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10 Family-Friendly Indoor Destinations in Cleveland for a Memorable Winter Weekend

Michelle 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:

The father explaining the model of the city to his son, at the exhibition of the Hall of Science and Technology

  • 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.

Looking for more recommendations on the best things to do in Cleveland? Find it all here on my blog. And if you want to know more about outstanding homes for sale in Cleveland, Chagrin Falls, and other Northeast Ohio communities, contact me any time. I look forward to hearing from you at 440.823.2449 or via email at MichelleMcQuade(at)HowardHanna(dotted)com.

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