The Lakeview Cemetery

Lakeview Cemetery

Founded in 1869, the Lakeview Cemetery is a non-profit, rural-garden burial ground bordering University Circle in East Cleveland. More than 106,000 people are buried and cremated in the 285-acre lot. Burial plots range from the notable, 20th U.S. president James Garfield and philanthropist/financier John D. Rockefeller (both Cleveland natives) to many chief local public officials […]

Why Not Cleveland?

Gateway District- Downtown Cleveland, Photo by: Trishna Patel

“Are they over Lebron yet?” or “Isn’t that where the Cuyahoga River caught fire?” Those are the questions people asked when I told them I was taking a trip to Cleveland. Known more so for its controversy than as a tourist destination, I admit that before my trip I may have said something similar. Turns out the […]

The Museum of Divine Statues

The Museum Of Divine Statues

Two years ago when the economy took a dip the Cleveland Catholic Diocese closed dozens of churches in the city. Lou McClung, who loved statues as a kid, was so moved, he bought many of the unwanted statues and stored them in St. Hedwig’s, a small Catholic Church he acquired in an off-beat area of Lakewood, Ohio. It was […]

The Flats District: Greater Cleveland Aquarium


The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, which sits along the Cuyahoga River, opened its doors in January 2012. The 70,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility has 36 exhibition tanks, filled with millions of gallons of water, and is home t0 more than 5,000 fish. The aquarium is designated into 10 exhibition areas including The Tropical Reef, Exotic Freshwater, and the Florida Keys, […]

Quirky Cleveland: A Christmas House

A Christmas House

Tucked away in the old, quaint suburb of Tremont in West Cleveland, is the original house from the 1983 cult classic, “A Christmas Story.” Yes, that’s right, Ralphie Parker’s house wasn’t actually located in Hohman, Indiana as it’s portrayed in the film. (I realize for some this may be life changing information.) In 2004 a […]

Quirky Cleveland: The Duct Tape Festival

Duct Tape Fesitval

If you’ve never realized how versatile duct tape is, I’m here to tell you… think again. Every Father’s Day Weekend, the suburb of Avon, Ohio hosts The Duct Tape Parade and Festival, a three-day event that celebrates duct tape and its many wacky uses. Parade floats, sculptures, fashion, and art exhibits are crafted almost entirely […]

Quirky Cleveland: The Dittrick Museum of Medical History

Contraception Through The Ages Exhibit, Photo by: Trishna Patel

The Dittrick Museum of Medical History, part of Case Western University, looks like your typical college library; an older building with study rooms, bookshelves, and regal furnishings. The museum, known for its unorthodox collections on the progress of medical history, is one-of-a-kind. Upon first glance the amputating set from 1861 and pictures of medical students posing […]

Cleveland’s Cuisine: The West Side Market

In 2008, The Westside Market was named one of the "10 Great Public Places in America" by The American Planning Association. Photo by: Trishna Patel

Known as one of Cleveland’s National Historic Landmarks with origins dating back as early as the late 1800s, The West Side Market tells a beautiful story of how the city’s first generation of immigrants, mostly of Eastern European descent, traded their native foods and spices. It was officially dedicated in 1912 and has grown into the largest […]