Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The iconic building, designed by architect I. M Pei, opened in September 1995, on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has welcomed millions of visitors to inspire and educate its guests through the power of rock and roll music. As you roam the seven levels of the building, you will enjoy unique views of Cleveland.
You cannot have an exhibit on rock and roll without Elvis. A fourteen-minute film gives you the highlights of his career.
Legends of Rock and Roll
You will walk through the history of rock and roll viewing the costumes, instruments and other artifacts of your favorite artists.
Hall of Fame
On the third floor, you can visit panels that memorialize all the inductees. A searchable database helps you quickly locate your favorite artist. The 2020 inductees will be announced in early January. I found the panels for two of my favorite performers, ABBA and the legendary. Elvis.
The Hall of Fame is a fun way to learn about the musical artists you love. Listen to their music, see their costumes and learn their story. Be sure and get a photo with ‘Long Live Rock’ outside.
Cleveland History Center
The Cleveland History Center has a wide array of exhibits showcasing the diversity of Cleveland’s culture and history.
The Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection is a massive collection of antique automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft and other modes of transport that highlight the history and role of transport in our culture.
An important Cleveland family of public servants, Mayor Carl Stokes and his brother Congressman Louis Stokes are profiled in a display of the leadership and advocacy.
The Euclid Beach Park Carousel and its 100-year-old hand-carved horses are a delight to view and a short ride was pure pleasure and a trip back to childhood.
You will walk through the history of Cleveland with rare artifacts and stories of the city and its many residents.
The History Center includes two historic mansions, the Bingham-Hanna and the Hay-McKinney. Walking through the rooms of the brings back the era of a bygone day. There was a beautiful collection of dresses on display for Cleveland Fashion throughout the years.
International Women’s Air-Space Museum
Located at the Burke Lakefront Airport just minutes from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this small museum whose mission “is to collect, preserve, and showcase the history and the culture of women in all areas of aviation & aerospace; educate people of the world about their contributions, and inspire future generations by bring the history to life.” It is fitting that the museum exhibits are housed in an airport facility.
The International Women’s Air Space Museum (IWASM) began as a committee of the Ninety-Nines, who wanted to preserve the history of women pilots. The Ninety-Nines are an international organization of women pilots formed in 1929 and who elected Amelia Earhart their first president.
Included in the permanent exhibits at the Museum, tributes are paid to Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Cochran, the Mercury 13 and many more.
You will be impressed with the in-depth exhibits here. If you are in downtown Cleveland, stop by the Lakefront Airport and learn about the women who played an integral part in the world of aviation and space.