Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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1100 E 9th St

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Museums, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.8

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  • 4.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Beating out NYC for the location of choice, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of Cleveland's most popular attractions. In fact, since its opening in 1995, more than 9 million visitors, musicians and celebrities alike have walked through its doors. The museum houses a number of permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as special collections and artifacts from some of the best rock 'n' roll musicians of all time, such as The Beatles, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and many more. The museum also offers lectures, films, panel discussions and, of course, live rock music performances. But perhaps the museum's most famous event is the annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that takes place every April.

You don't need to be a die-hard fan of rock music to enjoy the country's one and only Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Recent visitors loved the museum's massive collection of memorabilia and enjoyed the historical aspects behind each exhibit. The short films and inductee videos come highly recommended, as well as the outdoor patio and cafe, and the museum shop. Although, some warn that this may not be a great place to bring youngsters who aren't all that familiar with rock 'n' roll legends. Also, be sure to call ahead if you have a particular exhibit you want to see because the displays are constantly changing.

The museum is located in downtown Cleveland right on the shores of Lake Erie. It is easily accessible via public transportation, taxi, car and by foot. The L-line trolley, the Blue and Green rail lines and multiple buses stop nearby. Tickets can be bought online and printed at home, or purchased directly at the museum. Tickets cost $22 for adults and $13 for children ages 9 to 12; children 8 and younger are welcome for free. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30, with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. From Memorial Day through Labor, the museum also extends its hours until 9 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information or to buy your tickets online, check out its website

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