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1. Posted by kobyr (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

I arrive to Cleveland during the first week of October, I would very much appreciate any help in finding some attraction.

I think I am bound to the following areas: Michigan area, Detroit area, Indianapolis area, Lexington-Fayette, Greensboro, Richmond, Baltimore and New York (Approx 5-6 hours driving from Cleveland).

I consider driving few hours and even staying a night (or two) out side the city, I would be hoping to see landscape, lakes and nature at its best :)

If you could think of any other attraction I should see please mention that as well.

Your help is highly appreciated.

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 7y

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

National Aquarium

B & O Railroad Museum

3. Posted by brixzz (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

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4. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y

First week in October is a good time to drive through the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains of New York state as it will be fall foliage season.

yeah i know the pic is from New Hampshire but the whole Northest region looks similar..
Any chance your travels could include Toronto or Montreal?

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Aug-2009, at 09:21 by jambo101 ]

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 7y

Near Richmond, consider Williamsburg, Virginia to the east and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley National Park, and Jefferson's Montecello (just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia) to the west. (Williamsburg)

Enjoy your trip

6. Posted by kobyr (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Many thanks.
Any recommendation for locations to spent a night in?
Any games are taking place in time of the year? Casinos?


7. Posted by kobyr (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

I am not planned to visit Canada this time.

8. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 7y

Well, the best game to watch (but good luck getting a ticket) is an American football game.

If possible, go see the San Diego Chargers (last year's AFC conference runner-up) play the Super Bowl champion (the American football equivalent of winning the FIFA World Cup) Pittsburgh Steelers (who were also the AFC conference champions) in Pittsburgh (only about two hours from Cleveland) on Sunday October 4th (it's a night game--and it starts at 8:00 PM or so).

If you can't get a ticket, it will be broadcast nationally on TV.

9. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 7y

The only local casinos are in Atlantic City, New Jersey--a long way from Cleveland, but possible to get to if you are heading towards Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Also, there are other games to go watch. The American US soccer team will probably play its October 14th game in either Columbus, Ohio (most likely) or Washington, D.C. (the game is against Costa Rica).

Also, there will be good American football games in Cleveland (Ohio), Columbus (Ohio), Morgantown (West Virginia), Baltimore (Maryland), and Phildelphia (Pennsylvania)--as well as Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), of course.


10. Posted by CariLB2 (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

I live about an hour from Cleveland, so I get up there pretty often. Some of my favorite things to do that involve seeing nature are: going to Put-in-Bay or Kelly's Island. You can take a ferry from Sandusky (about an hour west from downtown Cleveland) for pretty cheap and spend a whole day site seeing on these islands. There are caves, wineries, and monuments to be seen.
Michigan, only a few hours west, has some great lake front places to visit. Lake Michigan has some great dunes, which are fun to climb and slide down. Here is a nice state park that is very pretty:

Taking a drive down south is very pretty that time of year. Get off the highway and take some of the smaller state routes, the trees are beautiful in the fall!

As for actual downtown Cleveland, you could probably see all the major sites in a day or two. Make sure you visit the Westside Market. It is a fantastic place!! Their website is:

If you are planning on staying longer than the fall, beware that Cleveland winters can be pretty tough to weather.