Things to Do in Cleveland

August 28 - 30, 2023 | Cleveland, OH

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How Will You Shape Your CorrExpo Experience in Cleveland?

The 'Rock & Roll Capital of the World' has something for everyone.

Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland is the ideal setting for CorrExpo 2023. The Center features 410,000 square feet of prime meeting and event space, which includes 225,000 sq. ft of exhibit hall space—plenty of room to showcase the industry’s latest and greatest machinery. It even has it's own sustainable farm

The Center is located within walking distance of exceptional restaurants, art galleries, theaters, entertainment districts, professional sports venues, and nearby hotels. Make the most of your CorrExpo experience by taking in some of the local sights and sounds.

  1. Want to go a little more high-brow, musically? Take in a performance of the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall. Built in 1931, Severance Hall’s exterior was designed to complement the classical feel of the neighboring Cleveland Museum of Art, but the interior is eclectic including Art Deco, French Nouveau, Egyptian Revival and Modernism.
  2. Need some retail therapy? Visit West Side Market, Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market. It dates back to 1840 and is currently home to 100 vendors offering meats, seafood, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, dairy, flowers, ready-to-eat foods, spices and nuts. Or check out the 5th Street Arcades which includes the Colonial Arcade, built in 1898, and the Euclid Arcade, constructed in 1911. Connected in 2000, the century-old shopping arcades are unique architectural landmarks.
  3. Feeling lucky? Venture over to the city’s Civic Center District to visit the JACK Cleveland Casino, home to 1,609 slot machines, 119 table games, and 35 electronic table games.
  4. Are you a film buff? Spend an afternoon at the house where A Christmas Story was filmed. The museum features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as behind-the-scenes photos.
  5. Seeking riches? Stroll through Lakeview Cemetery and leave a penny on John D. Rockefeller’s tombstone. Legend has it that if you leave a penny on the wealthy industrialist’s tombstone, you’ll be richly rewarded. The cemetery also features 285 acres of history, architecture and magnificent horticulture. You’ll also want to visit President Garfield’s monument and the Wade Chapel’s Tiffany-designed interior.
  6. Need a laugh? Wander over to East 4th Street to Pickwick and Frolic for dinner and follow it up with some stand-up comedy at the Hilarities on 4th Street Theatre.
  7. Want to be dazzled? Head to Playhouse Square, where you will be surrounded by the spectacular vibrancy of historic theaters, sparkling marquees, a contemporary streetscape, bustling storefronts-turned-restaurants and a dazzling outdoor chandelier. Featuring ten performance spaces, including five theaters restored to their original 1920s elegance, Playhouse Square is one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers. There are even fine dining establishments in the blocks around the Square so you can have the true dinner and theater experience.
  8. Feeling wild? Visit the Cleveland Metropark Zoo. The 183-acre indoor/outdoor facility is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 600 different species. Check out the seven main exhibits, including a five-acre elephant crossing, an eight-acre Australian habitat and an African savannah. At the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, located in a late 19th-century brick landmark structure that once generated electric power for Cleveland’s streetcar lines, you can walk through the SeaTube, a 230,000-gallon tunnel that stretches 175 feet and is home to sharks, stingrays, eels and salt-water fish.
  9. Hungry? Cleveland’s restaurant scene features something for everyone, whether you are looking for local fare or award-winning cuisine.
  10. Thirsty? Cleveland has more than 23 brewhouses and dozens of beer bars. Make it an adventure! Experience a pub crawl with City Brew Tours.