October 21, 2022

The Best Places in Cleveland to Have Yourself an Ugly Cry

Emotions don't follow a schedule. Sometimes, you need a good cry in the middle of the day, away from your bed, away from your bathroom floor. We found the best spots in the city for a good public sob that won't cause too many passersby to question your motives. Because life is hard. Because life has recently been very hard. And because it's good to get it out.
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 The Haserot Angel/Lake View Cemetery
12316 Euclid Ave.
The Haserot Angel is impossibly creepy and has black tears eternally streaming down its face. How apt. Also it's a cemetery, so people cry there all the time. No one has to know you're crying over something completely unrelated to anyone buried there. 
Photo via  Angel of Death Victorious/Wikimedia

The Haserot Angel/Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave.

The Haserot Angel is impossibly creepy and has black tears eternally streaming down its face. How apt. Also it's a cemetery, so people cry there all the time. No one has to know you're crying over something completely unrelated to anyone buried there.

Photo via Angel of Death Victorious/Wikimedia
 Cedar Lee Theatre
2163 Lee Road
The indie and foreign movies that normally play at Cedar Lee are bleak as hell, so crying and this theater seems as natural a pairing as popcorn and melted butter. If you’re still feeling self conscious even under the cover of (bigger cineplex-style) movie theater darkness, pick a 3D film. Those bulky glasses were basically made for public bawling.
Photo via  paulwbarnard/Instagram

Cedar Lee Theatre

2163 Lee Road

The indie and foreign movies that normally play at Cedar Lee are bleak as hell, so crying and this theater seems as natural a pairing as popcorn and melted butter. If you’re still feeling self conscious even under the cover of (bigger cineplex-style) movie theater darkness, pick a 3D film. Those bulky glasses were basically made for public bawling.

Photo via paulwbarnard/Instagram
 Tom Johnson’s staute 
Public Square, W. Superior Ave & Ontario St.
Tom Johnson is a shoulder to cry on. Tom Johnson is willing to listen to your problems. Tom Johnson is like Han Solo frozen in carbonite and isn’t going anywhere. Tom Johnson is here for you.
Photo via  Tom L. Johnson/Wikipedia

Tom Johnson’s staute

Public Square, W. Superior Ave & Ontario St.

Tom Johnson is a shoulder to cry on. Tom Johnson is willing to listen to your problems. Tom Johnson is like Han Solo frozen in carbonite and isn’t going anywhere. Tom Johnson is here for you.

Photo via Tom L. Johnson/Wikipedia
 The RTA
Various stops throughout the city
The RTA may have its issues, but at least its riders follow the universal laws of public transportation: avoid eye contact with anyone under absolutely every circumstance. If you start crying on public transportation, it is an unspoken rule that everyone just pretends not to notice you.
Photo via  TheeErin/Flicker

The RTA

Various stops throughout the city

The RTA may have its issues, but at least its riders follow the universal laws of public transportation: avoid eye contact with anyone under absolutely every circumstance. If you start crying on public transportation, it is an unspoken rule that everyone just pretends not to notice you.

Photo via TheeErin/Flicker
 Franklin Castle
4308 Franklin Blvd
This is supposedly the most haunted spot in all of Cleveland. So feel free to sob to your heart’s content. Any strange noises can be blamed on the ghosts.
Photo via Scene Archives

Franklin Castle

4308 Franklin Blvd

This is supposedly the most haunted spot in all of Cleveland. So feel free to sob to your heart’s content. Any strange noises can be blamed on the ghosts.

Photo via Scene Archives
The gym
Did you set a PR? Did you just get dumped? Are you just flowing with emotions after doing all those exercises? Let everyone wonder
Photo via  Bobahar/Instagram

The gym


Did you set a PR? Did you just get dumped? Are you just flowing with emotions after doing all those exercises? Let everyone wonder

Photo via Bobahar/Instagram
 The Steelyard Walmart
3400 Steelyard Dr.
The Steelyard Walmart has been bestowed the title of Worst Walmart in America on multiple occasions for the fact that it's in a constant state of disarray and for its complete inability to make good choices and live up to its potential. If this sounds familiar, head on over and let it out in literally any aisle. 
Photo via Scene Archives

The Steelyard Walmart

3400 Steelyard Dr.

The Steelyard Walmart has been bestowed the title of Worst Walmart in America on multiple occasions for the fact that it's in a constant state of disarray and for its complete inability to make good choices and live up to its potential. If this sounds familiar, head on over and let it out in literally any aisle.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Greater Cleveland Aquarium
2000 Sycamore Street
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is dark and secluded, which makes it a perfect place to bawl your eyes out hidden away from the judgemental gaze of any other human being, Plus, there are usually a ton of families around, meaning even more alone time as watchful parents try to keep their kids away from the person crying in the middle of the aquarium.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

2000 Sycamore Street

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is dark and secluded, which makes it a perfect place to bawl your eyes out hidden away from the judgemental gaze of any other human being, Plus, there are usually a ton of families around, meaning even more alone time as watchful parents try to keep their kids away from the person crying in the middle of the aquarium.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
Tower City
Because there will be literally no one around to watch you get it all out of your system.
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Tower City


Because there will be literally no one around to watch you get it all out of your system.
 Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
Covering 167 acres, this state park is known for their beautiful waterfalls and ledges that are great for jumping off of and crying around. Trust us. Not that we've been there for that reason

Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park



Covering 167 acres, this state park is known for their beautiful waterfalls and ledges that are great for jumping off of and crying around. Trust us. Not that we've been there for that reason