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Cleveland Hidden Gems: Visit The City’s Lesser-Known Spots

Travelers Today       By    MJ De Castro

Updated: Jun 19, 2018 08:00 AM EDT

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Experience what Cleveland has to offer
From great food hubs, breathtaking views, and wonderful museums and galleries, Cleveland has it all. Check out these underrated spots in the former manufacturing capital of the country that are guaranteed to make you come back for more.
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The city of Cleveland boasts more than its famous basketball team. Known for its modern vibe with a rustic twist, the city offers a great cultural experience.

Travelers visiting the second largest city in Ohio, a thriving culinary and arts hub, are surely in for a treat. Check out some of the most underrated destinations the city has to offer.

The Cinematheque

Film enthusiasts will surely love this spot most people don't even know about. Situated in the city's University Circle, The Cinematheque shows a wide array of movies that include historical, arthouse, and foreign films.

Old souls need not worry because the Cinematheque plays a mix of old and new movies that are meant for everyone to enjoy. Although it does not have regular screenings, visitors can check out its website for the month's schedule.

Bar 32

Aptly named Bar 32 because of its location on the 32nd floor of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, this is undeniably one of the best places in Cleveland to get a drink or eat. This posh place holds some of the best craft cocktails, wines, and artisan cheeses all over the world.

Not only that, people can also treat themselves to a sweeping view of the city and Lake Eire while enjoying their swanky night out.

Frozen Cleveland Lighthouse

Tourists who want to see something unusual will surely love this attraction. The Frozen lighthouse can be found in Lake Erie.

The lighthouse became frozen because of a weather phenomenon that started around eight years ago during the winter. It was sprayed with so much cold water from the lake, which froze it to what it is today. The ice has built up so many layers and has covered the entire lighthouse.

West Side Market

Cleveland is home to one of the best indoor food halls in the country. In the West Side Market, people can find a huge selection of food: from kielbasa, vegetables, and other meats.

Although the original structure has been renovated multiple times, the market has been around since 1840. With over a hundred stalls operated by butchers, bakers, farmers, and fishermen, people can head over to the market to find whatever they need.

The market is still spacious even on days where it is crammed by many people, making it a food spot worth checking out.

Buckland Gallery of Witchcraft and Magick

Visitors who are fascinated with witchcraft will surely adore the Buckland Gallery of Witchcraft and Magick. Located in Cleveland's historic Tremont neighborhood, the gallery was started by the leader of what became known as the Long Island Coven, Raymond Buckland, on 1960s.

The gallery has over a hundred pieces of historical items and oddities that are related to witchcraft, which includes Egyptian funerary figurines or "ushabtis," objects from the Salem Witch Trials, and other artifacts previously owned by magicians, astrologers, fortune-tellers, and even pagan community elders.

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