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Ohio Theater in Columbus
The Ohio Theater in the city of Columbus is a historic cinema from 1928. The Ohio Theater is located just south of the Ohio Statehouse. The Ohio Theater has been on the National Historic Landmarks list since 1977 and is now known as the "Official Theater of the State of Ohio" because it now serves as a theater. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the BalletMet and the Opera Columbus perform here. The interior of the theater is breathtaking and doesn't really need a play to enchant the visitors.

Contact 39 East State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Music Hall in Cincinnati
The Music Hall in the city of Cincinnati is probably the most important concert hall in the city. The Music Hall was built from 1875 to 1878 on a former cemetery. Due to this fact, rumors persist to this day that the building is cursed. The building was built in the Venetian Gothic style and has 3 venues. The largest hall is the Springer Auditorium with 3,516 seats, making it the third largest concert hall in the United States. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Opera play here. Also worth mentioning is the Music Hall Ballroom, which is used not only for musical performances but also for exhibitions and events of all kinds. The Music Hall has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1975.

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Contact 1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 4520

Playhouse Square Center in Cleveland
The Playhouse Square Center in Cleveland is the second largest cultural center in the United States after the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The Playhouse Square Center was built from 1920 to 1921. Over time, the Playhouse Square Center experienced a decline, but in the early 1970s, the Playhouse Square Center experienced a renewed boom. The Playhouse Square Center has been on the list of Historic Places since 1978. The Playhouse Square Center is the venue for the Cleveland Opera. The Playhouse Square Center comprises the following theaters:

Museums and exhibitions in Ohio

  • Allen Theater
  • Hanna Theater
  • Ohio Theater
  • State Theater
  • Palace Theater
  • 14th Street Theater
  • Kennedy's Theater
  • Second Stage Theater
Contact 1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
www.playhousesquare.org

Severance Hall in Cleveland
The Severance Hall in the city of Cleveland is a very important concert hall in the district called the University Circle. The construction of the Severance Hall lasted from 1929 to 1931. Since the opening of the Severance Hall in 1931, it has been the venue for the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the "Big Five", the five best symphony orchestras in the USA. The architectural style of the Severance Hall is a mixture of classic architectural elements and the Art Deco style. Severance Hall, part of the Wade Park, has been on the list of Historic Places since 1982.

Contact 11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
www.clevelandorchestra.com

Southern Theater in Columbus
The Southern Theater in the city of Columbus is a historic theater in the city center. It opened in 1896, making it one of the oldest surviving museums in Ohio. The Southern Theater was built after several Fire 5 theaters in downtown Columbus were destroyed between 1889 and 1893. The neoclassical Southern Theater has been on the list of Historic Places since 1982.

Contact 21 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
www.capa.com/venues/southern-theatre

Valentine Theater in Toledo
The Valentine Theater in the city of Toledo is a historical theater from 1897. The theater was renovated from 1978 to 1999 for $ 28 million and now has 901 visitors. The museum is the venue for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Ballet, the Toledo Jazz Society and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra.

Contact 410 Adams St
Toledo, Ohio 43604
www.valentinetheatre.com

Blossom Music Center at Akron
The Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, a suburb of Akron, is an amphitheater and the summer venue for the Cleveland Orchestra. The Blossom Music Center offers 5,700 seats and space for another 13,500 people on the surrounding lawns. The Blossom Music Center is located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is where the Blossom Festival takes place annually.

Contact 145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
www.theblossommusiccenter.com

EJ Thomas Hall in Akron
The EJ Thomas Hall in the city of Akron is a concert hall of the University of Akron and is located on its campus. The EJ Thomas Hall, opened in 1973, covers an area of ​​approximately 11,600 m▓ and can accommodate up to 2,955 visitors.

Contact 198 Hill Street
Akron, Ohio 44325

Museums and exhibitions

Columbus Museum of Art
The Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum founded in 1878 in the city of Columbus. It is the oldest art museum in Ohio. Nowadays the museum is located in a building from 1931 that has been on the list of Historic Places since 1992. The museum specializes in American and European art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But it also shows contemporary art and photographs. The highlights of the exhibition include works by Boucher, CÚzanne, Degas, Ingres, Matisse and Monet. The collection of Cubist paintings by Picasso and Juan Gris is also highly recommended.

Contact 480 E Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the city of Cleveland and is an art museum founded in 1913. The Cleveland Museum of Art is located at the southern end of Wade Park. However, the building was only opened in 1916, and was built from 1913 to 1916 in the style of Beaux Arts architecture from white marble. In front of the building is a replica of Auguste Rodin's thinker. In Wade Park there is also an exhibition known as "Wade Park Fine Arts Garden", which includes statues and monuments. The museum's collection includes over 43,000 exhibits from all over the world.
The museum focuses on exhibits from the pre-Columbian period, art from the Middle Ages and Asian and Egyptian art. The museum also contains pieces from the Welfenschatz.
The most important artists represented in the museum are certainly Botticelli, Caravaggio, Rubens, Goya, DalÝ, Matisse, Renoir, Gauguin, Monet, van Gogh and Picasso. Recently, the museum has also sought art from the late 20th century and now has works by Warhol, Pollock, Christo, Kiefer, and Swiss Chard, among others. Incidentally, entry is free!

Contact 11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum in the city of Cincinnati was opened in 1881, making it one of the oldest art museums in the United States. The museum's collection includes more than 60,000 exhibits, making it one of the largest in the entire Midwest. The last major expansion of the museum took place in 2003. Highlights of the collection include paintings by European masters such as Botticelli, Hals, Rubens, Renoir, Monet and Picasso.

Contact 953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Akron Art Museum
The Akron Art Museum, which opened in 1922, is located in the city of Akron and focuses on "modern" art after 1850. On an exhibition area of ​​approx. 1,900 m▓, the museum offers, for example, exhibitions of works by American Impressionists or works of photo realism and pop art.

Contact 1 South High St reet
Akron, Ohio 44308

Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati
The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in the city of Cincinnati is an art museum, which, however, does not have its own collection and therefore offers changing exhibitions. The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts has been housed in a new building by the Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid since 2003. This building alone is worth a visit. It is considered one of the most important structures within the United States since the end of the Cold War.

Contact 44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in the city of Cincinnati is a museum dedicated to the history of the so-called Underground Railroad. It is a historical network that was supposed to help "fleeing slaves" from the southern states to get to the north. The network consisted of secret routes, safe houses for accommodation and numerous helpers. It is estimated that around 100,000 former slaves fled via the Underground Railroad. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was opened in 2004 and goes beyond the mere representation of the Underground Railroad. If you want to deal with less glorious American history, you should definitely visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Contact 50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History in the city of Cleveland in the University Circle district is a natural history museum that was founded in 1920. The museum's collection includes more than 4 million samples from the fields of archeology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The highlights of the exhibition include the huge collection of monkey and primate bones as well as the numerous dinosaur finds. The Fannye Shafran Planetarium has also been part of the museum since 2002, allowing visitors to explore space.

Contact 1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 4410

Dayton Art Institute
The Dayton Art Institute is an art museum in the city of Dayton that was opened in 1930. A forerunner of the museum, the Dayton Museum of Fine Arts, had existed since 1919, but in 1930 the museum moved to a newly built Italian Renaissance style building. This was designed by Edward B. Green and was modeled on the Villa Farnese in Caprarola near Rome (Italy). The museum's collection, which contains more than 20,000 objects, is particularly known for its exhibits on the Italian Renaissance.

Contact 456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio 454

COSI Columbus
The COSI Columbus in the city of Columbus is a science museum, which was opened in 1964. COSI stands for Center of Science and Industry. In addition to interactive exhibitions, the museum also offers experiments and live shows. This is to ensure that science is presented in an understandable and exciting way. The museum has an exhibition area of ​​approx. 28,000 m▓. The museum's exhibitions are devoted to topics such as anatomy, biology, history, seas and oceans, physics and technology, but they also deal with space. The museum also has a cinema, the Extreme Screen Theater, which shows films and documentaries. At the same time, the Extreme Screen Theater is a planetarium.

Contact 333 W. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus
The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus is part of Ohio State University and one of the best art centers in Ohio. The Wexner Center for the Arts was opened in 1989 and replaced the University Gallery of Fine Art. The Wexner Center for the Arts is more than just a gallery, because here young artists can live in "laboratories". In addition to the numerous exhibitions that focus on contemporary art, there are also performances.

Toledo Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art in the city of Toledo, more precisely in the Old West End district, is an art museum from 1901. The Toledo Museum of Art. Since 1912 the museum has been in a historic building in architectural style of the Greek Revival. The Toledo Museum of Art has an international reputation and shows its visitors masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, El Greco and others. In the eastern wing of the museum building there is also a concert hall that is regularly used by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. By the way: admission is free.

Contact 2445 Monroe St
Toledo, Ohio 43620

Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland
The Great Lakes Science Center in the city of Cleveland in the University Circle district is a fairly new technology museum from 1996. The museum specializes in the presentation and explanation of technology and natural sciences and places them in close cooperation with Environment. The museum chooses a regional connection with the Great Lakes region for many exhibits.

Contact 601 Erieside Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in the city of Cleveland in the University Circle district is a museum for modern art from 1968. Since 2012 the museum has been located in a building by the architect Farshid Moussavi. The highlights of the collection include works by Andy Warhol, Christo and Claes Oldenburg.

Contact 11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Monuments and memorials

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-in-Bay
The Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, in the village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, commemorates the "Battle of Lake Erie" in 1813 during the British-American War. The monument is named after Oliver Hazard Perry, the victorious commander of the US fleet on Lake Erie. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial also serves to commemorate the subsequent and ongoing peace between Britain, Canada and the United States. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is basically a Doric column that was built from 1912 to 1915. Perry ' s Victory and International Peace Memorial is 107 m high, making it the tallest Doric column in the world and the fourth tallest memorial in the United States. Together with the surrounding lawns, the memorial covers an area of ​​over 100,000 m▓. In 1972 the memorial was raised to the status of a National Memorial and is now managed by the National Park Service. The monument is visited by over 200,000 people annually.

Contact 93 Delaware Avenue
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456

James A. Garfield Memorial in Cleveland
The James A. Garfield Memorial in the city of Cleveland is the mausoleum of James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. Garfield, who was shot by Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881 in Washington DC and died as a result of the attack. The monument is located in Lake View Cemetery and its construction is very reminiscent of the dome of a basilica.
The monument, whose exterior is made of sandstone and the interior of marble, was built between 1885 and 1890 in a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque styles. The monument has a diameter of 15 m and a height of approx. 55 m. The James A. Garfield Memorial has been on the list of Historic Places since 1973.

Contact 12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton
The First Ladies National Historic Site in the city of Canton was established in 2000 and commemorates all First Ladies (wives of the US presidents) in the United States. The memorial comprises two historical buildings from 1895 and 1841, which serve as museums and are intended to shed more light on the lives of the first ladies.

Contact 205 Market Ave S
Canton, Ohio 44702

David Berger National Memorial in Beachwood
The David Berger National Memorial commemorates the weightlifter David Berger, who took part in the Summer Olympics in Munich for Israel in 1972 and was killed during the hostage-taking, as well as the memory of the 10 other victims of the hostage-taking. The monument is basically a steel sculpture that shows broken Olympic rings. There are a total of 11 broken rings that symbolize the 11 athletes killed. The National Monument was inaugurated in 1980.

Contact 26001 South Woodland Road
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

William Howard Taft National Historic Site in Cincinnati
The William Howard Taft National Historic Site in the city of Cincinnati was established in 1969 to commemorate the 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft, and to preserve his former home. The house, built in 1835 in the style of the Greek Revival, is now furnished in the original style and thus conveys a lot about that time. The building has even been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1964.

Contact 2038 Auburn Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
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