo
African Savanna at Cleveland Zoo
Cleveland Zoo Walk in the Fall
Northern Trek in the Spring
Winter Visit to the Cleveland Zoo. Don't worry, we'll stay warm by visiting 4 key locations: the Greenhouse, the Northern Trek, the Primates and Aquatics, and the Rainforest.
Rain Forest at Cleveland Zoo
Zoo Lights in Cleveland: See All the Animals Made of Lights
Polar Bears in Cleveland Zoo
Viktor Schreckengost and Elephant Sculptures at Cleveland Zoo
Bactrian Camels at Cleveland Zoo
Lions at African Savanna, Cleveland Zoo
RainForest of Cleveland Zoo: Videos
Cleveland Zoo photo pool on Flickr

Related reading: Zoo Animals and Their Discontents. However, An animal in the wild can’t afford to be depressed. Disorders like phobias, depression and OCD, documented at zoos, don’t appear to have analogues among animals living in the wild. Why? One reason has to do with survival. “An animal in the wild can’t afford to be depressed. It will simply be killed or starve, since its environment requires constant vigilance." Source: Zoo Animals and Their Discontents - NYTimes

Image: Australian Adventure at Cleveland Zoo.


Cleveland Museum of Art: see works of art from the last 5,000 years
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland Botanical Garden


Waterfalls around Cleveland: visit 5 magnificent waterfalls, all within 30 minutes drive
One Lake for All Seasons : views from Lakewood park, see how lake Erie changes through the seasons
Frozen Universe: Bay Village lake view during Winter
Rocky River Park in Rocky River, Ohio
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, a hidden gem in the heart of the city
Bonnie Park Picnic Area in Strongsville, Ohio
Brandywine Falls in Sagamore Hills, Ohio

Ohio Summer Festivals: So many places to go in such a short time
Cleveland Auto Show and The Hupmobile: The first car to go around the world
100 things to do in Cleveland for the summer of 2013
Image: Lake Erie view from Marblehead peninsula.


  1. John W. Thompson, MD5/14/2006 9:50 PM

    It would appear that the person in charge of the travel section hasn't been to the NW, i.e. Oregon or Washington. You should try it some time.

  2. Doctor I think You missed San diego seaworld :)

  3. i just got to say i love your blog. I live in Cleveland Ohio. I think you have given me some ideas about getting my own videos of the zoos and places me and my boyfriend will visit this summer.
    I love it!

  4. Michelle Steffes7/06/2007 8:02 PM

    Don't forget the Los angeles Zoo. The Gene Autry museum is right next door.

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  6. I think Cleveland is a great place to visit. I think that shocks a lot of people, but they will be pleasantly surprised there!

  7. Choosing an appropriate place according to our travel budget always difficult. But, in point of view it could be easy for me after reading above article. thanks

  8. Cleveland is quite nice, especially during the spring. I love it there!


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