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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • We could have spent days here if we wanted to really look at everything! It was super fun with lots to see. We spent the majority of the day here looking at everything and making our way up the floors...  read more »
  • Was there for about five hours and could have stayed longer. It's a bit loud - understandably - so give your ears a rest every now and then. 
  • Limited schedule access and staff feels like after the after party... don't get caught needing amenities if it's 20 minutes from closing cause they are sweeping you out. Still worth the visit - easy t...  read more »
  • My husband and I decided to go on a day where it was free so it was extremely busy and you were feeling a bit cozy with other people or tourist. They have gift shops and a cafe that overlooks lake erie. Parking was a breeze and not a issue. Inside it was extremely cool and interesting to learn and see little pieces from that artist or band. There are also little theatre's within the building to give you tidbits on the different nominees.
  • A Hard Rock Café-style exhibit hall masquerading as a museum. Underwhelming, bloated, and containing quite a few artists who have no business being in the museum. Until the Monkees make it in, the entire affair caters to the whims of ROLLING STONE magazine CEO Jann Wenner.
  • It's cool. But I was a little underwhelmed. I didn't know 80% of the musicians. I feel this is a place more for baby boomers. Do not waste 2 hours on that movie showing years and years of inductions unless of you have nothing better to do. Very cool costumes and artifacts though so spend more time there
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has really great information and artifacts from the earliest days of music. Doo Wop and the British Invasion to Nirvana…they have it all! I went with my fiancé while traveling cross country. It’s a fun place to explore music origins and learn a little more about your favorite artists. They have some fun items in their extensive gift shop as well. It’s a very unique place. If you’re in a hurry and have other stops during the day, you can walk all the way through the museum in about an hour and a half, but taking your time would probably take at least 3. You should bring an extra $20 bucks though too, because you'll definitely want the picture at the end!
  • Great place to see some interesting artifacts and hear some great music. There is so much to see and experience. I would not eat there again, though. Their "cafe" was a sad little stand with a very limited selection of sandwiches and salads at ridiculous prices. I was prepared to pay a ridiculous price, but there was NO SELECTION. Also, I did not see any other food places nearby where we could have gone for lunch without leaving the Hall and climbing the slight hill to the Galleria. It was just kind of silly since we had only seen 1/2 the Rock Hall and were on the 3rd floor for the cafe, to leave and come back would have been troublesome. Not happy with the food, but the museum and Hall was outstanding.
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