By Jill Tatem, Host Committee member
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.
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.
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.