10 Family-Friendly Indoor Destinations in Cleveland for a Memorable Winter WeekendMichelle McQuade | February 26, 2020
Don’t let the frosty weather ruin your precious bonding time with the family. These 10 outstanding local attractions will make sure you and your loved ones can have a wonderful time, even indoors:
- b.a. Sweetie Candy Company
6770 Brookpark Road
Treat that sweet tooth to a day at America’s largest candy store! b.a. Sweetie’s is a beloved Cleveland gem for nearly 70 years, offering factory-fresh stocks of popular candies, as well as hard-to-find treats.
- BOSS Pro-Karting
18301 Brookpark Road
Beat the winter chills by heating up the race track. Featuring junior karts for kids 8 to 13 years old, this state-of-the-art karting facility is sure to give the whole family an adrenaline rush to remember.
- Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Step inside the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s 17,000-square-foot Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse and be transported to a Madagascar desert and Costa Rican rainforest. This stunning attraction simply radiates with vibrant life.
- The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Avenue
Fun and discovery go hand-in-hand in this exceptional recreational learning facility. And that goes for both the kids and their parents. Exhibits include a science lab, dollhouse collection, and an arts and crafts studio.
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
There’s no greater thrill than standing under a complete skeleton of a towering dinosaur. Experience this and more here in this museum. In addition to prehistoric fossils, you can also view live animals, and spend hours at the hands-on Smead Discovery Center.
- Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
This interactive learning center encourages every visitor to “stay curious.” And with all the wonderful exhibits, learning camps, and special events that the Science Center offers, you will gladly do so.
- Greater Cleveland Aquarium
2000 Sycamore Street
Marvel at the majestic creatures of the deep – without getting any of your toes wet in this frosty season. Featuring eight galleries with more than 50 exhibits, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is guaranteed to astonish.
- Play: CLE Indoor Adventure Park
38525 Chester Road
If you want to beat the winter chills with a healthy sweat, this is the place to go. This playground is best for families with kids 7 years and older, with thrilling facilities that include parkour courses, rock-climbing walls, and obstacle courses.
- The RainForest at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way
This particular section of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is an incredible simulation of rainforest habitats from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. This two-story structure is home to more than 10,000 plant species and 600 animals, including Bornean orangutans, two-toed sloths, and various free-flying birds.
- Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park
9801 Walford Avenue
Here’s another great place to trade in your frosty shivers for a good adrenaline rush. With trails and ramps designed for riders of all experience levels, every member of the family can enjoy their fair share of thrill rides here.
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