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Cleveland History Center, Cleveland

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The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents, and artifacts from a variety of collections. Through the use of its vast and varied collections in the areas of family history, community history, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation, Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society, and a base for learning about invention and ingenuity that can be transferred into modern economic expansion.

Each document and artifact tell a story that personally engages individuals, young and old. These stories come alive through the exhibits at the Cleveland History Center. Among a number of rotating temporary exhibits, additional permanent exhibits include the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, Bingham-Hanna Mansion, Hay-McKinney Mansion, Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, and Kidzibits Family Hands-On Gallery.
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  • The traveling collection at the museum was motorcycles, something I have little interest in. The rest of the museum, the older parts, have cool stuff about Cleveland. 
    The traveling collection at the museum was motorcycles, something I have little interest in. The rest of the museum, the older parts, have cool stuff about Cleveland.  more »
  • This is a good place to get a broad overview of Cleveland's history. The main floor has pictures, written details, audio and mini-exhibits that allow you to get as much info as you desire. The lower.....  more
    This is a good place to get a broad overview of Cleveland's history. The main floor has pictures, written details, audio and mini-exhibits that allow you to get as much info as you desire. The lower.....  more »
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  • One of the more underrated museums I've been in. Was there about 3 years ago. I thought I'd only be there an hour but it wound up being close to three. The car display in the basement made the ticket worthwhile on its own but other cool stuff relating to the city was there as well. My only little ding was having to pay at a nearby parking deck.
  • I wish I could give more than five stars. The floor housing a significant part of the automotive exhibit is undergoing major renovations and I didn’t see this on their website. Staff response to my concerns was beyond my expectations. The displays that are available are outstanding and unique. Cleveland definitely has a treasure in both the exhibits and the staff!

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