Month: September 2010

Sandusky, Ohio

A- Overview:
Best known for being the home of Cedar Point, many of the Sandusky’s other fine features are often overlooked. First, there is its ideal location on Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie, making it the perfect spot for fishing, boating and sailing. Sandusky is also known for its elegant Victorian architecture and has over 30 buildings that are listed on the historic register. A national survey ranked Sandusky as one of the top 5 favorite family vacation destinations in America.

Sandusky’s fame is, of course, justifiably due in great part to Cedar Point Amusement Park. This major amusement center has consistently been voted the number one amusement park in the United States, and features more spectacular roller coasters and total rides than virtually any other park in the world. It’s one of the main reasons the park draws millions of visitors annually. Hopefully you will be one of them.

The city borders beautiful Lake Erie. This has added to Sandusky’s unique identity and heritage. Take a walk along the waterfront, and you will know why. You will walk amid renovated historic buildings as well as new, modern structures.

While no visit to Sandusky is complete without visiting Cedar Point, there are plenty of other sites, attractions, and things to do. You can visit the African Safari Wildlife Park and view exotic animals, tour Thomas Edison’s birthplace and see some of his greatest inventions, or even take a ride on an antique carousel at the Merry-Go-Round Museum. If culture is more to your liking, be sure to visit the Hayes Presidential Center. It’s the home of the first Presidential library in the country.

If you happen to be visiting in the summer, be sure get wet at Soak City. This 18-acre water park offers splashing fun for the whole family. It will be a sure fire hit with the kids.

Be prepared for the weather while visiting as Sandusky has four distinct seasons with temperatures always getting cooler at night. Be sure to dress accordingly.

Sandusky continues its renaissance as a cultural and recreational destination with quality shopping, dining and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The distinctive historic architecture, beautifully landscaped parks, friendly atmosphere, world class attractions, and seasonal beauty offer a charm that makes Sandusky a truly memorable place to visit.

B- City Information:
Population: 27,844

Elevation: 600 Feet Above Sea Level

Land Area: 10 Square Miles

Location: Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Sandusky has over 22 miles of shoreline within the city limits.

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time and observes Daylight Savings Time

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
25.6
28.0
36.9
47.8
59.4
69.2
73.8
72.0
65.2
53.8
42.6
31.2

High temperature (°F)
32.2
35.0
44.3
55.9
67.4
77.2
81.8
79.9
73.4
61.8
49.1
37.2

Low temperature (°F)
18.9
21.0
29.5
39.6
51.3
61.2
65.7
64.0
56.9
45.7
36.0
25.1

Precipitation (in)
1.9
1.7
2.5
3.0
3.4
4.2
3.3
3.7
3.2
2.3
2.7
2.5

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precip.
15
13
14
14
13
11
10
10
10
10
13
15

Wind speed (mph)
12.1
11.6
11.7
11.3
9.9
9.0
8.2
7.9
8.5
9.7
11.3
11.6

Morning humidity (%)
80
79
80
78
79
81
83
88
87
83
80
80

Afternoon humidity (%)
71
68
62
57
57
57
57
60
59
59
66
72

Sunshine (%)
34
40
47
52
59
65
67
63
60
52
33
28

Days clear of clouds
4
4
5
5
6
7
8
9
8
8
3
3

Partly cloudy days
6
6
6
8
10
11
12
11
10
8
6
5

Cloudy days
22
19
20
17
15
12
11
11
12
15
20
23

Snowfall (in)
12.3
10.5
9.0
2.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.4
4.0
10.4

Local Seasons:

Sandusky has four very distinct seasons. The winter can be cold, but bearable, as temperatures average below freezing from December through February. Snow can be seen as early as October and as late as April. It makes this season the perfect time for enjoying a warm fire and hot chocolate as well as Mother Nature in Her “white phase”. Spring brings a welcome change of season as the abundant foliage comes alive. It’s a perfect time to get out of doors and enjoy some of the many sites and events in the city. Summer is the season for Sandusky due to its nationally known theme park and access to Lake Erie. It’s also the perfect time to enjoy this beautiful lake as it is usually dotted with a variety of boats throughout the summer. Fall is a time of beauty as the leaves turn and Nature puts on a beautiful and enticing show of colors. Whenever your visit is planned, Sandusky will inspire you with its weather for each and every season.

Getting There:

By Air:

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
5300 Riverside Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44135

216- 265-6000

Sandusky is 55 miles west of Cleveland Hopkins Int’l. Airport and 65 miles east of Toledo Municipal Airport. There is also a local Sandusky airport if you have a private plane.

By Car:

Located midway between Cleveland and Toledo in Sandusky, Ohio. Take the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) or I-90 (from Cleveland) follow the signs north on U.S. 250 or follow Route 4 north.

By Bus:

Greyhound
800-231-2222
6513 Milan Rd. (U.S. Rt. 250) Sandusky

Call for schedule information

By Train:

Amtrak
1-800-USA-RAIL
Sandusky and Erie County are linked to the entire United States by daily Amtrak trains.

Getting around:

Due to the variety of things to do and see outside of Sandusky, the easiest way to get around is by car.

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
African Safari Wildlife Park

Sandusky, Ohio

800-521-2660

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This drive-thru safari has exotic animals, camel and pony rides, entertaining and educational animal shows, pig races, a gift shop, picnic facilities, a snack bar, and a cafe & grill.

Cedar Downs

1935 Cleveland Rd. (U.S. Rt. 6)

Sandusky, Ohio
419-626-6761

Open daily, year-round, from noon until the last race after midnight.

Admission Charged
Ohio’s first off-track gaming and entertainment establishment where you can bet on live horse races from tracks around the country, at such noted venues as Churchill Downs, Gulf Stream, Santa Anita, Saratoga, the Meadowlands, and many more. Food, cocktails, bowling, billiards, and arcade games available.

Cedar Point Amusement Park
1 Cedar Point Dr.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-2350

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Located on a scenic Lake Erie peninsula, Cedar Point amusement park/resort is currently home to more rides (67) and roller coasters (16) than any other park in the world. Opened in 1870, the historic amusement park also features a wide variety of live entertainment, merchandise gift shops, restaurants, kid’s areas, and much more! Cedar Point is also home to an 18-acre water park, family activity complex, mile-long beach, and two large marinas. Cedar Point has received the prestigious “Golden Ticket Award” for being named the “Best Amusement Park in the World” for many consecutive years in an international survey conducted by Amusement Today, an industry publication that covers amusement and water park news and trends. Top Thrill Dragster, is one of the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world!

Challenge Parkat Cedar Point

1 Cedar Point Dr.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-2350

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Challenge Park is an action-packed activity center that features a RipCord Skycoaster, two high-speed go-kart tracks, two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses and X-Treme Trampoline. Challenge Park also offers a popular arcade with state-of-the-art video games and a food stand that features hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks.

Eleutheros Cooke House
1415 Columbus Ave.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-0640

Open Apr. – Dec.; by appointment only Jan. – Mar., call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Sandusky is known for its collection of limestone buildings, including this Greek revival. It includes a ruby and cranberry glass collection, antique furnishings, garden, greenhouse, and gift shop.

Follett House Museum
404 Wayne St. (off U.S. Rt. 6)

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-9608

Open Apr. – Dec.; by appointment only Jan. – Mar., call for hours of operation

Admission Free
Tour a 1830s home filled with Victorian house wares, toys, clothing, and furnishings. This museum has Civil War artifacts from the nearby Johnson’s Island Confederate Officers Prison.

Ghostly Manor
3319 Milan Rd. (U.S. Rt. 250)

Sandusky, Ohio

419-626-4467

Open Jun. – Oct. Handicap accessible; call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Ghostly Manor is a non-stop event that contains the best in “Haunted House” technology. Ghosts lurk in every corner as you wander through this old mansion. Nightmares become reality.

Lagoon Deer Park
St. Rt. 269 (between U.S. Rt. 6 & St. Rt. 2)

Sandusky, Ohio
419-684-5701 or 419-84-5627

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Pet and hand-feed deer and view over 200 exotic animals. Feed the hungry fish or, for a fee, fish in a stocked lagoon. The gift shop features Native American items. Picnic areas available; open May to mid-Oct.

Lyman Harbor
1615 First St. (off U.S. Rt. 6)

Sandusky, Ohio
419-626-6545

Call for schedule

Admission Charged for Events
Sandusky’s premier waterfront entertainment complex with a million dollar view once housed the acclaimed Lyman Boat Works. After extensive renovation, Lyman Harbor will offer scheduled events throughout the year. One can enjoy waterfront fine dining or casual outdoor dining along the pier. Take in a live concert or evening at the nite club; attend a trade-show. Transient boat dockage and services available.

Maritime Museum of Sandusky
125 Meigs St.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-624-0274

Open year-round, call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Explore Sandusky’s rich maritime history through local artifacts, photos, and maps; view displays of Lyman Boat Works, local passenger boats and freighters, and many other boats built in Sandusky.

Merry-Go-Round Museum
Corner of U.S. Rt. 6 and Jackson St.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-626-6111

Open daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day; weekends only in Jan. and Feb.; and Wed – Sun all other times, call for hours of operation.

Admission Charged
Affordable family fun! Ride into history on an antique carousel, enjoy visiting with wood carvers as they create new carousel horses, listen to the familiar music of band organs, take a guided tour, and learn about the art and history of carousels. Exhibits change annually. Unique carousel-
themed items can be found in the museum gift store.

North Coast Parasail & Water Sports
At the Cedar Point Beach

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-2279

Open Memorial Day – Labor Day., call for schedule and reservations

Admission Charged
Visit North Coast Parasail, on the beach in back of the Cedar Point Aquatic Stadium. Experience the thrills of WaveRunner riding and parasailing. Early bird discounts are available. Park admission is not required.

Soak City
at Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-2350

Open daily May 22 – Sept 6, and Sept 11, 12, 18 & 19, call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
This 18-acre water park offers splashing fun for the whole family with a wave action pool, body and tube slides, inner tube rivers, special areas for small children, and an adults-only area. New this summer is Splash Zone, a multi-story interactive play area.

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Ave. (off U.S. Rt. 6)

Sandusky, Ohio

419-626-1950 or 877-378-2150

Call for schedule

Admission Charged for Events
This beautiful, fully-restored, 1,550-seat historic venue presents top-name entertainment including touring Broadway musicals, popular and country music stars, stage productions for youth audiences, weekend film screenings.

Other Nearby Attractions

Bellevue

Historic Lyme Village
St. Rt. 4 (south of St. Rt. 113)

Bellevue, Ohio
419-483-6052

Open Jun. – Aug., and Sundays only in May and Sept., call for a schedule of special events.

Admission Charged
Visit this 19th century village of historic homes, barns, and buildings. A 1880s mansion serves as the village museum.

Mad River & NKP Railroad Society Museum
Southwest St. (south of U.S. Rt. 20)

Bellevue, Ohio

419-483-2222

Open daily Memorial Day – Labor Day, and weekends only in May, Sept., and Oct., call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Tour a station house, museum, and a railroad yard loaded with engines, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. Gift shop, bus parking, and picnic area available.

Seneca Caverns – Natural Landmark
St. Rt. 269 S.

Bellevue, Ohio

419-483-6711

Call for hours of operation

Open daily Memorial Day – Labor Day and weekends only in May, Sept., and through mid-Oct.

Admission Charged
Discovered in 1872, Seneca Caverns allows you to explore the earth’s depths. Take an hour-long guided tour, pan for gemstones at Seneca Mining Company, shop at Hollow Rock Gifts, and picnic in the shade.

Sorrowful Mother Shrine
4106 St. Rt. 269,

Bellevue, Ohio

419-483-3435

Open year-round, call for hours of operation

Admission Charged

Walk through 140 wooded acres featuring the Stations of the Cross. Either an open-air or historic chapel hosts mass Mon – Sat at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Sun 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Berlin Heights

Samuel Patterson® Baskets
51 Mechanic St. (off St. Rt. 61)

Berlin Heights, Ohio
888-905-1858

Open year-round, Mon – Fri, except holidays

Admission Charged
Visit the oldest basket making business in Ohio (and third oldest in the nation). Established in 1858 by Samuel Patterson, the family-run company makes wooden fruit & vegetable baskets for growers and farmers, and beautiful hardwood maple decorative baskets for the home.

Fremont

Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove

Fremont, Ohio

419-332-2081or 800-998-PRES

Open daily, year-round, except major holidays, call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Tour the 31-room Hayes Victorian Mansion and visit the nation’s first presidential library. The 25-acre center includes tombs of our 19th president, Rutherford B. Hayes, and his wife, Lucy.

Huron

Huron Playhouse
In McCormick School on Ohio St. (off U.S. Rt. 6)

Huron, Ohio
419-433-4744 (summer only) or 419/433-3503

Call for schedule

Admission Charged
Ohio’s oldest continuing summer theatre will bring five, fully-staged productions this summer season. Don’t miss out on all the exciting musicals, comedies, mysteries, and melodramas.

Kellys Island

Glacial Grooves
Kelleys Island

Admission Free to View

Located adjacent to the Kelleys Island State Park on the north side of Kelleys Island, the Glacial Grooves are the largest in the world. The bedrock which was sculpted by the Pleistocene Glaciers to form the magnificent grooves of Kelleys Island were caused as heavy glaciers, which had rocks and boulders embedded in it’s base, moved south carving out the relatively soft island limestone.

Inscription Rock

Admission Free to View
This large limestone rock is on the south shore of Kelleys Island just east of downtown. The remains of at least two Native American villages were found very near the rock. The 32 x 21’ surface of the rock is covered with one of the finest examples of aboriginal art in the Great Lakes region. Known as a petroglyph, no one is sure what the unusual drawings depicted. The most widely accepted theory is that the large rock was used as a “message stone” where various Native Americans would make drawings noting that they’d been there, how the hunting or fishing had been and/or where they were headed next.

Marblehead

Prehistoric Forest and Mystery Hill
8232 East Harbor Rd. (St. Rt. 163 E)

Marblehead, Ohio

419-798-5230

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Prehistoric Forest includes a forest filled with 15 life-sized dinosaurs, a 40-foot waterfall, an erupting volcano, and an archeological site. Take great photos of exotic animals. Experience Mystery Hill and defy the laws of nature in this hands-on attraction! Visit the gift shop, arcade, miniature golf, cabins, and playground.

Milan

Edison Birthplace
9 Edison Dr. (off St. Rt. 113)

Milan, Ohio

419-499-2135

Open Feb. – Dec., call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Visit Thomas Edison’s 1847 birthplace. Tour his boyhood home, and see displays of some of his accomplishments as the world’s greatest inventor.

Milan Historical Museum
10 Edison Dr. (off St. Rt. 113)

Milan, Ohio
419-499-2968

Open Tues – Sun, May – Sept., call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Tour one acre of beautiful grounds and gardens along with seven historic buildings. Visit the 1846 Galpin House with Mowry Glass exhibit, a Doll House with 400 beautiful dolls,
or the 1843 Sayles House, a restored Victorian home. Explore Milan’s unique canal history. Located one block from Thomas Edison’s Birthplace.

Port Clinton

Monsoon Lagoon Water Park & Family Fun Center
1530 S. Danbury Rd. N (St. Rt. 269 N)

Port Clinton, Ohio

419-732-6671

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Monsoon Lagoon is a fantastic outdoor water park and family fun complex. Affordable water and thrill rides! WOW what a drenching you’ll receive under the gigantic tipping bucket or zooming down the Typhoon Rush slide tower. Mom and Dad can enjoy the afternoon relaxing at the tiki swim-up bar with a favorite tropical drink.

Put-In-Bay

Island Transportation
Toledo and Delaware Sts., P.O. Box 190

Put-in-Bay, Ohio
419-285-4855

Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Island tours of historic Put-in-Bay. This tour train departs frequently from downtown Put-in-Bay for a narrated tour of island attractions including Perry’s Cave, Heineman’s Winery & Crystal Cave, an island historical museum, and Perry’s Monument. The Island Fun Pack Tour is interesting, educational, and fun for the entire family.

Tiffin

Crystal Traditions of Tiffin
145 Madison St.

Tiffin, Ohio

419-448-4286 or 888-298-7236

Showroom and outlet open year-round, call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
The glass industry came to Tiffin in 1889. Tour a facility continuing to keep the tradition of glass blowing and hand wheel engraving alive. Crystal Traditions has a growing reputation as a maker of quality crystal giftware, awards, and trophies.

Tiffin University / Chisholm Auditorium
155 Miami St. (off St. Rt. 53)

Tiffin, Ohio

419-447-6442

Call for schedule

Admission Charged for Events
Recognized as a cultural center for the performing arts and art exhibitions in northwest Ohio, visitors enjoy a range of productions in TU’s Performing Arts Series featuring music, comedy, lectures..

Tiffin Glass Museum & Shoppe
25-27 S. Washington St.

Tiffin, Ohio

419-448-0200

Open year-round, Tues-Sat 1-5 p.m.; other times by appointment.

Admission Charged
Tours and retail sales of Tiffin Glass and other fine glassware and collectibles. See a display of original Tiffin glass produced at the Tiffin Glass Factory from 1889-1980.

The Ritz Theatre
30 S. Washington St. (off St. Rt. 53)

Tiffin, Ohio

419-648-8544

Call for schedule

Admission Charged for Events
The Ritz Theatre presents professional singers and musicians, Broadway productions, community theatre, and children’s productions in a restored 1928 Italian Renaissance landmark.

Heidelberg College
310 E. Market St.

Tiffin, Ohio

419-448-2000

Call for schedule

Admission Charged for Events
One of the best small, private liberal arts colleges in the Midwest, Heidelberg College is home to 1,600 graduate and undergraduate students. The college annually provides a variety of cultural, arts, and academic offerings, from large- and small-scale music recitals and theatre performances to lectures and presentations, most of which are free and open to the public.

Vermilion

Inland Seas Maritime Museum
480 Main St. (off U.S. Rt. 6)

Vermilion, Ohio
440-967-3467 or 1-800-893-1485

Open daily, year-round, call for days and hours of operation.

Admission Charged
Experience the history of the Great Lakes through interactive and hands-on exhibits, ship models, maritime art, and an authentic 1910 steamship pilot house. Explore shipwrecks, steam engines, original timbers from the Niagara, and models of Great Lakes vessels.

Underground Railroad Tour

Western Reserve Alpaca Farm
13010 West Lake Rd. (U.S. Rt. 6)

Vermilion, Ohio

440-967-6267 or 877-987-7988

Call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Home to over 100 alpaca on the shores of Lake Erie. Guests welcome daily to view our animals.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
African Safari Wildlife Park

Sandusky, Ohio

800-521-2660

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This drive-thru safari has exotic animals, camel and pony rides, entertaining and educational animal shows, pig races, a gift shop, picnic facilities, a snack bar, and a cafe & grill.

Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort
1 Cedar Point Dr.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-2350

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Located on a scenic Lake Erie peninsula, Cedar Point amusement park/resort is currently home to more rides (67) and roller coasters (16) than any other park in the world. Opened in 1870, the historic amusement park also features a wide variety of live entertainment, merchandise gift shops, restaurants, kid’s areas, and much more! Cedar Point is also home to an 18-acre water park, family activity complex, mile-long beach, and two large marinas. Cedar Point has received the prestigious “Golden Ticket Award” for being named the “Best Amusement Park in the World” for many consecutive years in an international survey conducted by Amusement Today, an industry publication that covers amusement and water park news and trends. Top Thrill Dragster, is one of the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world!

Ghostly Manor
3319 Milan Rd. (U.S. Rt. 250)

Sandusky, Ohio

419-626-4467

Open Jun. – Oct. Handicap accessible; call for hours of operation

Admission Charged
Ghostly Manor is a non-stop, very high startle event that contains the best in “Haunted House” technology. Ghosts lurk in every corner as you wander through this old mansion. Nightmares become reality.

Merry-Go-Round Museum
Corner of U.S. Rt. 6 and Jackson St.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-626-6111

Open daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day; weekends only in Jan. and Feb.; and Wed – Sun all other times, call for hours of operation.

Admission Charged
Affordable family fun! Ride into history on an antique carousel, enjoy visiting with wood carvers as they create new carousel horses, listen to the familiar music of band organs, take a guided tour, and learn about the art and history of carousels. Exhibits change annually. Unique carousel-
themed items can be found in the museum gift store.

Soak City
at Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr.

Sandusky, Ohio

Open daily May 22 – Sept 6, and Sept 11, 12, 18 & 19, call for hours of operation

419-627-2350

Admission Charged
This 18-acre water park offers splashing fun for the whole family with a wave action pool, body and tube slides, inner tube rivers, special areas for small children, and an adults-only area.

Halloweekends – Monster Fun

1 Cedar Point Dr.

Sandusky, Ohio

419-627-2350

Call for exact dates (usually late September through October) and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Coaster thrills combine with spine-tingling chills at HalloWeekends! Experience unearthly entertainment, haunted houses, a children’s funhouse, Werewolf Canyon and terrifying Fright Zone, where Screamsters lurk in the fog.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events

Summer

Sandusky’s Gazebo Concert Series

Weekly at Washington Park in downtown Sandusky

Harbor Concert Series

Weekly at Lyman Harbor

1615 First Street Sandusky

July 4th weekend

Stars and Stripes Celebration

Washington Park, Downtown Sandusky

Mid-July

Tall Ships Festival

A major weekend event featuring the arrival of the Tall Ships, musical entertainment, and a party at the Plaza. (Schade-Mylander Plaza)

September

Early September

Cruisin’ By the Bay

Annual Car and Truck Show with auto-related contests, street vendors, drag races, and fun for all in downtown Sandusky.

Annual North American Sail & Power Boat Show

440-899-5009 Cedar Point

EST at The In-Water Boat Show at Cedar Point showcases more than $50 million in boats and boating equipment. Taking center stage will be over 700 new and pre-enjoyed boats up to 65′. The newest motor yachts, runabouts, cruisers, fishing boats, jet skis, pontoons, ski boats, and sailboats from all the top manufacturers will be showcased for the first time. Plus, show goers will catch the latest wave of new products at hundreds of accessory, equipment and service displays including marine electronics, sailing gear, nautical clothing, jewelry, marinas, boat lettering and more.

Call for exact dates and hours of operation

Late September through October

Halloweekends – Monster Fun

419-627-2350 Cedar Point

Coaster thrills combine with spine-tingling chills at HalloWeekends! Experience unearthly entertainment, haunted houses, a children’s funhouse, Werewolf Canyon and terrifying Fright Zone, where Screamsters lurk in the fog. This is a fun, family-friendly event! Call for exact dates (usually late September through October) and hours of operation

Arts and Entertainment

Huron Playhouse

419-433-4744

Call for schedule
Admission Charged.

The oldest continually running summer theatre in the area, and located in nearby Huron, the Huron Playhouse generally offers around five productions each summer, which include musicals, comedies, mysteries and melodramas.

Chrisholm Auditorium

155 Miami Street
Tiffin University— Tiffin, OH
Tiffin, OH 44883-2109

Located in nearby Tiffin, Ohio, on the campus of Tiffin University, the Chisholm Theatre has garnered a reputation as the cultural centre of Northwest Ohio, by hosting an ever changing array of art exhibitions.

Sandusky State Theatre

Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870-2503

The Sandusky State Theatre offers a venue for concerts, musical productions and other plays, and is host to many touring national acts and productions. This historic theatre has served as a gathering place through the years.

Outdoor Activities

Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

2715 Cleveland Road West, Huron

Woussickett Golf Course

6311 Mason Road, Sandusky, OH 44870-9323

This golf course offers all that the golfer may want or need, with a driving range, a full-service bar and grill, a pro shop, sixty five covered gas carts, and tee times seven days a week.

Sawmill Creek Gold Course

300 Sawmill Creek
Huron

This Tom Fazio designed course, first opened in 1973, offers a unique eighteen-hole lakeshore course that features rolling and undulating greens that supply aesthetic pleasure as well as varied levels…

Cleveland, Ohio

A- Overview:
Often cited as a model for urban rebirth and named one of the top 10 international visitor hotspots by Travel and Leisure magazine, the city of Cleveland, located on the shores of Lake Erie, has truly lived up to its image as The New American City. Cleveland’s success story today is fueled by an on-going commitment to growth and a global vision for the future. Cleveland boasts leading cultural and educational centers, internationally acclaimed health institutions and world-class sports and entertainment facilities. These attributes, combined with the rich traditions and unique, ethnic flavor of the city, have visitors agreeing with what residents have always said—CLEVELAND— IT WILL ROCK YOU!

Whatever the interest, this lakeside community has something for even the most discriminating traveler. When it comes to attractions, there is definitely no shortage in both the city as well as the surrounding area. One of the most popular theme parks in the country is located in nearby Sandusky. Cedar Point allows guests to experience over 150 rides and attractions, including award-winning entertainment and four children’s areas.

The NASA Glenn Research Center offers free admission to a host of interactive exhibits and historic artifacts that showcase highlights of NASA’s aerospace programs. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are two other must see attractions. Where else but at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can a visitor relive the soundtrack of his/her life? There are over 50 exhibits, dynamic cinematic presentations plus the largest single collection of rock and roll artifacts. Located just one hour south of Cleveland, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, known as one of America’s premier sports showplaces, presents football as fans have never before experienced it in Game Day Stadium Theater!

From the world’s only Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to the Great Lakes Science Center and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest, Cleveland is bustling with venues of interest. Thrill-seekers will be on the edge of their seats (literally!) with some of the tallest, fastest, steepest and best roller coasters in the world at Geauga Lake in Aurora and Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky.

Those who enjoy the out of doors, will want to visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rain Forest. Viewing over 3,000 animals living in an expanse of 168 rolling, wooded acres, provides a great day of fun for the entire family. See animals and plants from around the globe including the jungles of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, there are a total of 27 parks, two golf courses, three lakefront locations, a Nature Center, a Wildlife Center and an Agricultural Theme Park available as well.

Culture enthusiasts and aficionados enjoy stellar performances at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Center, which includes five beautifully restored, circa 1920 theaters, making Playhouse Square Center the nation’s largest performing arts center outside of New York City. These architectural gems are home to the Cleveland Opera, Ohio Ballet, Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Second City, and many Broadway performances.

University Circle, one of the nation’s largest concentrations of cultural arts, medical, and educational institutions within one square mile, is also home to many world-class treasures. including the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art and The Cleveland Orchestra. These include HealthSpace Cleveland, the Cleveland Children’s Museum, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Play House, to name a few. Also of note are the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University’s Peter B. Lewis Building, which was designed by Frank O. Gehry.

Cleveland is known for being loyal to its sports teams. The city hosts big-league sports action year-round. The National Football League (NFL) and the Cleveland Browns returned to Cleveland with the 73,000-seat Cleveland Browns Stadium. Jacobs Field, featuring one of the largest scoreboards in the United States, is home to baseball’s Cleveland Indians. Gund Arena hosts Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, Cleveland Barons hockey and more than 200 family events and concerts each year. There is also MISL soccer with the Cleveland Force.

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts 31 miles of lake frontage, more than any other metropolitan center in the world. The Lake Erie Circle Tour, a 200-mile stretch of scenic beauty along the Northern Ohio coast is of interest in each of the four seasons. Major theme parks, heritage and historical sites, wineries, covered bridges, unique museums, and highly rated Donald Ross-designed golf courses are all set against the broad expanse of Southern Lake Erie.

The city offers a bustling, riverfront entertainment district like no other. The Flats, located along the banks of the Cuyahoga River, houses more than 50 restaurants, nightclubs and bars, a 5,000 seat amphitheater and a waterfront boardwalk. The upscale Historic Warehouse District is home to live jazz and blues, great restaurants, trendy nightclubs and an improvisational theatre. The Historic Gateway District, a diverse area comprised of neighborhood, commercial, retail and dining venues, is also the center of big-league sports action and entertainment year round. Nightclubs offering live musical entertainment round out the booming Historic Gateway District nightspots.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, in summer, winter, fall or spring, this conveniently located Ohio city is sure to excite you. Be sure to bring plenty of energy and a camera!

B- City Information:
Population: 478,403

Elevation: 690 feet above sea level

Land Area: 77.6 square miles

Location: Located in the very northern portion of Ohio, virtually on Lake Erie

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Cleveland, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles). Cleveland observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
26.2
28.8
37.8
48.0
58.9
67.9
72.3
70.7
64.0
52.9
42.3
31.6

High temperature (°F)
33.3
36.4
46.6
57.9
69.2
78.0
82.0
79.9
73.2
61.8
49.5
38.1

Low temperature (°F)
19.1
21.1
28.9
38.1
48.5
57.9
62.5
61.4
54.7
44.0
35.2
25.2

Precipitation (in)
2.4
2.2
2.9
3.3
3.4
3.9
3.5
3.7
3.8
2.8
3.4
3.1

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precip.
16
14
15
15
13
11
10
10
10
11
14
16

Wind speed (mph)
12.2
11.8
12.0
11.5
10.0
9.2
8.6
8.2
8.9
9.9
11.8
12.0

Morning humidity (%)
79
78
79
77
78
80
82
86
85
81
78
78

Afternoon humidity (%)
70
68
63
58
58
58
57
60
60
60
66
71

Sunshine (%)
30
37
45
52
58
65
67
63
60
52
31
25

Days clear of clouds
3
3
5
5
6
7
8
9
8
8
3
3

Partly cloudy days
5
6
6
8
10
11
12
11
10
8
6
5

Cloudy days
24
20
20
17
15
12
11
11
12
15
21
24

Snowfall (in)
13.5
12.0
10.9
2.4
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.6
5.3
12.1

Local Seasons:

Summer is the busiest time of year in this active city due to its proximity to some of the country’s best theme parks as well as the abundance of activities on the area’s waterways; Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. Late spring and summer, beaches, yacht clubs, parks and other entertainment venues provide a multitude of events and things to do, setting the pace for family fun. When it comes to weather, Cleveland offers its visitors four distinct seasons, all of which allow the many outdoor activities to be experienced and enjoyed by all. Summers are perfect for any activity with midday temperatures around 80 F and the evenings dropping into the 60’s. Spring and fall are quite beautiful for both the scenery as well as the weather. Temperatures in the spring average near 50 F, making it the ideal to take advantage of viewing Nature coming to life in some of the city’s nationally recognized parks. Naturally, fall is beautiful as well, when the area transforms itself into a variety of colors as the leaves begin to fall. With temperatures just cool enough to be invigorating, it’s a great time for a nice lunch at one of the areas fine restaurants, followed by a leisurely walk while enjoying the scenery. Winters do get cold and snow does transform the area into a winter wonderland, perfect for a relaxing drink by a roaring fire. Whatever the season and whatever the reason for visiting, Cleveland awaits with a multitude of activities and sites to enjoy.

How to Get There:

By Air

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

5300 Riverside Drive

Cleveland, OH 44135

216-265-6000

One of the nation’s key airports, services many numerous major carriers that schedule more than 700 direct and connecting flights throughout the U.S. and internationally. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is also a major hub for Continental Airlines.

Ground Transportation:

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine, and shuttle bus service is available both at the airport as well as at select locations throughout the city.

By Car

Cleveland is easily accessible from several major interstate highways; east-west I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) and I-90, and I-71 and I-77 from the south. I-271 and I-480 form bypasses around the city.

By Train

Amtrak

200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland, OH 44114

800-USA-RAIL

Amtrak has passenger train service departing to and arriving from many cities, including Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City.

By Bus

Greyhound

1465 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

216-781-0520

How to Get Around:

With so many things to see and do in the city, as well as in the nearby area, a personal or rental car is the best way to get around.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

1240 West 6th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44113

216-566-5100

Features bus or rapid transit service to nearly every part of the city. Rail service runs daily from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to downtown’s Tower City Center; to surrounding communities and beyond. The Waterfront Line, RTA’s newest addition, links the downtown business corridor to North Coast Harbor and the Flats Entertainment District. Buses serve the business and shopping areas as well as all other locations throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-707-2833

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
An exotic new Glasshouse – believed to be the only one of its kind in the world; 10 acres of beautiful gardens, including an award-winning children’s garden.

Cleveland Metroparks

4101 Fulton Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44144
216-351-6300

Hours: Vary by location, call for additional information

Admission Charged
Over 20,000 acres, 15 reservations surrounding Cleveland like an Emerald Necklace.” Walking and hiking trails, seven outdoor education facilities, six golf courses, four swimming areas, 70 picnic areas, and twin refrigerated ice toboggan chutes, offer opportunities for year round fun.”

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest

3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
216-61-6500
Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

3,000 animals occupy 168 rolling, wooded acre. The RainForest is home to 600 animals and 10,000 plants from the jungles of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society
Galleria at Erieview
1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-523-3900
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 11am – 3pm, Friday, 11am – 5pm

Admission Free, Donations Accepted
The museum showcases the beauty and diversity of the culture of Hungary and of the Hungarian-Americans through colorful and educational exhibits and special programs.

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-1797
216-421-7340
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10am -5pm; Wednesday and Friday 10apm-9 pm

Admission Charged
Visitors can see major exhibitions and an internationally recognized collection of art from ancient Egyptian statues to Renaissance armor to Impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir and Van Gogh to works of today.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
800-317-9155

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, noon – 5pm

Admission Charged
From dinosaurs and exotic cultures to rare diamonds and a new planetarium, the Museum provides a fun relaxing environment for visitors to explore the Earth and beyond.

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-694-2000

Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9:30am – 5:30pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission Charged

400 hands-on exhibits & demonstrations about science phenomena, environment and technology, plus daily demonstrations and the region’s only Omnimax Theater.

HealthSpace Cleveland

8911 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-231-5010

Hours: Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Sunday, Noon -5pm
Admission Charged

A place where education and innovation meet to inspire healthy actions. Experience health adventures along the Road to Good Health. Grow from what you learn.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum

Burke Lakefront Airport
1501 N. Marginal Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-623-1111

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free
Unique museum in Burke Lakefront Airport terminal building highlights women’s achievements in aviation and space.

Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-421-2665

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free
Historic garden cemetery founded in 1869 featuring the Garfield Monument, Wade Chapel and Rockefeller Obelisk.

Milton and Tamar Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

1660 West Second Street
Cleveland, 44113
216-781-3010

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Showcases the history of Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community through artifacts, unique exhibits and interactive displays.

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

8501 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-21-8671

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm

Admission Charged

MOCA Cleveland connects visitors to the dynamic art and ideas of our time through 8-12 exhibitions of emerging international artists and notable Northeast Ohio artists.

NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road,

Cleveland, OH 44135
216-433-2000

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm, Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Admission Free
NASA Glenn’s Visitor Center offers interactive exhibits and historic artifacts that showcase NASA’s aerospace programs and their benefits.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1 Key Plaza
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-781-7625

Hours: Monday – Sunday, except Wednesday, open 10am – 5:30pm; Wednesday, 10am – 9pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Admission Charged
[if !vml][endif]Where else can you relive the soundtrack of your life? Over 50 exhibits, dynamic cinema presentations plus the largest single collection of rock and roll artifacts.

Steamship William G. Mather Museum
1001 East Ninth Street Pier
Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
216-574-6262

Hours: Open May – October (Museum), call for exact days and hours

Admission Charged

[if !vml][endif]The 618-foot Mather, a restored 1925 Great Lakes freighter flagship, is a floating maritime museum.

USS Cod
1089 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-566-8770

Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 5pm, May1 thru Sep 30
Admission Charged

[if !vml][endif]Tour aboard the WW-II submarine memorial – USS Cod, SS-224. COD is a National Historic Landmark.

Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-721-5722

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
[if !vml][endif]Nearly 200 autos and aircraft, mansion tours, family history, bustled gowns, floral pantsuits, and changing exhibitions.

Nearby Attractions:

Cedar Point

One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870-5259
419-626-0830

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged
Experience over 150 rides and attractions, including award-winning entertainment and four children’s areas. 16 coasters, featuring Top Thrill Dragster! Snoopy Rocks! On Ice” skating extravaganza.

Dover Lake Waterpark

1150 West Highland Road
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
330-467-7946

Hours: Open seasonally, June – August, call for additional information

Admission Charged

30 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Water slides, wavepool, picnic grove and kiddie amusement rides.

Geauga Lake

1060 North Aurora Road
Aurora, OH 44202
330-562-7131

Hours: Open seasonally, May – October, call for additional information

Admission Charged

This is the park with something for everyone; thrills, spills, water and more. This is one of the greatest theme parks in the country and is a must visit attraction.

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park

11189 Spear Road
Concord Township, OH 44077
440-639-9972

Hours: Open seasonally May – September, call for additional information

Admission Charged
Multi purpose recreational facility & beach.

African Safari Wildlife Park
267 Lightner Road
Port Clinton, OH 43452
419-732-3606

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation
One of the Mid-west’s only drive-thru safaris. See and feed over 300 beautiful and exotic animals (free animal food provided). Free camel & pony rides, educational animal shows, and pig races.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

28728 Wolf Rd.
Bay Village, OH 44140
440-871-2900

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

[if !vml][endif]Get in touch with nature by observing the planetarium, indoor and outdoor live animal exhibits from eagles and deer to slithering snakes and spiders.

Lake Farmpark

A Lake Metroparks Facility
8800 Chardon Road
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2139

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged

Hand on family Fun – Milk a cow, take a wagon ride, and meet over 50 breeds of farm animals. Explore solar and wind power, The Great Tomato Works, hydroponics exhibits, and stroll through themed gardens.

Lake Metroparks Headquarters
11189 Spear Road
Concord Township, OH 44077
800-669-9226

Hours: Call for information on individual facilities

Admission Charged at some facilities
27 parks, two golf courses, three lakefront locations, a Nature Center, Wildlife Center and Agricultural Theme Park.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-1404

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged
Over 400 acres of natural beauty. Enjoy hiking trails, picnic shelters, exhibits, a gift shop and Wildlife Center.

Century Village Museum
14653 East Park Street
Burton, OH 44021
440-834-1492

Hours: Vary by season, closed Mondays. Call for additional information

Admission charged

Walk through 100 years of history at Century Village Museum, a fully restored Western Reserve community.

Hale Farm & Village

2686 Oak Hill Road PO Box 296
Bath, OH 44210
330-666-3711

Hours: Open seasonally, call for additional information

Admission Charged
19th century outdoor history museum specializing in role-playing and crafts. Located 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland.

James A. Garfield National Historic Site

8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060
440-255-8722

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Sunday, Noon – 5pm

Admission Charged
Discover the Victorian splendor of our 20th President’s home, nicknamed “Lawnfield” by journalists who camped out in the front yard during the presidential campaign.”

Oberlin Heritage Center/O.H.I.O.
73 1/2 South Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
440-774-1700
Hours: Tours 10:30am & 1:30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Admission Charged

Tour three historic buildings that tell the story of Oberlin and its nationally significant history.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Drive, N.W.
Canton, OH 44708
330-456-8207

Hours: Open 7 days a week, call for exact hours of operation

Admission charged

America’s premier sports showplace presents football in GameDay Stadium Theater! Family Fun! One hour south of Cleveland.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 North Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303-1399
330-836-5533

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Historic 65-roomTudor Revival mansion on 70 acres with gardens, cafe & museum store.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest

3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
216-61-6500
Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

3,000 animals occupy 168 rolling, wooded acre. The RainForest is home to 600 animals and 10,000 plants from the jungles of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-694-2000

Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9:30am – 5:30pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission Charged

400 hands-on exhibits & demonstrations about science phenomena, environment and technology, plus daily demonstrations and the region’s only Omnimax Theater.

NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road,

Cleveland, OH 44135
216-433-2000

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm, Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Admission Free
[if !vml][endif]NASA Glenn’s Visitor Center offers interactive exhibits and historic artifacts that showcase NASA’s aerospace programs and their benefits.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1 Key Plaza
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-781-7625

Hours: Monday – Sunday, except Wednesday, open 10am – 5:30pm; Wednesday, 10am – 9pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Admission Charged
Where else can you relive the soundtrack of your life? Over 50 exhibits, dynamic cinema presentations plus the largest single collection of rock and roll artifacts.

USS Cod
1089 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-566-8770

Hours: Open Daily: 10am – 5pm, May 1 thru Sep 30
Admission Charged

Tour aboard the WW-II submarine memorial – U.S.S. Cod, SS-224. COD is a National Historic Landmark.

Nearby Attractions:

Cedar Point

One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870-5259
419-626-0830

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged
Experience over 150 rides and attractions, including award-winning entertainment and four children’s areas. 16 coasters, featuring Top Thrill Dragster! Snoopy Rocks! On Ice” skating extravaganza.

Dover Lake Waterpark

1150 West Highland Road
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
330-467-7946

Hours: Open seasonally, June – August, call for additional information

Admission Charged

30 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Water slides, wavepool, picnic grove and kiddie amusement rides.

Geauga Lake

1060 North Aurora Road
Aurora, OH 44202
330-562-7131

Hours: Open seasonally, May – October, call for additional information

Admission Charged

This is the park with something for everyone; thrills, spills, water and more. This is one of the greatest theme parks in the country and is a must visit attraction.

African Safari Wildlife Park
267 Lightner Road
Port Clinton, OH 43452
419-732-3606

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation
One of the Mid-west’s only drive-thru safaris. See and feed over 300 beautiful and exotic animals (free animal food provided). Free camel & pony rides, educational animal shows, and pig races.

Lake Farmpark

A Lake Metroparks Facility
8800 Chardon Road
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2139

Hours: Vary by season, call for additional information

Admission Charged

Hands on family fun – Milk a cow, take a wagon ride, and meet over 50 breeds of farm animals. Explore solar and wind power, The Great Tomato Works, hydroponics exhibits, and stroll through themed gardens.

Lake Metroparks Headquarters
11189 Spear Road
Concord Township, OH 44077
800-669-9226

Hours: Call for information on individual facilities

Admission Charged at some facilities
27 parks, two golf courses, three lakefront locations, a Nature Center, Wildlife Center and Agricultural Theme Park.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Drive, N.W.
Canton, OH 44708
330-456-8207

Hours: Open 7 days a week, call for exact hours of operation

Admission charged

America’s premier sports showplace presents football as you’ve never experienced it in GameDay Stadium Theater! One hour south of Cleveland.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events & Entertainment

January

Winter Show

Held through early January

Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden

216- 721-1600

A trip to the Garden has been a Cleveland holiday tradition for years. The halls are once again decked with magical decorations and twinkling lights, plus shopping in the Garden Store and activities for the whole family.

Trains, Trees and Holiday Traditions

Held in early January

Location: Western Reserve Historical Society

216-721-5722

Throughout the museum, visitors will find decorations reliving holidays from the past. Step into the Crawford and climb aboard a child-size train display plus view many more model trains dressed up for the holidays. Learn about holiday traditions and ornaments dating back to the Civil War while taking a guided tour through the decked out Hay-McKinney Mansion. Enjoy trees, lights and greenery throughout the Museum.

MLK Day Celebration

Held in mid January

Location: University Circle
A variety of locations throughout the city celebrate Martin Luther King Day with special events and activities.

Fortune’s Wheel Presents

Held in late January

Location: Harkness Chapel

216-368-2402

Join this Boston-based ensemble for a Musical Tour through the Burgundian courts, featuring works by Binchois, Du Fay, Baude Cordier, and others.

Standing Rock Short Film & Video Festival

Held in late January

Location: The Kent Stage

330-673-497

Standing Rock Cultural Arts announces a call for short films and/or videos for filmmakers and videographers to submit short films, DVD’s and/or videos.

May

TOPS Great American Rib Cook-Off

Held in late May

Location: Tower City Amphitheater

216-241-5555

The annual TOPS Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival is one of Cleveland’s largest and most exciting outdoor cook-outs. Ribs, with all the fixings are the main attraction. Local and national “ribbers” compete for prize money and title of “The Greatest Ribs in America” along with “The Greatest Sauce in America” and the “Cingular Wireless People’s Choice Award”. TOPS Great American Rib Cook-Off is an event for the entire family, which continues to provide a tremendous value including national entertainment, games, activities and fun!

Flower Show

Held in late May

Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden

216-721-1600
One of the largest outdoor flower shows in North America features 10 lush acres of spectacular gardens. The Show hosts expert lecturers and demonstrations and a world-class horticulture and flower arranging competition. The dazzling centerpiece is the expansive and intricately-designed gardens with enchanting, provocative themes conceived by internationally-known landscape architects. In all, the show features more than 30 gardens to enjoy.

Lake Farmpark’s Horsefest

Held in mid May

Location: Lake Farmpark

800-366-FARM

HorseFest rounds up an exciting show of equestrian activities for horse lovers and horse enthusiasts of all ages. Activities introduce visitors to different breeds of horses and their uses. Festivities begin each day with the opening ceremonies. Activities include fox hunting, the mounted unit competition, and vaulting on Saturday. Both days feature HorseFest rounds up an exciting show of equestrian activities for horse lovers and horse enthusiasts of all ages. The horses and riders are dressed in bright and colorful costumes throughout the day. Don’t forget your camera, unique photo opportunities.

June

Annual Beachwood Art Festival

Held in early June

Location: Beachwood Place

954-472-3755
Bustling with over 200 artists displaying artwork from across the nation, Beachwood Place proudly hosts this outdoor juried art festival. Over $15 million in artwork is on display for all Northeast Ohio to enjoy. Witness the spectacular creations of pottery, sculptures, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography and more. The two-day celebration includes live musical entertainment and great food.

Lake Farmpark’s FiberFest

Held in late June

Location: Lake Farmpark

800-366-FARM

This festival features many fiber-producing animals, such as sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, yaks, and angora rabbits. Spinners, weavers, and felters demonstrate their skills and compete in a variety of fiber arts contests. Merchants abound selling an amazing array of new animal fiber, hand-spun yarn, spinning, weaving and other fiber processing equipment.

Art by the Falls

Held in mid June

Location: Riverside Park

440-247-7507

The Valley Art Center is proud to present “The Annual Art by the Falls” outdoor fine art and fine craft festival. The event draws thousands of patrons to the banks of the Chagrin River, located in the middle of Victorian Chagrin Falls. An ideal setting for an outdoor festival, the quaint village’s Main Street overlooks two waterfalls and hosts a wealth of fine shops, galleries and restaurants. Patrons visit the work of 140 painters, potters, jewelers, wood workers, fiber artists and other craftspeople at “Art by the Falls”.

July

Cain Park Arts Festival

Held in early July

Location: Cain Park

216-371-3000

Meet over 150 artists who will personally show you their latest work at the 3 day, award-winning Cain Park Arts Festival. Rated in the top 23 nationally, this annual festival also offers live entertainment daily and gourmet food vendors.

TOPS Kidfest

Held in mid July

Location: Tower City Amphitheater

216-241-5555

One of Cleveland’s only interactive festivals created just for kids is back to celebrate a year of exciting summer family entertainment. Kids and parents experience the thrill of learning as they are introduced to many topics including safety, health, sports, arts, dance, music, crafts, and much more. KidsFest is the ultimate outdoor playground featuring more than 40 pavilions reserved just for fun!

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

Held in late July

Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

330-321-6174

A weekend packed with great Irish bands, 9 stages, children and adult Irish dancers, award winning plays, food, over 60 Irish vendors, literature, extensive children’s activities, and over 200 historical exhibits and displays.

August

Enshrinement Ceremony – Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival

Held in early August

Location: Pro Football Hall of Fame
330-456-8207
Football’s Greatest Weekend centers on the Enshrinement Ceremony. Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the class of Hall of Fame Enshrinees formally inducted into the hallowed halls of this national shrine during an official ceremony held in Fawcett Stadium.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game

Held in early August

Location: Fawcett Stadium

330-456-8207

Are you ready for some football? ABC-TV’s Monday Night Football officially kicks off the NFL pre-season with the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game, featuring two of the favorite NFL teams. Plus, fans will enjoy a half time show to remember! The annual Hall of Fame Game is played at Fawcett Stadium located next to the Hall of Fame. Game time is 8:00 p.m. Pregame festivities will take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Vintage Ohio

Held in early August

Location: Lake Farmpark

800-227-6972

The annual Ohio Wine Tasting Festival. Sample wines from over 20 different wineries and food from Cleveland’s finest restaurants. All located on the picturesque grounds of Lake Farmpark. Music and activities for all ages, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, and Friday night fireworks.

September

Taste of Cleveland

Held in early September

Location: Tower City Amphitheater

216-241-5555

An exciting culinary event featuring cuisine from around the globe and around the corner. The annual Taste of Cleveland is a celebration of one of life’s simple pleasures—the joy of eating! From French to Italian, Greek to Chinese, micro-brews to wines, desserts to appetizers and everything in-between, there is something to please even the most discriminating palates. Learn the chefs’ secrets at the Culinary Showcase as local chefs demonstrate how to prepare their signature dishes.

Lake Farmpark’s Village Peddler Festival

Held in mid September

Location: Lake Farmpark

440-256-2122

The Village Peddler Festival is an outdoor old-fashioned festival of crafts, folk music and food. Over 150 craftsmen and women are chosen for the quality and uniqueness of their products. Food vendors provide a wide variety of eating opportunities. Horse-drawn wagon rides and Farmpark’s many activities provide an enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation’s Bug Day

Held in mid September

Location: Penitentiary Glen Reservation

800-882-2099

Bring the family for a “creepy” day of bug games, crafts, activities, live bug exhibits, ant maze and so much more! Kids even have a chance to earn their degree in Bugology.

Centerfest

Held in mid September

Location: Playhouse Square Center

216-771-4444

More than 50 community artists and cultural organizations participate in Centerfest, which celebrates the rich diversity of Cleveland’s artistic and cultural resources. Centerfest is a free open house arts event, during which Greater Cleveland community members are invited to see all of Playhouse Square’s theaters, lobbies, and rehearsal halls come to life with music, dance, and song as well as immerse themselves in a wide range of hands-on arts activities that will inspire the entire family.

Midwest Oktoberfest

Held in mid September

Location: Tower City Amphitheater

216-241-5555

The annual Midwest Oktoberfest brings the Old World Folk atmosphere back to Cleveland as it celebrates ethnic pride in NE Ohio. The festivities are accompanied by a program of events, including specialty brews, ethnic food varieties and folk music spanning the globe.

Lake Farmpark’s Fall Harvest Festival and Antique Tractor Show

Held in late September

Location: Lake Farmpark

800-366-FARM

A festival celebrating the beauty of the fall season. Taste fresh harvest soup, sample a variety of apples, watch apple butter being made, and help us press some apple cider. Enjoy browsing through the crafters and see the parade of antique tractors that helped revolutionize farming. Bushel loads of activities for all ages.

Entertainment

Ohio Ballet
354 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44325
330-972-7900

Call for performance schedule

With programs ranging from classical to contemporary, Ohio Ballet is Northeast Ohio’s oldest professional ballet company.

Ohio Dance Theatre

39 S. Main St.
Oberlin, OH 44074
440-774-6077

Call for performance schedule

A professional ballet based contemporary dance company committed to bringing the finest in classic and contemporary dance to audiences in the region.

Professional Flair/ Dancing Wheels
The Masonic Temple
Cleve. Masonic Ctr. for Performance Art
Cleveland, OH 44115-2527
216-432-0306

Call for performance schedule
Arts and disability organization providing accessible programs, classes and performances.

Clear Channel Entertainment

Tower City Amphitheater

1887 W. 3rd St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
440-247-2722

Call for complete list of events and festivals

See industry’s top artists and Cleveland’s largest festivals. Riverside, Cleveland’s outdoor theater, holds up to 7500 guests.

House of Blues Concerts

2249 Elm Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44113
216-861-3229

Call for complete schedule of performances

Exclusive concert promoter at Scene Pavilion in the Flats and Blossom Music Center. Rock, country and classical concerts are held May thru September.

The Singing Angels

3615 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-432-5555

Call for concert schedule

The non-profit Singing Angels are Cleveland’s world ambassadors. More than 350 children 8-18 providing show-stopping music while learning life skills.

Cleveland Orchestra
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-231-7300

Call for performance schedule

Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra performs in Severance Hall, located in University Circle on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

Cleveland Pops Orchestra
24000 Mercantile Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44122
216-765-7677

Call for performance schedule
A must-see for visitors looking for the best in symphonic pops, jazz, swing and music from Broadway and the movies.

Lyric Opera Cleveland

The Cleveland Play House

8500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44101
216-685-5976

Performances held June – August, call for additional information
Innovative opera and music theater in English. Enjoy picnics at intermission.

The Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
216-521-2540

Call for performance schedule
Performing arts organization in Northeast Ohio. Two professional theaters entertain 25,000 each season. Beck Center’s Art Gallery is home to The Cleveland Artists Foundation.

Cain Park
40 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
216-291-5792

Call for performance schedule
Affordable variety of nationally known entertainment featuring music, dance and theatre and performed in 2 covered amphitheaters during the summer months.

Canton Palace Theatre Association
605 Market Avenue North
N. Canton, OH 44702
330-454-8172
[if !vml][endif]Built in 1926 as a vaudeville house, this fully restored, beautifully lavish theatre hosts concerts, musicals, plays, Hollywood hit movies and art and foreign films. Tours are available.

Cassidy Theatre
6200 Pearl Rd.
Parma Heights, OH 44130
440-842-4600

Call for performance schedule
Broadway hits. The Classics, Musicals, comedies, dramas, special musical events, youth theatre. Free parking. Handicapped accessible. Entertainment for the family at a great low price.

Cleveland Opera
1422 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-575-0903

Call for performance schedule

The Cleveland Play House
8500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-0189
216-795-7000

Call for performance schedule
One of America’s first permanently established professional theatre companies presenting important new works as well as classics.

Great Lakes Theater Festival
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-241-5490

Season runs July – December, call for performance schedule
Great Lakes Theater Festival brings the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience in Northern Ohio

Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-795-7070

Call for performance schedule
For many decades,Karamu House has been presenting exciting, timely and accessible theater.

Playhouse Square Center
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-771-4444
Call for performance schedule

Cleveland’s original theatre district. Restored to its original elegance, this six-theatre complex is one of the largest performing arts centers in America.

Sports:

Cleveland Browns
76 Lou Groza Boulevard
Berea, OH 44017
440-891-5000
Call for game schedule and additional information

One of the nation’s oldest and most-storied football franchises plays its home games on the shores of Lake Erie, just 50 miles from the birthplace of professional football. Every Sunday from September through December, Cleveland, Ohio is Brownstown.

Cleveland Indians
Jacobs Field
2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-420-4200

Season runs April – October

Call for game schedule and additional information
Professional Major League Baseball. 81 home dates from early April – through early October. Tours of Jacobs Field – Home of the Cleveland Indians. Tours depart from the Team Shop every half hour, beginning May through September, from 10am to 2pm Mon.-Sat.

Akron Aeros
Canal Park
300 South Main St.
Akron, OH 44308
330-253-5151
Call for game schedule and additional information

Cleveland Indians class AA” affiliate. Providing quality baseball in a family atmosphere at affordable prices.”

Akron Racers
Firestone Stadium
1575 Firestone Parkway
Akron, OH 44103
330-376-8188

Call for game schedule and additional information
The Akron Racers Foundation is a non-profit organization that owns and operates a professional fast pitch softball team, Akron Racers, and sponsors youth events.

Cleveland Cavaliers / Gund Arena Company
Gund Arena, One Center Court
Cleveland, OH 44115-4001
216-420-2000

Season runs October – May

Call for game schedule and additional information
Cleveland’s team in the NBA.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

A- Overview:
Fayetteville, North Carolina is an all-American city with a proud past and a promising future. There is much to commend Fayetteville as an attraction for tourists. Residents of the city consider it an ideal place in which to live, work and bring up a family. Fayetteville is known for its gracious hospitality and Southern charm.

Thousands of soldiers and airmen reside at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base in what is one of the world’s largest military complexes. From Pope Air Force Base, thousands of elite paratroopers deploy on missions to the world’s hot spots. Fayetteville’s colorful heritage includes historical leaders in the armed forces who excelled during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War the two world wars, and the war in Vietnam.

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum alone is one of the area’s premier attraction. This state-of-the-art educational facility houses exhibits and programs that speak to the honor, courage, duty, and heroic feats of this unique sector of the American armed forces from its inception in 1940 to present-day operations.

Although the military presence provides the bedrock for Fayetteville’s economy, many nationally and internationally known businesses originated in the region. Today the Fayetteville area provides the nation with one of the most diversified centers for manufacturing industries, which insures a solid economic base from which to recruit new industries and to plan comprehensive, long-term growth.

Telecommunications figure prominently in the industry mix and are attracted to Fayetteville because of the diverse labor force and the technological capability to handle the needs of any new business.

Families with children will find The Climbing Place an ideal location to work off some of that boundless energy. Conveniently located in the downtown area, the facility is professionally staffed and features every conceivable climbing surface and configuration. There are climbing roofs, corners, cracks, arches, slabs, aretes and lead routes. A great way to get in shape while having fun at the same time.

In the spring and summer, be sure to visit the Fayetteville Rose Garden. With over 40,000 roses in bloom from March until October, it’s a sight you won’t soon forget.

If you happen to be visiting in late October, there is Historic Hauntings, described as A Ghastly Ghost Tour. This annual special event features “ghostly” re-enactors and story tellers highlighting the history of Fayetteville and telling some of the spookier legends from Fayetteville’s history. Hayrides are available as well.

For hikers, the Cape Fear region offers some challenging little hills. However, not far to the west, an often-overlooked chain of ancient volcanoes provides the adventure of an Appalachian adventure close at hand. The Uwharrie Mountains rise to 1,000 feet over parts of Montgomery and Stanly counties, about 90 minutes from Fayetteville. Although they are not far from home, the mountains’ isolated vistas, cool breezes, and unusual volcanic rock give visitors the feeling of being a world away.

Fayetteville State University, part of the UNC system, is the state’s fastest growing, most rapidly advancing institution of higher education. The people of the region are committed to maintaining excellence in educational programs. In recent years the Fayetteville State University Bronco teams have brought home 17 championships in football, basketball, golf, volleyball, tennis, bowling, and softball.

Fayetteville offers a variety of cultural venues for all ages and interests. The climate is ideal, allowing for 6-8 months of water-sports activities. Whatever your interests, stop by and spend some time in Fayetteville and surrounding areas and see for yourself! Whenever you visit, whether for business or on vacation; whether military or civilian, this charming North Carolina city awaits you with a warm, welcoming smile.

B- City Information:
Population: 300,281 (includes Fort Bragg), 121,015 (without Fort Bragg)

Elevation: 240 Feet Above Sea Level

Land Area: 58.8 Square Miles

Location: Located on Interstate 95, this North Carolina city is just 66 miles south of Raleigh, 139 miles east of Charlotte and 121 miles Southeast of Winston Salem.

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (When it’s noon in Fayetteville, it’s 11:00am in Chicago and 9:00am in Los Angeles).

Fayetteville observes Daylight Saving Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
41.9
44.8
52.1
60.5
68.5
76.3
80.5
78.8
73.1
61.9
53.0
44.9

High temperature (°F)
52.3
56.2
64.3
73.3
80.3
87.0
90.4
88.4
83.2
73.9
64.9
55.6

Low temperature (°F)
31.5
33.3
40.0
47.6
56.8
65.6
70.7
69.2
62.9
49.7
41.0
34.2

Precipitation (in)
4.1
3.5
4.3
3.2
3.4
4.3
5.4
5.0
4.5
3.1
2.9
3.2

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precip.
10
10
10
9
10
10
12
10
8
7
8
9

Wind speed (mph)
8.4
8.8
9.4
9.1
8.0
7.3
7.0
6.5
6.9
6.9
7.4
7.8

Morning humidity (%)
80
78
80
81
84
86
88
91
91
90
85
81

Afternoon humidity (%)
55
52
50
47
54
57
59
60
60
54
52
55

Sunshine (%)
53
57
61
65
61
62
61
59
59
61
58
54

Days clear of clouds
9
9
9
10
8
8
7
7
10
13
11
10

Partly cloudy days
7
6
7
9
10
12
12
12
9
7
7
7

Cloudy days
15
14
14
11
13
11
12
11
11
11
11
14

Snowfall (in)
2.4
2.0
1.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.8

Local Seasons:

With a moderate climate year round in Fayetteville, it is no wonder there is so much to do, regardless of the season. This is a city where you can enjoy scenic beauty and a host of outdoor activities at any time of the year. If you love a cool, crisp day with a hint of snow in the air, January and February are your best bet. With temperatures averaging in the mid-40’s F both these months, it’s not too cold for that stroll through nature. Spring is beautiful in Fayetteville. Beginning in late March, you can watch Mother Nature come alive. Temperatures gradually rise throughout March, April and May. Summer can be hot and humid so be sure to bring along comfortable clothing. As in other parts of North Carolina, fall is known for colorful foliage and beauty in abundance. With temperatures similar to late spring and a myriad of events and festivals taking place, it’s a great time to experience the unique attributes of this truly wonderful city.

How to Get There:

By Air:

Fayetteville is served by the Fayette Regional Airport

The commuter affiliates of major airlines are the primary air carriers serving the region. Each has several flights daily, mainly to Atlanta and Charlotte.

400 Airport Road, Fayetteville NC 28306

910- 433-1160

Ground Transportation From Airport

Airport Taxi Service

910-481-0567

S & D Airport Express

910-424-7275 or 977-1370

Shuttlexpress

910-485-1200

By Car:

Fayetteville is easily accessible from the north or south via I-95 and from the east or west via I-40.

By Bus:

Greyhound Bus Lines

324 Person St. directly across from the Visitors Center 910-483-6107

More than thirty buses to all points stop in Fayetteville daily.

By Train:

Amtrak

472 Hay St.

800-872-7245

Four trains stop daily en-route between New York and Miami.

Getting Around Town:

Fast (Fayetteville Area System of Transit

Offers 12 routes within the urban area and Hope Mills

910-433-1747

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day: 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day: last Mon. in May

Independence Day: July 4

Labor Day: 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station

472 Hay St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1612

Open every other Saturday, call for schedule

Admission Charged

Built in 1911, the station is a rare example of Dutch Colonial architecture. The outside passenger and freight platform and shelter date to World War I. The depot currently serves as an Amtrak passenger station and houses the Atlantic Coast Line Depot Railroad Historical Center.

Beldon-Horne House

519 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-483-8133

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm.

Reconstructed after the Great Fire of 1831, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

Cross Creek Cemetery

Cool Spring and Grove Streets

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1612

Call for hours of operation

Admission Charged

Established in 1785, many of Fayetteville’s prominent early citizens are buried here. The oldest Confederate monument in N.C., crafted by noted Scottish stone mason George Lauder, honors the Confederate and Union soldiers buried near Cross Creek in unmarked graves.

Heritage Square

225 Dick St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-483-6009

Open by appointment. Free tours 1st Sun. each month 2-3:30pm.

Admission Charged

Owned and maintained by the Fayetteville Women’s Club, Heritage Square includes three historic structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places: The Sandford House, built in 1800; the Oval Ballroom, a freestanding single room built in 1818; and the Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House, constructed in 1804.

Kyle House

234 Green St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-483-7405

Open by appointment.

Admission Charged

A victim of the great fire of 1831, this house was rebuilt in 1855 with walls 18-inches thick to provide insulation and fire-proofing. A fine example of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture.

Liberty Point

Bow and Person Streets

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1612

Call for additional information

Free to View

On this site on June 20, 1775, 55 patriots signed a petition declaring independence from Great Britain. The building at this site is the oldest known commercial structure in Fayetteville, constructed between 1791-1800.

Market House

Intersection of Hay, Gillespie, Person and Green Sts.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-483-2073

Call for additional information

Free to View

Fayetteville’s Market House was an early center of government and commerce. The upper level housed local government – the lower, stalls for meat and produce vendors. Built in 1832 on an earlier State House foundation, the Market House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a national landmark. Its unique architecture endures as a visible symbol of the city.

Arsenal Park

801 Arsenal Ave.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-1330

Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun. noon-5pm

Admission Charged

Poe House visit by guided tour (up to 20-min. wait if tour in progress).
In 1836, the federal government commissioned a U.S. Arsenal in Fayetteville. Taken over by the Confederacy when the Civil War broke out, this major munitions center made Fayetteville a prime target for General Sherman during his infamous march through the south. Sherman seized the city in March 1865 and ordered the Arsenal burned.

Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church

301 N. Cool Spring St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-483-2862

Open by appointment

Admission Free

Built in 1893, the Gothic-style structure reflects beautiful craftsmanship in the two-story gable front, corner towers and interior woodwork.

Orange Street School

600 Orange St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-483-7038

Open by appointment.

Admission Free

In 1915, the town appropriated funds for a two-story brick structure for African-American children. It is the oldest existing structure in the state associated with public schooling.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

536 N. Eastern Blvd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-0221

Hours: Open Mon-Sat from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday noon-5 pm. Closed Sunday mid. Dec. through mid-Feb.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is situated on 85 acres of land overlooking Cross Creek and the Cape Fear River. The garden includes wild flowers, majestic oaks, nature trails and numerous species of native plants. The Botanical Garden also features an authentic 1800s Farmhouse and outbuildings that are surrounded by a Heritage Garden and homeowner demonstration garden. A favorite site for visitors is also a large gazebo which is set amidst flowering perennial display gardens.

Fayetteville Rose Garden

Hull Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-678-8228

Bloom time: Mar.-Oct.

Admission Free

This beautiful garden, located on the campus of Fayetteville Technical Community College, features a wide variety of roses.

Rasland Herb Farm

NC 82

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-567-2705

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

Admission Free

This family-owned herb farm features greenhouses, display gardens and an herb shop.

Jambbas Ranch

Tabor Church Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-484-2798 or 910-484-4808

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm. – Oct.-Mar.; April – Sept. open ’til 6pm.

Admission Charged

See animals in a natural habitat including buffalo, llamas, deer, elk, Watusi cows, sheep, ducks and peacocks.

Arts Center

301 Hay St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-323-1776

Hours: Mon.-Thur. 8:30am-5:00pm, Fri. 9am-1pm, Sat. 10am-2pm.

Admission Free

Enjoy unique rotating exhibits in this heart-of-downtown building. Built in 1910 as a U.S. Post Office, it now houses the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and rotating art exhibits.

Cape Fear Studios

148-1 Maxwell St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-2986

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun.1-5pm.

Admission Free

Home to a collective group of local artists and crafters displaying and selling their works.

Gallery 208

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-485-5121

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

Curated by the Fayetteville Museum of Art, Gallery 208 highlights the art of North Carolina artists with rotating exhibits year round. Outdoor sculpture also on exhibit.

Mallett Rogers House

5400 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-630-7004

Open by appointment

Admission Free

Built about 1830 and restored in 1986, it features exhibits, paintings, sculpture and mixed-media works by Methodist College art faculty and students.

Airborne and Special Operations Museum

100 Bragg Boulevard (at intersection of Hay Street)

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

910-483-3003

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. noon-5pm; Closed Mondays; Open Federal Holiday Mondays

Admission Charged

One of the area’s premier attractions, this state-of-the-art educational facility houses exhibits and programs that highlight the honor, courage, duty, and heroic feats of this unique sector of our armed forces from its inception in 1940 to present-day operations. The facility is part of the Army museum system. Highlights include:

59,000 sq. ft. building with 23,000 sq. ft. main exhibit hall

240-seat large-screen theater featuring a specially-produced movie showing these forces in action

24-seat simulator that allows riders to “experience” a helicopter attack, parachute jump and off-road pursuit

Vivid life-size dioramas

Interactive displays

Rare artifacts

Memorial Garden, parade area and unit memorials on 6.5 acre site

Atlantic Coast Line Depot Railroad Historical Center

472 Hay St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-822-1950

Open 2nd & 4th Sat. each month, Noon-4pm, and by appointment.

Promotes the history of N.C. railroads.

Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory and Museum

210 Burgess St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1612

Open by appointment.

Admission Free

The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Company is the oldest southern militia unit in continuous existence in the U.S., serving N.C. since 1793. The museum houses two centuries of preserved documents, uniforms and artifacts.

Fayetteville Museum of Art

839 Stamper Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-485-5121

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.

Admission Free

The museum offers a variety of changing art exhibits, educational programs, concerts, workshops and a gift shop.

Fayetteville State University Planetarium

1200 Murchison Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-1650

Open by appointment

Admission Charged

General programs in space science and astronomy.

Mallett Rogers House

5400 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-630-7004

Open by appointment

Built about 1830 and restored in 1986, it features exhibits, paintings, sculpture and mixed-media works by Methodist College art faculty and students.

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

801 Arsenal Ave.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-1330

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm

Admission Free

Combining three resources in one setting, the complex features a modern museum building, the 1897 Poe House and the remains of the Fayetteville Arsenal. The museum and arsenal site are available for self-guided tours. Visitors receive guided tours of the 1897 Poe House upon arrival (up to 20- minute delay if tour is underway; last tour 4pm daily

Military Sites & Activities

Fayetteville is home to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base which comprise two of the world’s largest military installations. There is a wide selection of things to see and do on and around the bases. Some involve an additional cost,, and availability for some is limited due to scheduling.

Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

910-396-5401

Tour historical points on Fort Bragg. Packets for self-guided tours are available through the XVIII Airborne Corps GS

The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum

Ardennes and Gela Sts.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-432-3443

Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. 11:30am-4pm, federal holidays 10am-4:30pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission Free

The museum houses over 3,000 artifacts from World War I through Operation Desert Storm. Weapons, helmets, uniforms, glider, photographs, aircraft, parachutes and other items are on display. Film shown each hour. Outdoor equipment displays.

The JFK Special Warfare Museum

Bldg. D-2502, Ardennes and Marion Sts.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-432-4272 or 910-432-1533

Hours: Tues.-Sun. 11:00am-4pm. Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day and the 4th of July.

Admission Free

Providing a behind-the-scenes look at unconventional warfare, the museum houses weapons, military art and international cultural items. The emphasis is on Special Operations units from WWII to present day

The JFK Hall of Heroes

Ardennes St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm. Sign in at desk Sat.-Sun.

The JFK Hall of Heroes honors 19 Special Forces, three Rangers and 10 Indian Scout Medal of Honor recipients as well as three Australian Army Training Team (assigned to 5th SFGA in Vietnam) Victoria Cross recipients.

Iron Mike Statue

Randolph and Armistead Sts.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Admission Free

Monument dedicated to the Airborne Trooper known as Iron Mike.

Pope Air Force Base

Public Affairs Office

910-394-4183

Tour Pope Air Force Base Flight Line.

View Pope AFB Aircraft Static Displays & C-130 Simulator.

Visit 41st Airlift Squadron Life Support Demonstration.

Tour the Fire Station

Fishing

Fresh water fishing for large-mouth bass, crappie, blue gill and perch is popular throughout the area. Please call for information about fishing permits, boat motor restrictions and special regulations.

Cape Fear River

1122 Person St.

910-868-5003

Boats can access the Cape Fear River at the N.C. Wildlife Ramp, at the junction of US 301 & Old NC 87. 485-3161. Or utilize the ramp at Riverside Sports Center.

Fort Bragg

910-396-7506

Thirteen lakes are open to the public. Lakes over 20 acres include Big Muddy Lake (71 acres), Little Muddy Lake (25 acres), McArthur Lake (45 acres) and Mott Lake (96 acres).

Glenville Lake in Mazarick Park

1368 Belvedere Ave.

910-433-1575

Daily 7am-dusk.

Hope Mills Lake

Main St., Hope Mills

910-424-4500

An 88-acre lake

Lake Rim

Old Raeford Rd.

910-868-5003

Features two public fishing piers and boat ramp.

Hiking

Clark Park Nature Center

631 Sherman Dr.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1579

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8am-4:30pm, Sun. 1-4:30pm.

Admission Free

Nestled on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Clark Park is a natural woodland area with hiking trails, a campground and a Nature Center featuring seasonal displays and exhibits of North Carolina wildlife, plants, geology and more.

Pauline Longest Nature Trails

5400 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-630-7163

Call for additional information

Admission Free

The trails are located at Methodist College and offer views of the Cape Fear River, a waterfall, plants and wild flowers unique to the Cape Fear region.

Horseback Riding

Fort Bragg Riding Stables

Reilly Rd. and Butner Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-396-4510

Hours: Thur.-Mon. (summer 9am-5pm, winter 9am-4pm).

Open to the public, offering open riding, pony rides, riding lessons, trail rides and hay rides.

Parks

Arnette Park

2165 Wilmington Hwy.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-485-3161

Hours: 9am-9pm (daylight saving time); Mon.-Sun. 9am-5pm (standard time).

Admission Charged

Features an 18-hole Frisbee golf course; picnic areas; nature trails; football, soccer, and softball fields; tennis courts; children’s play areas; horseshoe pits; and a sand-volleyball court.

Cross Creek Park

Green St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1547

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Features a magnificent central fountain, flower garden and statue of the Marquis de Lafayette.

Honeycutt Park

Fort Bragg Rd. at 352 Devers St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1568

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Includes a quarter-mile walking trail, children’s play area, picnic area, three baseball fields and a recreation center.

Mazarick Park

1368 Belvedere Ave.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1547

Call for additional information

Some fees apply

Offers picnic areas, fishing in Glenville Lake, rowboat rentals, fitness trails, tennis courts, a baseball field and children’s play areas.

Rowan Park

W. Rowan St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1547

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Features picnic areas, playground and tennis courts, as well as a bandshell which hosts many community events and entertainment during the year.

Skating

Cleland Multipurpose Sports Complex

Reilly Rd.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

910-396-5127

Hours: Mon., Wed.& Fri. – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm; Tues. – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Fri. – 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm; Sat. – 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm & 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Sun. – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm;
Admission Charged

Open for public ice skating

D- Family Fun Attractions:
The Climbing Place

436 W. Russell Street

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-9638

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-11pm, Sun. 12:30pm-8:30pm.

Admission Charged

Climb roofs, corners, cracks, arches, slab, aretes and lead routes with a professionally-trained staff at this indoor climbing center and retail store.

Line Drive Batting Cages

Omni Plaza, 3701 Sycamore Dairy Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-487-1477

Hours: Sun.-Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat. 11am-11pm. Closed Christmas Day and Easter.

Admission Charged

Featuring softball, baseball and fast-pitch softball cages.

Mindboggle

Cross Creek Mall

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-867-8075

Hours: Mon.-Thur. 10am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-midnight, Sun. noon-8pm.

Arcade featuring more than 40 video games.

Mountasia Golf & Games

Omni Plaza, 3701 Sycamore Dairy Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-487-6000

Open 7 days a week; hours vary by season.

Admission Charged

Featuring 36 holes of miniature golf and a small game room.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum

116 Green St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1573 or 910-829-9171

Hours: Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9am-5pm, Wed. 9am-7pm (Free 1-7pm), Sat. 10am-5pm., Sun. 12pm-5pm.

Admission Charged

Hands-on exhibits where children can explore their world through creative role-playing and interaction. Exhibits include City Bank, Gro-Right Grocery, Fayetteville News and many more!

Fun Fun Fun

Omni Plaza, 3729 Sycamore Dairy Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-864-1307

Hours: 10am-10pm, 365 days per year

One of the largest family amusement centers in N.C. featuring more than 125 games and rides. Six lighted, hard courts

Water Parks

Fantasy Lake

5869 Permastone Lake Rd.,

Hope Mills, North Carolina

910-424-9999

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.

Admission Charged

A complete water park featuring water slides, paddle boats, trapeze swings, picnic areas with grills, video arcade and sandy beaches.

Lake Pines

1129 Lake Pines Dr. off Murchison Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends, 10am-7pm daily.

Admission Charged

This two-acre spring-fed lake features a sandy beach, picnic area, two volleyball courts, tennis court, two horseshoe courts, diving boards and slides.

Smith Lake Recreation Area

Smith Lake Rd.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

910-396-5979

Open May-Oct. 9am-7pm. Bike trails, camping and paintball open all year.

Admission Charged

Enjoy swimming, cable water-skiing, sandy beaches, paintball games, mountain bike trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, volleyball and basketball courts, paddleboats and a water ski pro shop.

Sports Center

5951 Cliffdale Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-864-3303

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Indoor swimming pool open to the public

Waldo’s Beach

Waldo’s Beach Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-423-8701

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. 10am-7pm.

Admission Charged

Enjoy beaches, picnic areas, paddleboat and canoe rentals, fishing, swimming pools and more.

Historic Sites

oric Places.

The Climbing Place

436 W. Russell St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-9638.

Admission Charged

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-11pm, Sun. 12:30pm-8:30pm.

Climb roofs, corners, cracks, arches, slab, aretes and lead routes with a professionally-trained staff at this indoor climbing center and retail store.

Fun Fun Fun

Omni Plaza, 3729 Sycamore Dairy Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-864-1307

Hours: 10am-10pm, 365 days per year

One of the largest family amusement centers in N.C. featuring more than 125 games and rides.

Jambbas Ranch

Tabor Church Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-484-2798 or 910-484-4808

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm. – Oct.-Mar.; April – Sept. open ’til 6pm.

Admission Charged

See animals in a natural habitat including buffalo, llamas, deer, elk, Watusi cows, sheep, ducks and peacocks.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-323-4233

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

For over 40 years, this award-winning theater has been delighting audiences with elaborate musicals, comedies and classic dramas, off-Broadway productions and children’s favorites — often featuring well-known stars of stage and screen.

Airborne and Special Operations Museum

100 Bragg Boulevard (at intersection of Hay Street)

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-483-3003

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. noon-5pm; Closed Mondays; Open Federal Holiday Mondays.

Admission Charged

One of the area’s premier attractions, this state-of-the-art educational facility houses exhibits and programs that highlight the honor, courage, duty, and heroic feats of this unique sector of our armed forces from its inception in 1940 to present-day operations. The facility is part of the Army museum system. Highlights include:

59,000 sq. ft. building with 23,000 sq. ft. main exhibit hall

240-seat large-screen theater featuring a specially-produced movie showing these forces in action

24-seat simulator that allows riders to “experience” a helicopter attack, parachute jump and off-road pursuit

Vivid life-size dioramas

Interactive displays

Rare artifacts

Memorial Garden, parade area and unit memorials on 6.5 acre site

Gift shop

The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum

Ardennes and Gela Streets

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-432-3443

Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. 11:30am-4pm, federal holidays 10am-4:30pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission Free

The museum houses over 3,000 artifacts from World War I through Operation Desert Storm. Weapons, helmets, uniforms, glider, photographs, aircraft, parachutes and other items are on display. Film shown each hour. Outdoor equipment displays.

The JFK Hall of Heroes

Ardennes St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

The JFK Hall of Heroes honors 19 Special Forces, three Rangers and 10 Indian Scout Medal of Honor recipients as well as three Australian Army Training Team (assigned to 5th SFGA in Vietnam) Victoria Cross recipients.

Lakeview Park Fishing Pier

3775 Waldo’s Beach Road

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-424-4814

Admission Charged

Call for days and hours of operation

Features 500-ft. fishing pier.

Fayetteville Rose Garden

Hull Road

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-678-8228

Bloom time: Mar.-Oct.

Admission Free

This beautiful garden, located on the campus of Fayetteville Technical Community College, features a wide variety of roses.

Arnette Park

2165 Wilmington Hwy.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-485-3161

Hours: -9pm (daylight saving time); Mon.-Sun. 9am-5pm (standard time).

Admission Charged

Features an 18-hole Frisbee golf course; picnic areas; nature trails; football, soccer, and softball fields; tennis courts; children’s play areas; horseshoe pits; and a sand-volleyball court.

Cleland Multipurpose Sports Complex

Reilly Rd.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

910-396-5127

Hours: Mon., Wed.& Fri. – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm; Tues. – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Fri. – 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm; Sat. – 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm & 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Sun. – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm;
Admission Charged

Smith Lake Recreation Area

Smith Lake Rd.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

910-396-5979

Open May-Oct. 9am-7pm. Bike trails, camping and paintball open all year.

Admission Charged

Enjoy swimming, cable water-skiing, sandy beaches, paintball games, mountain bike trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, volleyball and basketball courts, paddleboats and a water ski pro shop.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Annual Events

April

USA Climbing

The Climbing Place

910-486-9638

Local competition leading up to the National Climbing competition. All ages: indoor rock climbing.

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival

In and around downtown Fayetteville

910-323-1934.

This annual festival includes approximately 30 events that take place downtown and around town. The street fair includes arts and crafts vendors, food booths, and live entertainment on several stages as well as a Midway and a festival especially for for children, which is known as KidStuff. Opening with a beach music concert, the event cherished as “Fayetteville’s Favorite Festival” begins on the 4th Friday of each April.

Black River Festival

Rhodes Pond (Highway 301 North)

910-980-5593

Rural Arts & Bluegrass Festival located beside Rhodes Pond and Black River. Fishing events will also be held.

September

Remax Intl World Long Drive Competition Final

Carver’s Falls Golf Range & Pro Shop

910-488-4481

The Remax World Long Drive Championship is the premier grass-roots golf event in the world and the local competition gives an opportunity to all ages to become the next world champion. Don’t miss you chance!

Sandhills Sankota Festival

Mendoza Park in Spring Lake

910-497-7657

The festival celebrate rural African American heritage and features the Miss Sankofa Queen pageant, gospel, Blues & Jazz Musicians, Arts & Crafts, food & Clothing Vendors, educational exhibits, and a the best variety entertainment in the Sandhills.

Greek Festival

St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

910-484-2010

This festival is usually held in September.

International Folk Festival

Hay Street, Downtown Fayetteville

910-323-1776

Over 30 nations will celebrate the diversity of the region with food, costumes and the parade of nations

Fayetteville After Five

Fayetteville Museum of Art

910-485-5121

Bring the entire family to Fayetteville Museum of Art for music, food & Fun.

October

Free Day at the Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

910-486-0221

Come stroll through 85 acres over looking Cross Creek and the Cape Fear River.

Haunted Hayride

Arnette Park

910-321-6506

Join us for a scenic hayride through Arnette Park and a brief stop at our “haunted house” The Marlowe Mansion.

Historic Hauntings: A Ghastly Ghost Tour

Downtown Fayetteville

910-486-0739

This annual special event features “ghostly” re-enactors and story tellers highlighting the history of Fayetteville and telling some of the spookier legends from Fayetteville’s history. The special hayrides depart every half-hour starting at 6pm.

Annual Pet Walk & Howl-O-Ween Festival

Mazarick Park

910-988-0990

There will be a Pet Walk, obedience competitions, Frisbee contest, a photo contest (so cats and other non canines are not left out!) and a pet and human costume contest. Also, the annual Friends for Life Tunnel Race will be held and there will be a “No-Fleas” Market for new and used pet items.

December

The Singing Christmas Tree

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church

910-484-3191

A Fayetteville tradition for 25 years, this production features 200 singers, 2 hand bell choirs and a 40 piece orchestra.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Various Homes

910-483-6009

Tour five lovely homes decorated festively for the Christmas season.

Arts and Entertainment

The Crown Center

1960 Coliseum Dr.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-323-5088

Call for additional information

Concerts, sporting events, family shows and theater productions are offered year-round. It includes a 13,500-seat Crown Coliseum, 60,000 sq. ft. Expo Center, 11,200 sq. ft. Pre-function Area and Ballroom, 5,300-seat Arena and a 2,430-seat Auditorium.

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

5400 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-4690

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

The local symphony performs several concerts a year. Reeves Auditorium, Methodist College.

North Carolina Symphony

Reeves Auditorium, Methodist College. 5400 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-868-3213

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

Based in Raleigh, the North Carolina Symphony performs several concerts in Fayetteville each year featuring guest artists.

Theatre

Cameo Theatre

225 Hay St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-6633

Open 7 nights a week, call for schedule

Admission Charged

Restored to 1920’s splendor, this intimate downtown theater shows classic, independent and foreign films. Open for just two and one half years, the CAMEO Art House Theatre was recognized nationally in the official program book of the Sundance Film Festival. In an article titled “Beyond the Maddening Multiplex”, Fayetteville’s CAMEO was pictured along with just four other theatres from around the country. The CAMEO was selected for its commitment and quality.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-323-4233

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

For over 40 years, this award-winning theater has been delighting audiences with elaborate musicals, comedies and classic dramas, off-Broadway productions and children’s favorites — often featuring well-known stars of stage and screen.

Fayetteville State University Theatre Program

1200 Murchison Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-486-1006 or 910-486-1571

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

The theater produces three plays a year featuring the works of African-American and other playwrights.

Gilbert Theater

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-678-7186

Call for Schedule

Admission Charged

A non-profit theater with a volunteer staff dedicated to providing contemporary, socially relevant, and entertaining theater as well as the classics, and original works by local playwrights.

Methodist College Monarch Theatre

5400 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-630-7000

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

The theater presents a variety of productions year-round.

Stage Door Theatre

934 Cambridge St.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-322-2873

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

Features improvisational comedy

Every Friday and Saturday night.

Several scripted performances are produced each year.

Sports

Baseball

J.P. Riddle Stadium. 2823 Legion Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-426-5900

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

Fayetteville Swamp Dogs season runs from early June through the middle of August

Basketball

The Fayetteville Patriots

At the Crown Coliseum

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-213-1000

The season runs from November through March. Tickets

Admission Charged

A member of the National Basketball Development league, Come and watch the future of the NBA.

Arena Football

The Cape Fear Wildcats

At the Crown Coliseum

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-222-WILD

The season runs from March through August

Admission Charged

Don’t miss one minute of the action when they play. It’s a 50-yard indoor war!

Hockey

The Cape Fear FireAntz

At the Crown Coliseum

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-321-0123

The season runs from October through March.

Admission Charged

It’s action on ice as the skate.

Auto Racing

Fayetteville Motor Sports Park

Doc Bennett Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-484-3677

Open: Mar-Oct, Sunday 10 am, sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association. April -Sept., Sat. nights, 7 pm. Streetcar Madness, Fri. nights 5-10 pm.

The drag strip features Professional E.T. and Street E.T. drag racing on a 1/4 mile track with a 200-foot concrete starting line. The speedway features stock car dirt-track racing on an oval .4-mile clay track

Golf

ReMax World Long Drive Championship

910-488-4481

Call for exact date and time

Each year Carvers Falls Golf Range & Pro Shop hosts state qualifying rounds for the Championship.

Tennis

Arnette Park

2721 Wilmington Hwy.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-485-3161

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Eight hard courts (four lighted)

Fort Bragg Tennis Club

Normandy Dr., Bldg. #1-5426,

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

910-436-1171

Call for hours of operation

Admission Charged

Six lighted, hard courts. Open to civilians.

Massey Hill Park

1612 Camden Rd.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1547

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Two lighted, hard courts

Mazarick Park Tennis Center

1612 Belvedere Ave.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

910-433-1576

Call for additional information

Admission Free

Eight lighted, hard courts