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Places to see and things to do in northeast Ohio

While visiting us at our regular chapter meetings, at our annual regional or when we host National meetings, please take advantage of the wealth of things to do and see throughout northeast Ohio.

Useful website for the area

Lake County Visitors Bureau
www.lakevisit.com/attractions.html
Endless attractions near the North Coast Regional in Lake County
 

City of Mentor Ohio Visitors Bureau
www.cityofmentor.com/visit/attractions
Visit the shopping Mecca home to over 120 restaurants

Willoughby Welcome Center
www.willoughbyareawelcomecenter.com
Visit the charming Western Reserve city of Willoughby with its restaurants, antique shops, micro brewery and bed and breakfasts.
 

Cuyahoga County Visitors Bureau
www.cuyahogacounty.us/home/things.asp#museums
Numerous attractions in adjacent Cuyahoga County

 

 

Sites within approximately 15 minutes of the North Coast Regional

Family History Center (approximately 0.6 miles / 2 minutes)
440-256-8808
Geneology library of L.D.S.
more info and map

 

Kirtland Temple and Visitors Center (approximately 1.3 miles / 4 minutes)
www.kirtlandtemple.org
Constructed in the 1830s, this National Historic Landmark was the first Temple built by Joseph Smith.
more info and map

 

Historic Kirtland Village (approximately 2 miles / 5 minutes)
www.visithistorickirtland.org
A restored 1830's community.
more info and map

 

James A. Garfield National Historic Site (approximately 2.4 miles / 7 minutes)
www.nps.gov/jaga/index.htm
The restored 1880 period home of President James A. Garfield.
more info and map

 

Penitentiary Glen Reservation (approximately 3 miles / 7 minutes)
www.lakemetroparks.com/select-park/penitentiaryglen.shtml#information
Beautiful park with great hiking trails and site of an animal rehab center.
more info and map

 

The Great Lakes Mall (approximately 3 miles / 7 minutes)
www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=149
The center of a large shopping complex
more info and map

 

Herb Society of America  (approximately 4 miles / 9 minutes)
www.herbsociety.org
The Herb Society resides in the oldest stone house in Lake County.  A 3,000 volume library is featured.
more info and map

 

Holden Arboretum (approximately 5 miles / 10 minutes)
www.holdenarb.org
3,500 acres of display gardens, horticultural collections and nature trails.
more info and map

 

Indian Museum of Lake County (approximately 5 miles / 10 minutes)
www.indianmuseumoflakecounty.org
Visitors can see prehistoric artifacts from the area dating from 1650 AD to 10,000 BCE.
more info and map

 

The Willoughby Area Welcome Center (approximately 5 miles / 10 minutes)
www.willoughbyareawelcomecenter.com
Visit the charming Western Reserve city of Willoughby with its restaurants, antique shops, micro brewery and bed and breakfasts.
more info and map


Lake County Historical Society
www.lakehistory.org

 

Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
www.lighthousefriends/light.asp?ID=285

 

Finnish Heritage Museum of Fairport Harbor
www.finnishheritagemuseum.org

 

Lake Metroparks - Lake Farm Park (approximately 6 miles / 14 minutes)
www.lakemetroparks.com
Devoted to agriculture, farming and country life
more info and map

 

Lake County Captains Baseball (approximately 6.8 miles / 11 minutes)
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t437
The Cleveland Indians single A minor league team.  They will host South Bend on May 21 and 22.
more info and map

 

Sites within approximately 30 minutes of the North Coast Regional

Cleveland Botanical Gardens (approximately 21 miles / 26 minutes)
www.cbgarden.org
Ten acres of award winning gardens and state-of-the-art conservatory.
more info and map

 

Cleveland Museum of Art (approximately 21 miles / 27 minutes)
www.clemusart.com
The Cleveland Museum of Art is world renowned for its extraordinary collection of fine art.
more info and map

 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Shafran Planetarium (approximately 21 miles / 27 minutes)
www.cmnh.org
Fine collection of northeast Ohio natural history and pre-history; fine dinosaur collection, Shafran planetarium, home to discoverers of "Lucy" and "Ardi" and home to Balto
more info and map

 

Western Reserve Historical Society (approximately 21 miles / 27 minutes)
https://wrhs.org/
Its museums and artifacts inspire people to explore the history and culture of northeast Ohio known as the Western Reserve.
more info and map

 

The Cleveland Orchestra (approximately 22 miles / 30 minutes)
www.clevelandorchestra.com
Severance Center, home to the world famous Cleveland Orchestra;  Annual salute to the Armed Forces by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra scheduled for May 21.
more info and map

 

Great Lakes Science Center (approximately 22 miles / 26 minutes)
www.glsc.org
Hands-on science center featuring traveling exhibits, Omnimax theatre, Mather steamship museum and home of the NASA Glenn Visitors Center
Adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
more info and map

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (approximately 22 miles / 26 minutes)
www.rockhall.com
A must see for rock fans and rock music scholars.
Adjacent to the Great Lakes Science Center
more info and map

 

Cleveland Indians Baseball (approximately 23 miles / 30 minutes)
http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=cle&mlbkw=ma-s-I2lGak2a
Hosting Kansas City on May 19 and 20; and Cincinnati on May 21, 22 and 23
more info and map

 

Michael Symon's Restaurants - Lola and Lolita (approximately 23 miles / 27 minutes)
www.lolabistro.com
Michael Symon appeared as a challenger on "Iron Chef America" in 2005
more info and map to   Lola    and  Lolita

 

Cleveland Metropark Zoo (approximately 27 miles / 33 minutes)
www.clemetzoo.com
The Cleveland Zoo - a sprawling complex of native animal habitats including a fine rainforest complex.
more info and map

 

 

Sites within approximately 1 - 2 hours of the North Coast Regional

Pro Football Hall of Fame In Canton Ohio (approximately 65 miles / 70 minutes)
www.profootballhof.com
The Mecca for all football enthusiasts and fans
more info and map

 

Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky Ohio (approximately 86 miles / 90 minutes)
www.cedarpoint.com
Undoubtedly THE Roller coaster capital of the world.
more info and map

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