Cleveland sits on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes. It is home to the #2 healthcare system in the United States, the Cleveland Clinic. We are proud to offer three major sports franchises, including the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland is also home to the number one theater district between New York City and Chicago, the world class Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, fine dining and entertainment, four beautiful seasons, both new and historic neighborhoods, and the roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point.
10 Facts About Cleveland...
Population: The five county population is nearly 2,000,000 people.
Cleveland was founded by General Moses Cleaveland
. As the story goes, the name was reduced to "Cleveland" when the local newspaper discovered the name was one character too long for its masthead.
, who won four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, was from Cleveland
A suburban home in Cleveland was the setting for the beloved film
"A Christmas Story
." It has since been purchased on eBay, renovated to an exact replica of the house in the film.
Cleveland is home to the world's largest indoor Ferris wheel, built in 1985. It stands more than 120 feet high.
Joe Schuster and Jerry Siegel created the famous comic hero Superman
, where they were born.
The world's largest rubber stamp, created for the Standard Oil Company
, has a home in Cleveland's Willard Park.
The Cleveland Metroparks system, unofficially called the “Emerald Necklace,” spans almost 23,000 acres.