Photo: The Cleveland skyline at night. (Courtesy of ThisIsCleveland.com’s Cody York)
With Cleveland taking Game 1 of the 2016 World Series, fans in Ohio and across the United States are looking to travel to the Midwest with their family to support the Indians in their quest for a championship.
Tourists heading to Cleveland will be looking to visit some of the top attractions in the city, and for those with a family to bring along, here are the best options that can be enjoyed by every member of your group.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
One of the most well-known attractions in Cleveland is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and while it is usually the first thing most people think about when talking about the city, it is well worth a trip for anyone who loves music.
The museum features permanent exhibits paying homage to Hall of Fame inductees, but it also is the home to special exhibits, stores selling authentic merchandise and dining options for the whole family. As far as prices, general admission is $23.50 for adults, $13.75 for children ages 9-12 and free for children eight years old and younger.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Founded in 1882, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo features over 600 species and more than 3,000 animals in several different areas, including Australian Adventure, African Savanna, Northern Trek, The Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building, The RainForest and Waterfowl Lake.
In addition, the Cleveland Zoo has one of the largest collections of primates in North America, and also features many events targeted at families and educational programs meant to teach people about the conservation of animals. Tickets cost $13.25 for adult general admission and $9.25 for children between 2-11 years old.
A Christmas Story House
One place all families who visit Cleveland must visit is the house from the hit movie “A Christmas Story.” The famed home of Ralphie Parker and his family in the iconic Christmas movie opens its door all year round, and it has been completely restored to look and feel like the house from the film.
Not only does the home look exactly as it did in “A Christmas Story,” but it also features memorabilia from the movie including the Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time. Add in a gift shop filed with leg lamps, and this is a perfect stop for the whole family.
In terms of admission, it’ll be $11 for adults, $7 for children 3-to-12 years old and free for children two-years old and under.