The best museums in Cleveland in May 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Cleveland, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Cleveland:

  1. Ss William G. Mather1

    Ss William G. Mather

    Cleveland, OH
    The steamship William G. Mather (Official Number 224850) is a retired Great Lakes bulk freighter now restored as a museum ship in Cleveland, Ohio , one of five in the Great Lakes region. She transported cargo such as ore, coal, stone, and grain to ports throughout the Great Lakes, and was nicknamed
  2. Uss Cod Submarine Memorial2

    Uss Cod Submarine Memorial

    Cleveland, OH
    USS Cod (SS/AGSS/IXSS-224) is a Gato -class submarine , the only vessel of the United States Navy to be named for the cod , an important and very popular food fish of the North Atlantic and North Pacific . Her keel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut on 21 July 1942. T
  3. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo3

    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    Cleveland, OH
    The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo aka Cleveland Zoological Park is a 183-acre (74 ha) zoo in Cleveland, Ohio . The Zoo is divided into several areas: Australian Adventure; African Savanna; Northern Wilderness Trek, The Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building, Waterfowl Lake, The RainForest, and the newly added
  4. Cleveland Museum of Natural History4

    Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    Cleveland, OH
    The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum located approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio in University Circle , a 550-acre (220 ha) concentration of educational, cultural and medical institutions. The museum was established in 1920 by Cyrus S. Eat
  5. A Christmas Story House Museum5

    A Christmas Story House Museum

    Cleveland, OH
    A Christmas Story House is an attraction and museum in Cleveland , Ohio 's Tremont neighborhood. The 19th-century Victorian , which was used in the exterior and some interior scenes of Ralphie Parker's house in the 1983 film A Christmas Story , was purchased by a private developer in 2004 and has be
  6. Cleveland Museum of Art6

    Cleveland Museum of Art

    Cleveland, OH
    The Cleveland Museum of Art ( CMA ) is an art museum in Cleveland , Ohio , located in the Wade Park District , in the University Circle neighborhood on the city's east side. Internationally renowned for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art, the museum houses a diverse permanent collect
  7. Main Branch Cleveland Public Library7

    Main Branch Cleveland Public Library

    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland Public Library , located in Cleveland, Ohio, operates the Main Library on Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland , 27 branches throughout the city, a mobile library, a Public Administration Library in City Hall , and the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled. The library replac
  8. Greater Cleveland Aquarium8

    Greater Cleveland Aquarium

    Cleveland, OH
    The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is an aquarium in Cleveland , Ohio , USA. Occupying the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse building located on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River in the city's Flats district, the aquarium, which opened in January 2012, consists of approximately 70,000 square feet (6,500
  9. Great Lakes Science Center9

    Great Lakes Science Center

    Cleveland, OH
    The Great Lakes Science Center is a museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland , Ohio , United States. Many of the exhibits document the features of the natural environment in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The facility includes signature (permanent) and traveling exhibits,
  10. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland10

    Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

    Cleveland, OH
    The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (abbreviated to moCa ) is a contemporary art museum located in the City of Cleveland , Ohio , United States. The moCa is the only contemporary art venue of its kind in Metropolitan Cleveland . The organisation was founded by Marjorie Talalay, Agnes Gund, and

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