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Old 01-11-2019, 12:18 AM
 
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Gotta get to Slyman's anchor restaurant/deli on St. Clair and order a corned beef sandwich.
You've never been to Slyman's? Wow! I would have never guessed that possibility.

Perhaps it's me, but I enjoy corned beef at other delis just as much. I was there once, and would recommend it, but I've never felt the urge to go back, unlike with nearby Superior Pho, where I dine at least once annually, and sometimes even order take out on visits to Cleveland.

Both offer a gritty Cleveland experience with good food.

Beef & Latkas at Corky and Lenny's is a much more personal favorite and unique corned beef sandwich than a Slyman's corned beef sandwich.

Slyman's now has a food truck, and I've bought corned beef sandwiches from it at a local fair.

https://www.cleveland.com/best/2016/...rves_ligh.html
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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You've never been to Slyman's? Wow! I would have never guessed that possibility.

Perhaps it's me, but I enjoy corned beef at other delis just as much. I was there once, and would recommend it, but I've never felt the urge to go back, unlike with nearby Superior Pho, where I dine at least once annually, and sometimes even order take out on visits to Cleveland.

Both offer a gritty Cleveland experience with good food.

Beef & Latkas at Corky and Lenny's is a much more personal favorite and unique corned beef sandwich than a Slyman's corned beef sandwich.

Slyman's now has a food truck, and I've bought corned beef sandwiches from it at a local fair.

https://www.cleveland.com/best/2016/...rves_ligh.html
For shame! Nope, never been to THE Slymam's on St. Clair, but have been to the new branch on Orange Place in (I guess) Beachwood, near the new Pinecrest shopping/lifestyle center off I-271. It was nice but more typical sports bar-y. Food was good but we had chicken and not corned beef (saving that for the original joint.) We're going to wait until warmer weather to go to that one, but definitely on my hit list..

...btw, I do love delis and practically grew up my teen years at Corky & Lenny's, both at the long-gone outlet at the old Cedar Center (often after a bowling party at the nearby, also long gone Cedar Lanes) and the still there one out at the Village on Chagrin Rd.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:35 AM
 
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For bucket lists, it's surprising to me upon reflection what I still need to see.
In general, I need to do much more of Lake County. I've done little to nothing out that way save Headlands Beach.
For Italian, always wanted to go to Mirabile's in Collinwood for Italian. Also never made it to Bruno's near Clark-Fulton, including my most recent trip: just ran out of time. Same with Sokolowski's University Inn and Balaton and Johnny's on Fulton.
I have a graduate degree in history, and basically lived at WRHS. But I still have not done the Cleveland History stuff there, including the old Wahoo Municipal Stadium sign/statue, etc. Nor the Museum of Natural History. As well as Terminal Tower observation deck. And a concert or event at Public Auditorium, as well as the Hanna. Always took for granted that I'd be in Cleveland forever and I'd get to it.
Been to the Garfield tomb a few times, but never was able to get in, always closed. Ditto the Christmas Story house.
Done the Nautica Queen, but never the Goodtime.
And for all my hundreds of bike rides on the Towpath Trail, I never did the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Funny: I've done all this crazy weird quirky "bucket list" stuff for others' lists, but never the everyday stuff that everyone's done.
I definitely needed another week in NE Ohio over the holidays. The other posts here will be helpful for me, no doubt.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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Last year we had an out of town visitor that had never been to Cleveland. They were here for several days. They had never been to this area of the country. Here's what we did:
1. West Side Market - walked around and grabbed a pre-lunch snack.
2. The "Cleveland" sign over at Edgewater, and then a short hike around the bird trail there.
3. The "Cleveland" sign over at the RRHOF and then we went into the museum. Also walked around Voinovich park
4. The Cleveland Museum of Art
5. Little Italy

Then going outside of Cleveland:
6. Chagrin Falls
7. Chagrin Valley, North Chagrin Reservation metropark
8. Amish Country in Holmes County
9. Drive along the Ohio River Valley down by E. Liverpool, then we went over to Pittsburgh for the day.

Had a lot of fun.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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I have a graduate degree in history, and basically lived at WRHS. But I still have not done the Cleveland History stuff there, including the old Wahoo Municipal Stadium sign/statue, etc. Nor the Museum of Natural History.
The Western Reserve Historical Society is excellent. One of my favorite historical artifacts that I saw there was a P-51 Mustang, the iconic propeller-driven fighter that won the air war over Europe in WWII. While the exhibit featuring the P-51 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton is far superior, when I saw the WRHS Mustang at the museum's Crawford Auto & Aviation Museum, it was displayed next to cars. It made me appreciate the relatively small size of the P-51. Since my last visit, the Crawford has been completely reorganized and I don't know how the P-51 is now displayed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_...n_P-51_Mustang

Apart from the WRHS and the architectural wonders of Cleveland and to a lesser extent, elsewhere in northeast Ohio, what are the best historical destinations in northeast Ohio?

Certainly, the list would include the following: the U.S.S. Cod, Steamship Mather, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Public Square's Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Dunham Tavern, and Case Western's Dittrick Medical History Center, all in Cleveland. Most are discussed in the following, albeit dated travel article.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g...Cleveland.html

On the north side of Public Square in downtown Cleveland, certainly check out the statue of Tom Johnson and its inscription, and reflect on how much positive influence one man can have not just in the present, but for decades and even centuries into the future.

//www.city-data.com/forum/cleve...m-johnson.html

Clearly, the Cleveland Museum of Art also has many exquisite historical artifacts.

Greater Cleveland's only national history park is the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. It's exquisite. It has a small, but very informative museum, and I've read that the National Park Service considers Lawnfield, Garfield's Mentor home, to be its best 19th century Presidential home, greatly because it is furnished almost exclusively with the Garfield family's original furnishings. Wall coverings were authentically reproduced at great cost. This is the only national historic site in northeast Ohio apart from the "First Ladies" site in Canton.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...unty_Ohio.html

I've never visited the "First Ladies" National Historic Site. Definitely on my bucket list.

National First Ladies' Library

Sadly, I don't believe that the Garfield historic site museum features Garfield's famed New York City campaign speech, one of the only speeches of his "front porch" election campaign. See post 6 in this thread.

//www.city-data.com/forum/cleve...-american.html

Rereading the speech (below), and given the subsequent popularity of Alexander Hamilton due to the Broadway musical, I was struck by Garfield's obvious admiration of Hamilton.

Garfield's Campaign Speech | American Experience | Official Site | PBS

Don't miss the museum's video presentation about Garfield, however. I especially remember the angst felt by Garfield over the Civil War deaths of soldiers that he had personally recruited.

The Garfield "American Experience" documentary still can be viewed online, and would be excellent to watch before visiting Mentor.

//www.city-data.com/forum/cleve...-american.html

Nearby Mentor in Kirtland is the Kirtland Temple and an excellent museum about the Mormon formation in Lake County in the early 19th century. Combined with Historic Kirtland, maintained by the Church of Latter Day Saints, Kirtland is one of the greatest religious meccas in the U.S. and a great repository of history. See Kirtland in the Cleveland "Day Trips" travel article linked below.

https://www.kirtlandtemple.org/

https://www.lds.org/locations/histor...?lang=eng&_r=1

The superb Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland offers a tractor museum, often only open on weekends.

Certainly other historic sites in northeast Ohio would include Stan Hywet Hall in Akron and Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ohio Amish Country offers living history, as the region's Amish residents adhere to a 19th century lifestyle.

And a personal favorite offers a bit of Hollywood's Golden Age history at Malabar Farm State Park's Big House. See Mohican Region here.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g...Day.Trips.html

Living villages include the WRHS's Hale Farm & Village and the Geauga County Historical Society's Century Village Museum in Burton, which likes Hale Farm & Village, offers some wonderful events.

https://www.wrhs.org/plan-your-visit/hale-farm/

http://www.centuryvillagemuseum.org/events.html

https://www.wrhs.org/signature-events/

Both Hale Farm and Century Village Museum offer pancake breakfasts during the maple sugar season. An advantage of visiting Burton is the historic sugar house in the village's town square, emblematic of the New England influence in the settling of the Western Reserve.

https://www.destinationgeauga.com/me...nandsugarcamp/

Both Hale Farm and Century Village Museum also offer Civil War reenactments.

https://www.wrhs.org/events/civil-wa...t-2017-3-copy/

I visited Shandy Hall as a kid, but apparently it no longer offers public tours. Too bad, as it likely is the most authentic early 19th century home in northeast Ohio.

https://www.wrhs.org/plan-your-visit...all-in-geneva/

The Western Reserve Historical Society also owns Loghurst in Canfield, which I've never visited.

Loghurst Museum in Canfield Ohio

Other counties in northeast Ohio also offer interesting history centers and museums.

http://lakehistorycenter.org/

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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Last year we had an out of town visitor that had never been to Cleveland. They were here for several days. They had never been to this area of the country. Here's what we did:
1. West Side Market - walked around and grabbed a pre-lunch snack.
2. The "Cleveland" sign over at Edgewater, and then a short hike around the bird trail there.
3. The "Cleveland" sign over at the RRHOF and then we went into the museum. Also walked around Voinovich park
4. The Cleveland Museum of Art
5. Little Italy

Then going outside of Cleveland:
6. Chagrin Falls
7. Chagrin Valley, North Chagrin Reservation metropark
8. Amish Country in Holmes County
9. Drive along the Ohio River Valley down by E. Liverpool, then we went over to Pittsburgh for the day.

Had a lot of fun.
Lucky visitors!!!
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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Default Moca

Amazingly, I've yet to set foot in MOCA. My excuse is that it doesn't have permanent exhibits and I haven't paid enough attention to its exhibition schedules to find an excuse to visit MOCA, by comparison to frequent visits to the Cleveland Museum of Art, which also offers much easier parking.

https://www.cleveland.com/arts/index...art_cle_9.html

Of course, the MOCA building is a work of art in its own right and merits at least a one-time visit.

https://www.cleveland.com/arts/index..._new_moca.html
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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Here's my bucket list for when I come up this summer!

1. Stay in a hotel or AirBNB in the core. Been to or through Cleveland probably 1,000+ times in my life. Never stayed, other than with family or friends. The Arcade would PROBABLY be my go to as it's where I got engaged. That said, I'm open minded

2. The revamped Cleveland Museum of Natural History. If it's not done, the USS Cod Submarine.

3. Eating at the Marble Room. Also Pier W, and Mallorca.

4. Going to Whiskey Island. Also, doing this route thru the city, on foot or bike: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/41.5...d41.493563!3e2 Starting at the Garfield Monument after a coffee somewhere in Coventry (ideally someone would be nice and drop me off, and ending 16 miles later with lunch at Pier W at the other site of city limits).

5. Checking out neighborhoods I haven't spent much time with in the city is always on the to do list. For me, probably the most glaring one I've hardly spent any time in Shaker Square, and I've never checked out Larchmere.

Outside the City:

1. Lake Erie. Namely, the fact that I want to at some point go out on a charter fishing trip on it, if anyone has any inexpensive/good recommendations. Also, I want to try sailing too, but my wife is absolutely obsessed with fishing, so probably that one first.

2. Some of the Western Reserve towns I haven't really spent much time in. Oberlin is probably the biggest priority one, not sure I have ever been there. Bedford doesn't have the history or form/charm of some of the other towns on the list, but it still has a historic presence, and I have an interest in seeing what it is about. I want to patronize the character filled remaining areas it has. I like the proximity it has to many great areas within the CVNP. Last but not least, Canal Fulton. I want to take a Canal ride, and the city in general just looks interesting to me. I see this as something I would do in combination with a bike ride on the Towpath.

3. Lake Chautauqua. Not sure if that is cheating, but I really have been wanting to make it there for quite a while. I know it is in New York, but the institution is only about 90 minutes from my nearest freeway exit, and so it seems like a good idea.

4. Parks that I want to hit up that I haven't yet had an opportunity. In no exact order, of particularly high priority are
-Bedford Reservation section of CVNP
-Hinckley Reservation, esp. the ledges
-More of the Towpath Trail
-etc.

5. Keeping an active presence in the area in some type of way. If I can be involved with home, which it always will be, then it makes me happy to do so.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:02 PM
 
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Here's my bucket list for when I come up this summer!

1. Stay in a hotel or AirBNB in the core. Been to or through Cleveland probably 1,000+ times in my life. Never stayed, other than with family or friends. The Arcade would PROBABLY be my go to as it's where I got engaged. That said, I'm open minded.
Perhaps consider the Cleveland Hostel for at least one night. Get off at the West 25th St. station after flying into Cleveland. Great rooftop views. Walk the north side of the Hope Memorial Bridge to Progressive Field or downtown before taking the Red Line rapid back to the Ohio City Market District. Auto rentals are cheaper outside of the airport as you avoid airport fees. Enterprise will pick you up from anywhere.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Re...land_Ohio.html

Outside the City:

1. Lake Erie. Namely, the fact that I want to at some point go out on a charter fishing trip on it, if anyone has any inexpensive/good recommendations. Also, I want to try sailing too, but my wife is absolutely obsessed with fishing, so probably that one first.[/quote]

Don't rule out steelhead trout or Chinook or Coho salmon fishing. I'm not a fisher, but, at the right time, it supposedly offers among the best fishing in Ohio. Don't forget to buy fishing licenses.

steelheadschool.com/

This website may be useful.

https://diyflyfishing.com/grand-rive....7194/-81.2285

Perhaps buy a fishing guidebook.

https://www.amazon.com/Cleveland-Fis.../dp/1598510215

Based on my one experience fishing on Lake Erie, don't go out on a choppy day unless you've taken some preventive medicine.

https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=48

https://fishingbooker.com/destinatio...s/OH/cleveland
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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3. Lake Chautauqua. Not sure if that is cheating, but I really have been wanting to make it there for quite a while. I know it is in New York, but the institution is only about 90 minutes from my nearest freeway exit, and so it seems like a good idea.
I don't think this is cheating. Many Clevelanders hang out at Lake Chautauqua over the summer. Consider checking out the Chautauqua Institute for opera or some other classical music. I've been going in the summers the last few years. I'm typically one of the youngest people there by a few decades (though performers are 20 somethings and always very talented). Southern Tier's original brewery is also out not far from the lake in Lakewood NY I believe.
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