20 things to do in Cleveland on a rainy day

Don’t worry about that rain outside. Here are 20 indoor activities in the Cleveland area to keep you covered on a rainy day.

1. Cleveland Museum of Art (0:06)
World-class art collection in a stunning building. Revolutionary ArtLens Gallery digitized every work of art and allows you to play games and learn. Free admission.

2. Cleveland Rock Gym (0:40)
Belay and solo climbing, bouldering cave, training equipment. This is a great place to meet people.

3. Forest City Shuffleboard (1:01)
Floor courts and tabletop shuffleboard with a bar and rotating kitchen featuring local food. They have leagues throughout the year.

4. West Side Market (1:21)
Over 100 years old. Dozens of food vendors. Takeout, groceries, bakeries, desserts and more. Quintessential Cleveland experience.

5. Ray’s MTB (1:38)
Incredible indoor mountain bike park. 160,000 square feet. This draws mountain bikers from across the country. Multiple levels.

6. Cleveland Public Library (2:03)
This is a nice surprise if you’ve never been to the downtown Cleveland branch. Two buildings full of things to explore.

7. Class Axe Throwing (2:33)
Axe throwing sessions, good for groups to compete against each other.

8. Cleveland History Center (2:48)
Museum immerses you in Cleveland history. Ride the original Euclid Beach Carousel. See the Crawford Auto & Aviation collection. Two historic mansions connected. Halle costume collection. Large area for children to play.

9. Children’s Museum of Cleveland (3:15)
Wonderful hands-on activities for children of all ages. Multiple levels but not overwhelming. Don’t miss the Wonder Lab or Adventure City!

10. Play CLE (3:44)
Huge indoor adventure space with ropes course, parkour, ninja warrior course and zip line. Bar and restaurant.

11. TopGolf Cleveland (4:06)
Triple-decker, climate controlled driving range with obstacles and targets. It helps to have a group to make it cheaper to rent a bay. Upscale bar and restaurant.

12. BOSS Pro Karting (4:30)
Indoor electric kart racing arena for adults. Junior karts also available for ages 8-13. Great for groups.

13. b.a. Sweetie’s (4:52)
Largest retail candy store in America at the time of this video. Soda fountain shop and ice cream. 36-hole mini golf course outside.

14. Cleveland Museum of Natural History (5:16)
A great museum for exploring dinosaur bones, fossils, a planetarium, an observatory and so much more. There’s even an animal sanctuary outside.

15. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame / Great Lakes Science Center (5:40 / 6:02)
The world famous music collection will soon be connected to the huge science center under one roof. Also includes the NASA Glen Visitors center.

16. Greater Cleveland Aquarium (6:20)
230,000 gallon shark gallery with an underwater seatube for you to walk through. Touch or feed stingrays. Many exotic fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.

17. Rockefeller Park Greenhouse (6:42)
One acre of plants and trees under glass. Very peaceful. Weddings and other events happen here.
See also – The Cleveland Botanical Garden’s cloud forest of Costa Rica and spiny desert of Madagascar.

18. Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (7:04)
Free admission. Wildlife rehabilitation center, planetarium, nature programs,
See also: Cleveland Metroparks nature centers
– Watershed Stewardship Center
– Rocky River Nature Center
– North Chagrin Nature Center
– Canalway Center
– Brecksville Nature Center

19. Tabletop Board Game Cafe (7:30)
Over 1,000 boardgames, theme nights, food and drinks.

20. Stone Mad Pub & Bocce (7:47)
Bocce court in the dining room of a cool Irish pub.

Thanks so much for watching! I hope you enjoy these indoor activities and I’d love to know what other places you love in the city. – John

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