CLEVELAND — We asked, and you answered. When we released our list of Hidden Gems in Cleveland, we left it incomplete so our viewers could contribute. They leaped at the chance. We received over 100 submissions. Our staff poured through them all and selected the final 10 to complete the 100.
1. Goodtime III
825 East 9th Street, Cleveland
Cleveland’s largest sightseeing ship received -- by far -- the most submissions from readers. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out.
2. Gravity Hill
King Memorial Road, north of Little Mountain Road, Kirtland Hills
It looks like it goes uphill, but cars roll downhill. Wha? Here's a look from 2014 when Leon Bibb covered it for News 5.
3. Viaduct Park
This small Bedford park offers plenty to see: the river, waterfalls, ruins, a short trail, wildflowers and trains.
4. Amherst Veteran’s Mural
248 Park Avenue, Amherst
This is awesome. And what you see below is just part of it.
5. Towpath Mounds
Towpath Trail in Tremont
The Towpath Trail is a gem in its own right, but viewers were adamant about including this gem inside a gem -- offering sweeping views of the city, which Plain Dealer reporter Steven Litt poetically described as being, “about the magic of place, not getting from one place to another.”
6. NELA Holiday Lights Display
1901 Noble Road, East Cleveland
It’s not Christmas in Cleveland without it.
7. Brandywine Falls
8176 Brandywine Rd, Northfield
A boardwalk leads visitors to an up-close view of a majestic 65-foot waterfall located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
It’s a sight to see all year round, offering different views depending on the season.
8. Azure rooftop bar at The 9
2017 E. 9th Street The 9 - Level 12, Cleveland
A place to admire the city’s skyline, day or night.
9. Lakefront Nature Preserve
8701 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland
You’ve driven by it on 90, but have you ever stopped and looked around? This preserve is a birdwatcher’s dream.
10. Baseball Heritage Museum
6601 Lexington Avenue, Cleveland
With a baseball field on the premises where League Park once stood, the Baseball Heritage Museum (free admission) is another must-see for sports fans who live in Cleveland or are visiting town.
More on the museum: League Park recreated in digital rendering of old stadium
SEE THE FULL LIST: Check out the 100 Hidden Gems of Cleveland
Honorable mention submissions from viewers:
- Western Reserve Fire Museum
- Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Building
- Mall C lawn
- Getting pizza at Galluci’s and eating out front
- Erie Street Cemetery
- Annual Buzzard Roost
- GE Chandelier at Playhouse Square
- Miller Nature Preserve in Avon
- Crystal Cave in Put-in-Bay
- Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron
- Gildersleeve Mountain
- End of Commons store in Mesopotamia
- The Kalberer Emergent Tower at Holden
- Merry-Go-Round Museum
- The James A. Garfield Memorial
- Luna Bakery and Cafe
- Michael Angelo’s Winery
- Eddy’s Fruit Farm
- The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist
- Mitchell's Ice Cream
- CLE Tiki Barge
- Hart Crane Park
- ASM International headquarters
- Apple Jax Toys
- Cleveland Grays Armory Museum
- Midwest Railway Preservation Society
- Materials Park
- The storefronts in Asiatown
- Home of Superman (private residence, not open to visitors)
- Cigarette pole
- Cleveland Firefighters Memorial
- Lorenzo Carter Cabin
- Saint Michael Archangel Roman Catholic Church
- Grand Pacific Junction
- The Politician: A Toy
- Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Graffiti Heart
- Hillson Nut Company
- Harbor Inn
- Cleveland Water Taxi
- Ohio Titanic Memorial
- Richfield Heritage Preserve
- Seville Giants
- Finnish Heritage Museum
- Lorain Avenue Antiques District
- Morgan Conservatory
- Central Kitchen
- Crooked River Skatepark
- Rodin’s The Thinker
- Hope Memorial Bridge
- Tommy’s Restaurant
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