Facts About Cleveland, Ohio
|City Name ||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Country||United States (USA)|
|Capital and largest city||NA|
|Area||82.47 sq mi (213.60 km2)|
|Lat Long||41°28′56″N 81°40′11″W|
|Official Language||None De facto: English|
|Calling Code||00 1 216 X (Cleveland)|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC−5) Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)|
|Airport||Cleveland Hopkins International Airport|
|Currency||United State Dollar (USD)|
Mocked as “The Mistake by the Lake,” Cleveland was founded in 1796 by a surveyor named Moses Cleaveland. Nothing is more emblematic of C-town than the smokestacks and steel mills, the inferno incidents of the Cuyahoga River, and most recently, city's prodigal son LeBron James winning NBA championships. It is a city where football rivalries are “Holy War” and barbeque is “cookout.”
Nicknamed 'The Forest City', the city was a manufacturing center in early 20th Century. Today it is known for diverse culture, top-notch healthcare facilities, lip-smacking corned beef, and engaging museums.
Getting In and Around
Cleveland is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie in northeastern Ohio in the United States.
By Air –
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is the busiest airport in Ohio.
By Rail –
Amtrak operates Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited through Cleveland Lakefront Station.
By Road –
Interstate I-71, I-77, and I-90 traverse the Greater Cleveland area. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides public bus and rail transportation.
Best Time to Visit
If you believe the jokes, the city has only two seasons: Winter and Construction. Sometimes it witnesses snowfall on Easter and not on Christmas. It is possible to experience four seasons in a week due to the “lake effect.” Vibrant foliage and cultural events make fall (September through November) an ideal time to visit.
What's in Cleveland
The iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibits pop-culture memorabilia, artifacts, and instruments related to Rock music. From Neoclassical to Art Deco, downtown Cleveland features many styles of architectural excellence. The Key Tower (the tallest building in Ohio), 200 Public Square, and The Arcade are prominent attractions in the city's urban core.
Clevelanders take pride upon having the second largest theater complex in the US, the Playhouse Square. The city is home to the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the finest in the country. The 183-acre Cleveland Metroparks Zoo houses one of the largest collections of primates in North America.
Other tourist attractions in Cleveland include Cleveland Browns Stadium, Great Lakes Science Center, Steamship Mather Museum, and a World War II submarine, USS Cod.
Before parting ways with Cleveland, sample famous Polish Boy sandwiches drenched in barbeque sauce and having a glass of Christmas Ale. For shopping, nothing rivals the West Side Market
on a Saturday.
Last Updated on: July 09, 2016