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Western Reserve Historical Society

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Address: 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1703
Phone Number: +1 216-721-5722
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History Illuminates the Mind!

Thank goodness Cleveland is preserving its glory. Wonderful archives. Interesting, fun, happy place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thank goodness Cleveland is preserving its glory. Wonderful archives. Interesting, fun, happy place.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for the entire family. It has thing for everyone to do and is surround by some many other attraction.

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Western Reserve Historical Society runs the Cleveland History Center. The museum is set up in former residences that were owned by industrial Cleveland's elite. The center has several sections: auto/aviation (Crawford auto/aviation museum), garments section, kidzibits, the historical home with interior made up in several eras, and rotating exhibit space with local history as the focus. The current exhibits... More 

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Lafayette, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This little gem of a museum should be on your stop in Cleveland. The Bob Hope exhibit is wonderful as is the entire museum. The carousel is beautiful take the time and go!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

So much to see at the museum. See how a 20th century mansion household ran and what life looked like for the elite as well as those who worked for them. Great displays that change but that shed light on American Culture.

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We walked by and couldn't resist the merry go round in the window. Admission includes 2 rides so make sure to take a spin. They also will give a discount for members of the triple A. Lots to see and do and my favorite was the old airplanes, political clothing exhibit, and of course the ride on a restored carousel.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Western Reserve Historical Society sits at the edge near larger and more visited museums such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum. It's actually a collection of three buildings, a beautiful old mansion, a complementary structure built in the 1950s and a mid-century building housing the auto and airplane collection. There is currently a fair... More 

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Northeast Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Very interest history of Cleveland. Spacious viewing rooms. New Euclid Beach Park exhibit was fun. Custard and Carosel ride. Nice visit for winter activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were looking for something to do after we saw Ralphie's house and decided to go here. What a treat! Two floors of Autos and planes to see from the 1800's and on up. So many cars, so little time. They also have a vintage carousel that you can ride for a dollar. I could have easily spent the day... More 

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copley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Has a wonderful collection of very old cars and newer cars beautifully restored. Also a fine collection WW2 era planes. And a very fun carousel beautifully restored which lots of people can ride at the same time.

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