September 28, 2018

20 Cleveland Tours You'll Actually Want to Take Out-of-Towners

As the heat mercifully dies down, the promise of fall weather draws out-of-towners to the city before we're inevitably covered in snow. It's clear; Cleveland and fall make a beautiful pair. Here are some of the best tours you can take with your visitors to see the city at its best.

It's clear; Cleveland and fall make a beautiful pair (we're serious). Here are some of the best tours you can take with your visitors to see the city at its best, even when it's somewhat chilly outside.

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 Take a Hike Tours
1010 Euclid Ave., Suite 300, 440-771-1994
Part walking tour, part performance, Take a Hike Tours guides visitors through Cleveland monuments with the help of actors portraying famous historic figures. To learn more about the walking show, visit http://www.clevelandgatewaydistrict.com/history/heritage-tourism/
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Take a Hike Tours

1010 Euclid Ave., Suite 300, 440-771-1994

Part walking tour, part performance, Take a Hike Tours guides visitors through Cleveland monuments with the help of actors portraying famous historic figures. To learn more about the walking show, visit http://www.clevelandgatewaydistrict.com/history/heritage-tourism/

Photo via Flickr
 Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, 216-721-5722
Celebrate the fall season by exploring the history and beauty of the almost 200-year-old Hale Farm and Village. Self-guided tours allow visitors to wander the grounds and catch a glassblowing demonstration.  
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Hale Farm and Village

2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, 216-721-5722

Celebrate the fall season by exploring the history and beauty of the almost 200-year-old Hale Farm and Village. Self-guided tours allow visitors to wander the grounds and catch a glassblowing demonstration.

Photo via Flickr
 Greater C Cleveland Aquarium
2000 Sycamore St., 216-862-8803
Ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes at an aquarium? Greater Cleveland Aquarium answers all your burning question with its Very Important Guest Tour. Guides unveil all the tricks that make everything go swimmingly. 
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Greater C Cleveland Aquarium

2000 Sycamore St., 216-862-8803

Ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes at an aquarium? Greater Cleveland Aquarium answers all your burning question with its Very Important Guest Tour. Guides unveil all the tricks that make everything go swimmingly.

Photo via Flickr
 Museum of Contemporary Art
11400 Euclid Ave., 216-658-6940
Take your out-of-towners to this mysterious mirrored structure with no explanation. Inside, they'll find globally-minded, tech-savvy, and culturally significant work. Guided tours with museum educators help lead visitors through the array of works, providing a 30-minute crash course in contemporary art. 
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Museum of Contemporary Art

11400 Euclid Ave., 216-658-6940

Take your out-of-towners to this mysterious mirrored structure with no explanation. Inside, they'll find globally-minded, tech-savvy, and culturally significant work. Guided tours with museum educators help lead visitors through the array of works, providing a 30-minute crash course in contemporary art.

Photo via Wikimedia
 Lolly the Trolley
1101 Winslow Ave., 216-771-4484
Visit Lolly in all her glory for a memorable sightseeing experience. It doesn't matter how long you've lived in the city; something about looking at the skyline from inside a trolley makes every building shine a little brighter. 
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Lolly the Trolley

1101 Winslow Ave., 216-771-4484

Visit Lolly in all her glory for a memorable sightseeing experience. It doesn't matter how long you've lived in the city; something about looking at the skyline from inside a trolley makes every building shine a little brighter.

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 A Christmas Story House Tour
3159 W. 11th St., 216-298-4919 
Guaranteed to put a gleam in the most cynical sightseer's eye, the tour of the famed, "A Christmas Story" house is an essential stop for nostalgic out-of-towners and Cleveland residents alike. The year-round tours not only guide visitors through Ralphie's home, but also introduce out-of-towners to the accompanying museum of all things "A Christmas Story." 
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A Christmas Story House Tour

3159 W. 11th St., 216-298-4919

Guaranteed to put a gleam in the most cynical sightseer's eye, the tour of the famed, "A Christmas Story" house is an essential stop for nostalgic out-of-towners and Cleveland residents alike. The year-round tours not only guide visitors through Ralphie's home, but also introduce out-of-towners to the accompanying museum of all things "A Christmas Story."

Photo via Wikipedia
 Pro Football Hall of Fame Tour
2121 George Halas Dr., North Canton, 330-456-8207 
Take the football fanatics in your life to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for tours on memorabilia out-of-towners won't be able to find anywhere else. Visitors can opt for the "Insider's Museum Tour" or a VIP "Behind-the-Scenes" tour to learn more about their favorite players and secrets of the game.
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Pro Football Hall of Fame Tour

2121 George Halas Dr., North Canton, 330-456-8207

Take the football fanatics in your life to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for tours on memorabilia out-of-towners won't be able to find anywhere else. Visitors can opt for the "Insider's Museum Tour" or a VIP "Behind-the-Scenes" tour to learn more about their favorite players and secrets of the game.

Photo via Flickr
 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Tilden House, 2325 Stine Rd., Peninsula,1-800-468-4070 ext. 1 ?
Take your out-of-towners back in time on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.  Listen to the audio tour as the old-fashioned train travels through Cuyahoga National Park.
Photo via ambersturgis/Instagram

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Tilden House, 2325 Stine Rd., Peninsula,1-800-468-4070 ext. 1 ?

Take your out-of-towners back in time on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Listen to the audio tour as the old-fashioned train travels through Cuyahoga National Park.

Photo via ambersturgis/Instagram
 SPACES Art Gallery
2900 Detroit Ave., 216-621-2314
Introduce tourists to something unique with the free guided tours at SPACES art gallery. The gallery is a refreshing find for locals and out-of-towners, featuring new experimental art meant to challenge expectations. 
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SPACES Art Gallery

2900 Detroit Ave., 216-621-2314

Introduce tourists to something unique with the free guided tours at SPACES art gallery. The gallery is a refreshing find for locals and out-of-towners, featuring new experimental art meant to challenge expectations.

Photo via laurendaviesprojects/Instagram
 BrewBoat Cleveland
Channel Park Marina,
5300 Whiskey Island Dr., 440-941-6690
A boat, a bar, a tour like no other, BrewBoat lets visitors paddle their way down the Cuyahoga River for a boozy sightseeing adventure. The daily cruises are guaranteed to make out-of-towners want to stay another night. 
Photo via americaninteriors/Instagram

BrewBoat Cleveland

Channel Park Marina, 5300 Whiskey Island Dr., 440-941-6690

A boat, a bar, a tour like no other, BrewBoat lets visitors paddle their way down the Cuyahoga River for a boozy sightseeing adventure. The daily cruises are guaranteed to make out-of-towners want to stay another night.

Photo via americaninteriors/Instagram