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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland

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Celebrating the spirit of music, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame features displays narrating the story of some of the most influential performers, producers, and other professionals in the music industry. Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, the building rises above the shores of Lake Erie, featuring a mix of geometric forms and cantilevered spaces, with a 49 m (160 ft) tower supporting a triangular structure often described as a glass tent. A top landmark in the city, the building houses a store, cafe, and over 5,100 sq m (55,000 sq ft) of exhibit spaces. Stop by to learn the secrets behind some of rock and roll's most successful acts, such as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones. Arrange to visit Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and other attractions in Cleveland using our Cleveland trip builder site.
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  • The building itself is cool, and the plaza in front is very lively. we started in the building and worked our way up the building. The early influencers section was probably the most informative...  more »
  • We enjoyed our time at the museum. My favorite display was the Super Bowl Halftime Shows. It was very interesting about all the logistics that go into a show. A great stop if you are a music lover.  more »
  • We entered and had a drink listening to the tunes. It is nice to walk into a museum that isn't stuffy at all. It really is meant to be fun. The bottom floor has the best attractions and walks you...  more »
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  • This is a great experience to see the history of rock and roll. Filled with great showcases of artists who shaped music. Fun for the whole family. I believe there are 4 floors, an eating area when you walk in, and a gift shop that could've had much better Beatles shirts... but they didn't. Also, I've been there twice and haven't seen a nice showcase of Queen.... why not?
  • Nice place to visit and this riverfront area of Cleveland is worth a visit. The Rock Hall has exhibits that change so it is worth visiting regularly. We saw The Zombies induction performance on the outdoor stage and it was super fun. I like how they have the main exhibits separated chronologically and geographically. They also had a cool rock band pinball machine exhibit one time that we went and an exhibit all about Pink Floyd’s The Wall another time. Last time we went the changing exhibit area was about rock on television. Definitely worth a visit.
  • A beautiful building with unique architecture, next to the Browns stadium + the lake. Well organized exhibits. Well done videos. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Parking could get tricky, but we got there early and luckily found a spot with ease. The shop has a wide variety of reasonably priced souvenirs. All-in-all, an excellent experience. An affordable way to support the arts (assuming you happen to be in Cleveland).
  • This was a cool museum! My favorite part was all the costumes (Jackson 5, Stevie Nicks, Mama Cass, Britney Spears to name a few). Second favorite part were all of the hand written song lyrics - so cool to see songs come to life from the very beginning. The hall of fame highlights video was cool and not too long, nice way to relax for a bit. We ate at food trucks outside which were pretty good!
  • Fun experience for anyone who’s enjoyed “rock and roll” through the years. Nice shop at the end as well to get memorabilia. Easily accessible as it’s in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Definitely worth visiting once. A bit pricey for admission to a museum though, in my opinion. Pro-Tip: if you’re a runner, they have a half marathon, relay, 10k, & 5k race in August. If you sign up you’ll get a free admissions ticket with your race entry.

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