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Cleveland is the second largest city in Ohio, located along the Lake Erie shoreline and divided by the Cuyahoga River. In 1870, John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil in Cleveland, but later moved it to New York City. Although the city was founded on manufacturing, it has a lot to offer its visitors. Nestled inside the city is Case Western Reserve University, which is surrounded by several of the city's public museums.

#1 - James A. Garfield Memorial
The tomb of President Garfield is a short trip from the heart of Cleveland and open to the public April-November. President Garfield was the 20th president of the US and was assassinated in 1881. The tomb features the caskets of President and Lucretia Garfield, along with the ashes of their daughter and son-in-law. The interior features stained glass windows, mosaics, and a 12-foot tall marble statue of President Garfield. Also in this cemetery, you will find the remains of John Rockefeller.
Coordinants: 41.509943, -81.591167
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_A._Garfield_Memorial
#2 - Cleveland Botanical Garden
The Cleveland Botanical Garden contains plants from a variety of biomes around the world. The 2003 $50 million expansion added 18,000 feet of space separated into two biomes: the spiny desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica. They feature over 350 species of plants and 50 species of animals, including hundreds of butterflies.
Coordinants: 41.511068, -81.609487
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Botanical_Garden
#3 - Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art is internationally renowned for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art, the museum houses a diverse permanent collection of more than 43,000 works of art from around the world. The museum has remained historically true to the vision of its founders, keeping general admission free to the public. The museum was founded as a trust in 1913 with an endowment from prominent Cleveland industrialists Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington and Horace Kelley.
Coordinants: 41.508967, -81.611300
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Museum_of_Art
#4 - Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Museum collections total more than four million specimens and include specimens of paleontology, zoology, archeology, mineralogy, ornithology, and a variety of other scientific subjects.
A beloved full-scale model of a stegosaurus on the lawn delights Cleveland children.Some of the more important specimens include: Late Devonian Cleveland Shale fish, nine hundred monkey and ape skeletons, more than 3,100 human skeletons, and the remains of Balto the sled dog. In 2002, a new Planetarium was built near the entrance to the museum, containing displays on the planets in the Solar System, and historical instruments of exploration, such as compasses and astrolabes. Admission is $4 (2013).
Coordinants: 41.511494, -81.613183
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Museum_of_Natural_History
#5 - Lake Erie
Lake Erie was carved out by glaciers and is the shallowest and the fourth largest (by surface area) of the five great lakes, with an average depth of 62 feet). It also has the smallest volume of the 5 great lakes, and the the highest average temperature. Because of it's small volume, the lake retention time is only 2.6 years (the average amount of time water spends in the lake). Lake Erie is responsible for Cleveland's large amount of lake-effect snow.
Coordinants: 41.511148, -81.697426
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Erie
#6 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is dedicated to archiving the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers and others who have, in some major way, influenced the music industry through the genre of rock music. The museum is part of the city's redeveloped North Coast Harbor.
Coordinants: 41.508489, -81.695189
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_Roll_Hall_of_Fame
#7 - Great Lakes Science Center
The center's exhibits focus on helping visitors to understand science, technology, and their interdependence with the environment. Many of the exhibits document the features of the natural environment in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The facility includes permanent and traveling exhibits, meeting space, a restaurant, and an Omnimax theater. The museum opened in July 1996. The center's signature exhibits concentrate in three major areas: Great Lakes environment, technology, and science phenomenon.
Coordinants: 41.507428, -81.696814
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_Science_Center
#8 - Cuyahoga River
The Cuyahoga River is famous for being "the river that caught fire," helping to spur the environmental movement in the late 1960s. Native Americans called this winding water "Cuyahoga," which means "crooked river" in an Iroquoian language. At least 13 fires have been reported on the Cuyahoga River, the first occurring in 1868. The largest river fire in 1952 caused over $1 million in damage to boats and a riverfront office building. Fires erupted on the river several times between the 1952 fire and June 22, 1969, when a river fire that day captured the attention of Time magazine, which described the Cuyahoga as the river that "oozes rather than flows" and in which a person "does not drown but decays". The fire did eventually spark major changes as well as the article from Time, but in the immediate aftermath very little attention was given to the incident. Furthermore, the conflagration that sparked Time's outrage was in June 1969, but the pictures they displayed on the cover and as part of the article were from the much more dangerous 1952 fire. No pictures from the 1969 fire are known to exist.
Coordinants: 41.489324, -81.703391
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_River
#9 - Great Lakes Brewing Company
The first brewpub and microbrewery in Ohio, though it has significantly increased its brewing capacity since then. The brewpub and restaurant remain in their original locations, while production has expanded to nearby (less than a block) properties. Visitors are invited to tour the brewing facility and stop by the brewpub to try one of the brewpub exclusives. Call ahead about tours, as private events sometimes limit the public hours of the brewery.
Coordinants: 41.484540, -81.705467
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_Brewing_Company
#10 - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a 183 acre zoo. It is divided into several areas: Australian Adventure; African Savanna; Northern Trek; The Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building; The RainForest; and Waterfowl Lake. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has one of the largest collections of primates in North America, and features Monkey Island, a concrete island on which a large population of colobus monkeys are kept in free-range conditions.
Coordinants: 41.445525, -81.707511
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Metroparks_Zoo

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