Walk This Way: Exploring Cleveland’s Architecture, History, and Points of Interest

By Jill Tatem, Host Committee member

Downtown Cleveland (photo courtesy of Laszlo Ilyes via Flickr creative commons license)
Downtown Cleveland (photo courtesy of Laszlo Ilyes via Flickr creative commons license)

Heritage Tourism: Take a Hike Tours

Five free walking tours guided by actors portraying Cleveland’s historic figures. Each lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Reservations, especially for groups, should be made by calling 216-771-1994. Each area’s tour is offered on specific days and times: Playhouse Square (Tuesday at 6 pm); Gateway District (Wednesday at 6 pm); Civic Center (Thursday at 6 pm); Warehouse District (Saturday at 10 am); Canal Basin Park in the Flats (Sunday at 10 am). Free.

 

Arcade (photo courtesy of MK Feeney via Flickr creative commons license)
Arcade (photo courtesy of MK Feeney via Flickr creative commons license)

City Prowl

If you prefer the Do-It-Yourself approach, City Prowl offers downloadable audio walking tours for Prospect/E.4th St; The Arcades; Warehouse District; Bank Lobbies; Public Square (now under construction, however). Free.

 

 

Lolly the Trolley

Lolly the Trolley in the Flats (photo courtesy of Ron Dauphin via Flickr creative commons license)
Lolly the Trolley in the Flats (photo courtesy of Ron Dauphin via Flickr creative commons license)

If you prefer your tours sitting down, consider Lolly the Trolley. One- and two-hour City Sightseeing tours include the Flats, Downtown, Warehouse District, Ohio City, West Side Market, Playhouse Square, University Circle, the Cultural Gardens and Rockefeller Greenhouse. Make reservations by calling 1-800-848-0173. Charge.

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