Designed by I.M. Pei, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is just as interesting outside as it is on the inside! There are tons of memorabilia from modern artists, as well as America's favorites from past decades. From Elvis, to the Beatles, to Madonna, there are so many interesting displays of outfits worn by the artists, props used in music videos/concerts, albums/records, toys, and many other pieces of American rock and roll history. If you check their schedule, you may also have the opportunity to see a live concert! I met the singer, Pharrell, here just before his performance!
Tthere may be times when certain icons have no displays while others have a larger feature. It's not a snub; they simply have too many things, so they have to rotate displays. Multiple visits are always worthwhile!
(For ticket prices, open/closing times, special events, etc. please visit the website I've listed)
Nice museum and homage to Rock and Roll in a fantastic setting. The museum has a number of video exhibits and displays.
Not quite as good as the EMP in Seattle in my opinion but a must see if you are in Cleveland
My word of advice is that you visit when you have time to take it all in, and to enjoy the memories and the history. There is so much to see ... so many "I remember that" opportunities and "OH WOW" moments and "Do you believe that" scenarios to take in, and you really need to let it all soak in. We arrived there after a fair bit of driving, and walking in a cold wind, and I just don't feel that I was able to appreciate it as much as I would've liked. Rock and Roll has been around all my life whether I appreciated it or not - there was so much that I was aware of, but I just couldn't absorb it all.
Having said that, I don't regret going - just wish that I could've taken it in more fully.
We spent a good 3 hours browsing through exhibits of costumes, guitars, lyric sheets, cars of Madonna, Aerosmith, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis etc. Whatever you do, don't miss the video of when the rock stars were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Sorry no picture was allowed inside except in the lobby where you can see me posing with the guitars.
Open daily from 10 am - 5:30 pm and 9 pm on Wednesdays
Adults (13-59): $20
Seniors (60): $14
Children (9-12): $11
On a day that we visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Browns was scheduled for a game at the Cleveland Browns Stadium so parking fee went sky high. Just walk some four blocks and you'd find a decently-priced parking spot.
Like music? Then plan a few hours to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame houses exhibits and memorabilia from some of the greatest acts of all time. Memorabilia includes outfits worn during shows, instruments, notes, letters, lyrics and even pictures and automobiles.
There are six floors in the building, with the bulk of the memorabilia on the ground and second floors.
Photos are not permitted in the hall of fame, but you can take them in the lobby.
The building itself is quite cool. Designed by IM Pei (think Louvre pyramids), it is located right on the lakefront and is quite unique looking.
Ticket prices are around $15, but discounts for seniors over 50 are available. Who else remembers most of the groups?
Every vacation to Cleveland should include a trip to the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. It is incredible. Sure not everyone listens to rock, but I guarantee you everyone has heard of at least a few of the people in there. It is great.
If you're a rock fan, you must go. It's worth the trip just to see the architectural structure of the building alone. There's a small floor dedicated to Pink Floyd too and that was the highlight of MY trip. They say to give yourself about 4 hours. I'd say give yourself more if you're thorough. The first floor takes the longest, the rest fly by. On the floor of the cafeteria, there's a section that's VERY easy to miss that is dedicated to the new and old inductees along with an autograph wall. Exhibits and displays change often in the museum.
Tip: Eat beforehand or afterwards. The food prices are outrageous and the food looked unappetizing. We paid $8 for two cans of iced tea and two tiny bags of chips.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum is (in my opinion) Cleveland's biggest attraction and draw for tourists. When I had an Italian exchange student at my house for 10 days, he chose to go to DC, Niagara Falls and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. To me, this shows just how important this attraction is. When I last visited, the museum had a huge collection on the bottom floor of many music artists' outfits, including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and tons of others! There are 6 total floors to this oddly shaped building. Escalators (and an elevator) will take you to each floor. Most of the floors have some cool music items and a lot of historic music items (old phonographs, radio equipment, etc). To me, the coolest part of the museum is the theater area with the never-ending video of all the inductees. Stay and watch the whole thing (once it reaches the current year's inductees, it will start over at the very first inductees). It is great to see all the great artists enshrined in the hall of fame forever. Upon leaving this room, be sure to check out the signatures on the wall while going up the ramped exit of the theater. There are always rotating exhibits, so be sure to check the website before you go. Also, make sure to check out any special events being held there before you go - your favorite artist may be performing a concert that evening. Overall, a must see attraction if you are a fan of any type of music.
The museum is a bit pricey, so try to take advantage of the discounts listed below.
It is open daily from 10 AM - 5:30 PM (Wednesdays until 9 PM.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Prices are as follows:
Adults - $22
Cleveland residents - $18 (with ID)
Seniors (65 and up) - $17
Children (ages 9-12) - $13
Children ages 8 and under - Free with adult admission
2-day passes are available: $33 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for children (2 days in a row only).
There is a $5 college i.d. and military discount. There is no AAA discount at the museum - you must buy them in advance at the AAA website if you want that discount.
Great place to visit if you are a rock and roll fan. The place has all kinds of memorabilia from song notes of Tom Petty to Jim Morrisons Cub Scout uniform. It has costumes from Jimmy Hendrix to Britney Spears and a few interesting films.
This museum may not appeal to all, because it is hardly interactive, and probably won't appeal very much to the person not passionate about or appreciative of popular music history. The admission is steep ($20 US), but again, if the nature of the museum appeals to you.
If you're pressed for time and can't get in, you can still see numerous exhibits in the lobby and lower lobby, without paying, of course. Overall, there's a lot of fascinating exhibits and memorabilia, but it's not a very interactive musuem.
There collections rotate and new exhibitions come in every few months. Concerts are held there and some are held at their outdoor plaza for free. The actual inside of the Rock Hall is oddly laid out; there are no typical wide open, even floorplans; exhibits galleries are oddly shaped, often small and cramped. Don't expect a smoothly laid-out floorplan, basically. The odd floor space can also be tricky to naviagate with crowds. The lower exhibition hall has the most people-accomodating floorplan. As for the cafe, it serves a few (and I mean a few) simple meals and beverage selections. You'll also find a camera/coat check and large gift shop; coat/camera check is free (photography is strictly prohibited).
Cleveland has had a significant music history, and the Hall certianly has relevance here, even if some do debate the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll' nickname we've got. :)
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