Destination Weekend

In addition to the conference, make your trip a “destination weekend,” by visiting some of the area attractions. 

13th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
October 5-9, 2022

The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This inspiring event draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the US and the world to experience documentary films and the compelling art and culture they highlight. 

Festival Office/Headquarters:
3 1/2 N Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
(440) 247-1591- info@chagrinfilmfest.org

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2809 Woodland Ave. Cleveland, OH, 44115 | Phone: 216.515.1956

Grants scholars and fans alike access to over 200 archival collections, including the personal papers of performers, radio DJ’s, photographers, poster artists and collectors. The strength of the Rock Hall’s archival collections currently lies in music business records from record executives, artist managers, historic venues, recording studios and long-running concert tours.

www.rockhall.com

Severance Hall Tours

Take a tour and learn the unique history of one of the most culturally significant pieces of architecture in Cleveland during a FREE tour of Severance Hall during Be A Tourist in Your Hometown Weekend. Learn about the historic home of The Cleveland Orchestra during this captivating 45-minute guided tour.

Only 20 people permitted on each tour. Therefore, advanced reservations are required. So, call the Cleveland Orchestra’s Ticket Office at 216.231.1111 to reserve now.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Peer at poison dart frogs. Wonder over weedy sea dragons. Meditate with moon jellies. Stroke stingrays and stand under sharks. Nature. It’s a curious thing. Advance Tickets Required

2000 Sycamore St. Cleveland, OH, 44113 | Phone: 216.862.8803

A Christmas Story House

Museum and Original Location for “A Christmas Story” Movie

Relive “A Christmas Story” at Ralphie’s actual house used in the film – completely restored to its movie splendor. After your walk through the house, stop by the gift shop across the street which offers a wide array of memorabilia and collectibles from the movie including behind the scenes pictures, original props, and don’t forget to take home your very own major award!

3159 W. 11th Street Cleveland, OH, 44109 | Phone: 216.298.4919

https://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing 10-acre urban oasis where visitors find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and seasonal events. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is part of Holden Forests & Gardens along with the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio. Holden Forests & Gardens is making a positive impact on the community and region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, educational programs, and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses.

11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH, 44106 | Phone: 216.721.1600

Cleveland History Center – includes the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Displaying 170+ vintage cars made right here in C-town, the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum inside the Cleveland History Center revisits the city’s one-time status as a bustling automotive industry hub. Inside the Bingham-Hanna and Hay-McKinney mansions, the lifestyles of Cleveland’s early 20th-century influencers are on opulent display.

Cleveland History Center | 10825 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH, 44106

Cleveland Museum of Art – FREE

There’s always plenty to see at the Cleveland Museum of Art, although the redesigned Tiffany and Fabergé Galleries are sure to beckon with stained glass lamps and bejeweled items once owned by the Russian imperial family.

https://www.clevelandart.org/

Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art – FREE

For 50 years, The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) has played an urgent and exciting role in the city’s cultural landscape, presenting the art and ideas of our time. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Situated in Cleveland’s cultural district, University Circle, and adjacent to Little Italy, MOCA is a destination worthy of any traveler’s itinerary.

11400 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44106 | Phone: 216.421.8671

http://www.mocacleveland.org/

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

From dinosaurs to diamonds, the museum is a beautiful blend of traditional and interactive galleries related to history, art and the natural world.

The museum is also one of the most unique venues for your next event. Your rental includes the entire first floor of the Museum, free parking with security internally and externally.

1 Wade Oval Dr. Cleveland, OH, 44106

https://www.cmnh.org/

Great Lakes Science Center

Invent, design, tinker and create! Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science come alive through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, special temporary exhibitions, the six-story Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, and the historic Steamship William G. Mather. Featuring daily science demonstrations, camps, and workshops, the Science Center encourages guests to stay curious. The Polymer Funhouse, for guests age 7 and younger, has plenty of room to climb and play, and guests of all ages can become makers in the Cleveland Creates Zone. Onsite amenities include café, Science Store and attached parking garage.

601 Erieside Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44114 | Phone: 216.694.2000

https://greatscience.com/

JACK Cleveland Casino

JACK Cleveland Casino opened in May 2012 as Ohio’s first full-service casino and welcomes millions of guests each year. Located inside the historic Higbee Building in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the $500-million gaming and entertainment destination employs approximately 1,500 team members and features more than 1,200 slot machines, nearly 100 table games and a 28-table poker room. The property has multiple bars and lounges, a seven-station buffet, and three fast-casual dining outlets. JACK Cleveland Casino also partners with a number of restaurants downtown and has a preferred relationship with The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland.

An excellent downtown Cleveland nightlife choice, JACK has an intimate bar on the first level next to all the gaming action. Stop by and enjoy a selection of beer, wine, cocktails and premium spirits.

On the second level of JACK Cleveland is the stylish Vintage 51 Bar, tucked away among the flashing lights and ringing bells of the slot machines. Rock Bar gives guests the opportunity to play, drink and watch the big game all in one spot so as to not miss the winning field goal while they hit the winning spin.

100 Public Square Cleveland, OH, 44114 | Phone: 216.297.4777

Soldiers & Sailors Monument – FREE

Visit Public Square’s crown jewel. Hear Cuyahoga County’s story of the Civil War. View personal artifacts and images of her brave sons. Open 10am – 5:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday with additional seasonal hours as posted. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Free admission.

3 Public Square Cleveland, OH, 44114 | Phone: 216.621.3710

https://www.soldiersandsailors.com/

West Side Market – FREE

Why is the historic West Side Market a favorite destination for locals as well as out of towners? There is something for everyone, from everyday to ethnic.

You could carve an entire trip out of Cleveland’s rich culinary history. Or you could cram much of it into one simple stop at the historic West Side Market. The indoor, European-style market has been around for more than a century and still looks like it did when it catered to the immigrant community all those years ago.

1979 W 25th St Cleveland, OH, 44113 | Phone: 216.664.3387

http://westsidemarket.org/

Glass Bubble Project – Glass Blowing

The Glass Bubble Project was est. in 1998. GBP has been serving the community and local businesses for over 22 years. GBP thrives on our old school methods and great customer service. We treat our customers like family.  Gallery is free to come in and open all year.  Free to come in and watch the artist and talk directly to them.  Classes are taught 6 days a week – Closed on Tuesday.

2421 Bridge Ave. Cleveland, OH, 44113 | Phone: 216.696.7043

(216) 696-7043 to schedule a class.

The League Park Experience

Baseball and history fans shouldn’t miss this unique opportunity for a personalized tour of Historic League Park, the nation’s oldest baseball park in the country, and a visit to the attached Baseball Heritage Museum.

The ballpark, which was built in 1909, was the home to the Cleveland Indians until 1947 and has a long history of hosting legendary baseball players like Cy Young, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. In addition, League Park was home to the Negro League Cleveland Buckeyes and stands as an important reminder of the role baseball plays in addressing issues of diversity and cultural change.

During the tour, visitors also will be taken through the Baseball Heritage Museum where they’ll learn the stories of the Negro and Latino Leagues, women’s baseball and other historical moments in the sport.

Register by visiting the tour’s AirBnB experience page here.

6601 Lexington Ave Cleveland, OH, 44103 | Phone: 216.789.1083

Arsenal Cider House

We are a family owned US Civil War themed winery specializing in small batch, hand crafted hard apple cider, cider-style fruit/grape wines and mead (honey wine!). We offer a selection of Cleveland / Ohio craft beer and spirits. Come visit us!

4507 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44102 | Phone: 216.534.6813

Cleveland Grays Armory Museum

America’s Oldest Independent Armory and Cleveland’s Downtown Castle. Home to the Cleveland Grays Independent Militia and 170 years of military history. Built in 1893. Where history never repeats.
Contact

1234 Bolivar Rd Cleveland, OH, 44115 | Phone: 216.621.5938

Tour Information Link: http://graysarmory.com/programs-and-tours/

Playhouse Square behind the scenes tour – FREE

Lights, camera, backstage! Get a sneak peek at where the magic happens with a behind-the-scenes tour before an entertaining show at Playhouse Square. With five fully restored historic theaters (built in 1921-1922), Playhouse Square is considered the world’s largest theater restoration project.

1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115

https://www.playhousesquare.org/take-a-tour

International Women’s Air & Space Museum

Discover the achievements of women in aviation and space with this free museum located inside Burke Lakefront Airport. Tours and programs available. Must call to register. Research library onsite.

Exhibit hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Gift shop/Research library hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Burke Lakefront Airport 1501 N. Marginal Rd. #165 Cleveland, OH, 44114 | Phone: 216.623.1111

Exhibit hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Gift shop/Research library hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

https://iwasm.org/wp-blog/

U.S.S. Cod

The U.S.S. Cod is located on Cleveland’s lakefront at 1034 North Marginal Road ((216) 566-8770), a short, one block walk east of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. There is a modest admission charge, but the Cod is free to children under 6, military in uniform, and to the wives and children of active duty submariners

http://usscod.org/

Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse – FREE

The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse on East 88th Street in Cleveland is a City-owned botanical garden and greenhouse that offers specialty plant collections, seasonal floral displays, and theme gardens. This beautiful, sustainable, and environmentally friendly place provides an inviting experience, especially during the holiday season.

https://www.facebook.com/RockefellerGreenhouse/cially during the holiday season.

SPACES – Contemporary Art

SPACES is a presenting contemporary art venue dedicated to artists who explore and experiment. Located on the west side of downtown Cleveland, SPACES currently operates three programs to feature newly created work by our curated artists: R&D (Research & Development), SWAP (SPACES World Artists Program), and The Vault.

2220 Superior Ave Cleveland, OH, 44113 | Phone: 216.621.2314

https://www.spacescle.org/

Dunham Tavern Museum

Just call the Dunham Tavern Museum — which offers glimpses into the lives of early Ohio settlers and explorers — the last building standing. The 1824-built structure is the oldest in Cleveland to remain in its original place.

6709 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44103 | Phone: 216.431.1060

Cowan Pottery Museum

The recently expanded Cowan Pottery Museum is located primarily on the first floor of the Rocky River Public Library. It features over 1,200 pieces of a distinctive form of American art pottery created by R. Guy Cowan and his associates

1600 Hampton Road Rocky River , OH, 44116 | Phone: 440.895.3763

ttps://www.cowanpottery.org/

National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of polka music, the happiest sound around.

605 E. 222nd St Euclid, OH, 44123 | Phone: 216.261.3263

http://www.clevelandstyle.com/

The Ukranian Museum- Archives

The Ukrainian Museum-Archives in Cleveland was founded in 1952 by displaced scholars who took on the mission of collecting and preserving items from Ukrainian history and culture during an era when this type of material was being destroyed in Soviet Ukraine. 1202 Kenilworth Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44113 | Phone: 216.781.4329

Legacy Village

Experience something special at Legacy VillageLegacy Village was designed with you in mind. It’s a great place to meet friends and do some fabulous shopping. Very close to the conference hotel.

Eton

Experience the Boutique Life at Eton Chagrin Boulevard, an award-winning lifestyle property of retailers, specialty shops, and exclusive dining. Woodmere, OH. Very close to the conference hotel.

https://www.etonchagrinblvd.com

Beachwood Place Mall

Luxury boutiques within Saks Fifth Avenue include DiorGucciLouis Vuitton, and Prada. Other notable retailers include ZaraKate Spade New YorkMAC CosmeticsCoach, and Tommy Bahama.

https://www.beachwoodplace.com/en.html

Chagrin Falls

Chagrin Falls, Ohio is a beautiful small town located about 15 minutes from the conference hotel. It is said that the town gets its name from and Indian word for “clear water” and the stunning waterfalls that flow right through the heart of its historic downtown.

This creates a picturesque, even Rockwellian, setting for the whole family to enjoy. Best known for its historic architecture, vibrant restaurant scene, and variety of antique and art shops, Chagrin Falls has something to suit everyone’s taste and style.