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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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  • Well curated. Most of the exhibits held no new info for me but it was a kick to see some of the artifacts from yesteryear. Definitely worth a trip. How long you stay depends on your level of fandom.  more »
  • Great spot for seeing how Rock and Roll evolved and who influenced who, but its a singular focus. Not R&B, Pop, Jazz, Country, etc.  more »
  • I was her with the girlfriend. We had a great time. We took a lot of pics. You can spend hours here. The gift shop is nice. We had lunch there too. I am tired after all the walking.  more »
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  • Cleveland does indeed rock. This place must be visited by anyone who loves the music. Spend a day with the music. Best visited alone or in small groups (like most museums). I have been here hundreds of times and had the opportunity to meet many inductees at the museum.
  • Very Disappointed!!! Not a real Hall of Fame for Rock N Roll, but rather a hall for all genres of music, which obviously takes away from what the title says it is. There were many bands that as a Rock N Roll fan, were not even in the hall. Also, I felt they spent too much time and space on local bands that I had never even heard of! At $22.00 + per person, you can do better!
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is a great place to go if you’re a music fan. The building has an interesting layout and a fascinating architectural design. There are seven floors in the pyramid shaped building, each with different unique artifacts, documents, and other music relics. However, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame itself has a lot of issues. First of all, many of the inductees are other genres than rock such as rap or pop. This is counter productive to the point of it being called the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” and while the other genres should be praised for their contributions, it should be in a museum for their own respected genres. There are many artists that have never gotten in or have gotten in long after they should have. Yes just got in this year and were not even nominated until 2014, while Madonna got inducted the first year she was eligible in 2008. There are still many artists who are not in that deserve to be in such as Jethro Tull, Ronnie James Dio, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. This is disrespectful to rock and while it seems that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame might be getting better in the last couple of years, they still have a long way to go.
  • What an amazing experience! I have been here twice and I love it! There is so much to see here and it definitely looked well maintained. I just wish that they put new exhibits up more often so you don't have to look at the same thing over and over but overall it was super amazing
  • Great place to see some really unique things! Can be done in an a day. Loved watching the video in the auditorium that played video clips of all artists who have been inducted.