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Western Reserve Historical Society

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Address: 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1703
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+1 216-721-5722

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Nice place to spend several hours

We visited the Western Reserve Historical Museum on a cold Saturday in January. Traffic was light and we could freely move around the various displays and collections. Even as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Christena Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Western Reserve Historical Museum on a cold Saturday in January. Traffic was light and we could freely move around the various displays and collections. Even as adults we enjoyed the carousel ride which brought back memories of previous rides when I was a child. This is a great way to get the vibe on Cleveland's past industrial... More 

Thank Christena Y
Belleville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun day out. My son (9) and daughter (12) both found things to be interested in and enjoyed the carousel more than I thought they would! There variety of things: cars, clothing, the mansion, train, kids area... it was a nice mix to keep them interested. We were a bit old for the kids area, but looked... More 

Thank kja54
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

Thank suesnews1210
Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Thank maryoneal3
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 

Thank Christopher F
Lafayette, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank FChia24
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank mlk62289
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.

Thank rkashmere
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 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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.

Thank riverdale11

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