Cleveland Journals

College in Cleveland

A May 2003 trip to Cleveland by Reiflame

Quote: Recounting my four years spent at Case Western Reserve University in University Circle, Cleveland.

College in Cleveland

Overview

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I spent 4 years living in Cleveland from 1999-2003 as a student at Case Western Reserve University. It's a small urban campus in University Circle, home of the Cleveland Orchestra and many museums.Cleveland sometimes gets a bad rap because of its weather and crime, but if you stay to the right areas and go at the right times, it can actually be a pretty fun place. Home of the world-class Cleveland Orchestra, University Circle also hosts the Art Museum, Natural History Museum, Botanical Gardens, and the university's own Frank Gehry-designed building. If you venture out into the center of the city, you'll find great architecture, vibrant and reasonably priced restaurants, and lots of wat...Read More
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For a small museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the best of its size in the country. Their collections are extremely varied and they run great exhibits on a regular basis. The museum building itself is beautiful, situation on Wade Lagoon.

My favorite is their collection of Greco-Roman antiquities and their impressionist collection. They have a few pieces or Greek pottery that would be perfectly at home in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. No small feat for a somewhat minor museum!

Admission is free, but a donation is always appreciated. The museum is in close proximity to Severance Hall and the Botanical Gardens.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2007

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 421-7340

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Unfortunately, the botanical gardens were closed for renovation during most of the time I lived in Cleveland. I didn't actually get to go until a few years later when I returned for a wedding. It was worth the wait, though, because the new and improved gardens are a beautiful oasis in the middle of hectic East Cleveland.The gardens are divided into different themes, such as the Japanese garden and woodland garden. Each flow seamlessly into each other, but each maintains their individuality. Some of the neatest are the gardens that are designed to look like rooms in a house and the indoor rainforest in their greenhouse. The admission is $7.50, and worth every cent. The gardens ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2007

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-1600