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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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There is so much to do here. We looked around the mansion (could have had a tour, but decided to skip it). There was a huge kids area with lots of fun historical activities. There... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy M
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is so much to do here. We looked around the mansion (could have had a tour, but decided to skip it). There was a huge kids area with lots of fun historical activities. There was also a special exhibit on Bob Hope at the time we visited. We also went in the Crawford Auto portion of the museum with... More 

Thank Amy M
Conway, AR, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tours of the mansion are highly recommended and featured displays very well done. On the left side is one of the finest automotive and aircraft displays available. Be sure to ride the restored carousel which is both beautiful and nostalgic.

Thank Ernest H
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Anyone who has lived in northwestern Ohio will love this museum, full of regional history. Brought back many memories of my childhood. Great collection of antique cars. Cool neighborhood.

Thank Thomas V
Marion, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visiting the collection of museums and exhibits was a very nice way to spend a few hours. The antique automobiles were quite interesting, and I liked the focus on local manufacturers. I had no idea there were so many early auto companies in the Cleveland area. We also took a guided tour of the mansion, which was informative, and the... More 

Thank Brian B
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The Western Reserve Historical Society does a great job with touching on a very wide selection of local history. Visitors walk away knowing more than when they walked in. Yet it would be nice if the Museum selected some topics to give more expansive exhibits on. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and helpful. The Museum can easily be visited over... More 

Thank Andrew B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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16 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 71 helpful votes
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

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