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Living in Cleveland

Cleveland, "America's 21st Century City." Often cited as a model for urban rebirth and named one of the top 10 international visitor hotspots by Travel and Leisure magazine, the city of Cleveland, located on the shores of Lake Erie, has truly lived up to its image as The New American City. Cleveland's success story today is fueled by an ongoing commitment to growth and a global vision for the future. In fact, Fortune magazine ranked Greater Cleveland as one of the 10 best cities for business in North America and Places Rated Almanac named the city the nation's #2 destination for recreation.

Cleveland boasts world-class cultural institutions, major-league sports, state-of-the-art attractions, unique ethnic flavor and internationally acclaimed health institutions that has people all over the world noticing what residents have always said...Cleveland is the best location in the nation!

Cleveland Metroparks
The Metroparks provide an ever-growing variety of outdoor recreational and educational activities the year round in safe, clean environments. Picnicking, water-related activities, hiking, nature study, biking, golf, winter sports and a host of special outdoor programs and events give the urban population of greater Cleveland a natural respite from their modern, stress-filled world.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Thousands of animals from 7 continents roam the Zoo's 165 rolling wooded acres and 2 indoor acres of tropics - The RainForest. The emphasis of this facility is on fostering appreciation, understanding and excitement about tropical rain forests, and generating enthusiasm for their preservation. At the zoo's Wolf Wilderness: Wildlife of the Great Lakes, visitors can watch gray wolves roaming and romping in their simulated north-country habitat. The exhibit, which opened in May 1997, also features screech owls, wood ducks, bald eagles and beavers.

Jacob's Field
Professional baseball in Cleveland is one of the city's oldest traditions, dating back to 1869. There is a passionate connection between the city of Cleveland and the Indians as they are a study in revival. Both are working, living examples of the power of teamwork, conviction and dedication. Jacobs Field has become a crucial rallying point for both the Indians and the city of Cleveland. It stands as a powerful symbol of the team's and city's rebirth and promising future. Since its opening in 1994, Jacobs Field has treated millions of baseball fans to the very finest in sports entertainment. Money magazine echoed these sentiments, listing Indians baseball at Jacobs Field as the best fan value in major professional sports in its October, 1995 issue.

While there is no magic formula for rebuilding a baseball team, the strategy employed by the Cleveland Indians has produced a championship-caliber ballclub playing to sold out crowds in the one of the finest sports facilities in the world: JACOBS FIELD.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Rock Hall
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum contains remarkable interactive exhibits, films, videos and priceless and poignant artifacts, and serves as host of the permanent Hall of Fame exhibit. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Museum stages a number of temporary exhibits throughout the year, including large-scale exhibits that occupy the top two levels of the building.
The Museum also produces programs for the public that include concerts, lectures, panel discussions, film series, teacher education and other events.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is situated on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, within 500 miles of 43% of the U.S. population-less than a day's drive or an hour's flight from many major cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Edgewater Beach Cleveland Beaches
Edgewater Park
There are 131 acres which are divided into lower and upper areas which are connected by a fitness path. Upper Edgewater offers a pavilion which may be reserved. The lower area offers a large swimming beach with two picnic shelters (first come, first serve) and two concession stands. The North Lot concession is near the fishing pier and sells food and bait.

Headlands Beach State Park offers visitors a mile long beach on the shores of Lake Erie. Its 19 parking lot areas and picnic shelter (which can be reserved) allow park visitors to enjoy many varied recreational pursuits. Picnicking, swimming, beach volleyball, windsuring, and jetskiing are all enjoyed at Headlands.

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
Six Flags Ohio and the former Sea World Ohio have united to create a mega park, the new Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. We'll provide you with access to three distinct entertainment venues: a marine life park, a thrill rides park and a water park all in one! What a value!

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure offers blockbuster rides and attractions ranging from intense, high-tech thrill rides like the daring new X Flight flying roller coaster to spectacular shows featuring the one and only Batman Have fun in the sun as you splash down one of 21 slick water slides in Hurricane Harbor. Our marine life park brings you a brand new dimension of excitement as you meet and are entertained by a multitude of sea animals.

Cleveland Orchestra
Long considered one of America's great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world's most-revered symphonic ensembles. In concerts at home in Severance Hall, at Blossom and on tour, in radio and television broadcasts, and in its critically-admired discography, The Cleveland Orchestra continues to set standards of performing excellence and imaginative programming that serve as models for audiences and performers alike.


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