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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland

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Celebrating the spirit of music, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 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. Our Cleveland holiday planner makes visiting The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and other Cleveland attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Seven stories of displays. I hustled through this place in 2 hours due to their closing time. So here's what you definitely need to see if you're dragging around impatient kids or have limited time. 1...  more »
  • Plan to spend at least four hours at the R&R HofF and you won't be disappointed. Artists, bands, history and lots of music snippets are to be discovered in every nook and cranny of this modern and ver...  more »
  • The Rock Hall as they call it was a fun stop on our trip. We went on Sunday morning and it was easy driving and parking. We spent a little less than 3 hours inside and then saw the Johnny Cash tour bu...  more »
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  • Amazing place. A museum to a few, temple for many. Displays all kinds of memorabilia of rock & roll stars of all ages, from the beginning of the genre. There is also a cool display on the evolution of recording devices and music players. On the very top is a display to commemorate 50 years of Rolling Stones (magazine). Enjoyed the trip thoroughly and you will listen to some songs that you haven't heard in a while and it makes you feel happy. If you are students, carry your IDs to avail the student discount.
  • I enjoyed the exhibits but felt it was not a good value for the high full price admission. I would have liked more exhibits on the upper levels. Liked the roots of rock retrospective but felt some keys artists were missing. No Black Sabbath? Hardly any Prince? Bring more history and events to the upper levels. LOVED the Johnny Cash areas. The gift shop was huge but women's selections were largely the typical long, tight T-shirts.
  • Awesome place! Lots of history about the varying music genres that stemmed from early rock n roll. It can be somewhat overwhelming, however. Be prepared for sensory overload, and wear good walking shoes. There is so much to look at and read about, it could easily take several hours to go over every bit of memorabilia and article inside. They do have a bar inside and decent looking food, I also enjoyed the gift shop selection, really nice stuff!
  • This was a horrible experience. I have been a rock fan for years and was truly appalled by what I saw. First, the service was terrible. The only time we saw any staff it was to be escorted to the ticket line or be treated rudely. The hall of fame was a joke, too. I never saw ACDC on the main floor of the exhibit, but I sure found country singers, pop singers, etc. Some of the greatest rock artists were sharing an exhibit with some who were deserving, and some who didn't belong. Also, a hip hop exhibit is not rock and roll, yet it was there. The only restrooms I could find were on the third floor. Finally, at the gift shop, I saw this place selling some of Les Paul's guitars, which was the icing on the cake for me to leave right away.
  • Growing up near Cleveland I got to experience the rock hall for years, and as a fan of rock and roll it is amazing to be able to walk through and see the inspirations of bands past and present. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not only an amazing piece of art in itself it stores so much art, history, as well as love of music through the ages. I always suggest to stop and check it out if you are in Cleveland just visiting or have never been. It is a one of a kind experience that only Cleveland Ohio can offer

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Most of Cleveland's hotels are located in downtown, though you can also plenty of comfortable and affordable rooms in the city's outlying neighborhoods. Many downtown hotels offer discounted weekend rates and deals that include tickets to some of the city's major attractions, but if you prefer to stay away from the central part of town, consider the neighborhoods east of the Cuyahoga River. Staying in this part of Cleveland allows you easy access to the city's cultural district, renowned for its museums, galleries, and parks.
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