Cle Loves Cheap Thrills!

Looking to have fun while saving a few bucks? The great thing about Cleveland is that you can be out and about all day without spending a dime.

Here’s some of the best free attractions the city has to offer:

Cleveland Museum of Art - Located in University Circle, The Cleveland Museum of Art is a world-renowned museum that is located right in our city.  General admission is free, but the museums travelling exhibits do come with an admission fee.

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse - The city owned botanical garden has beautiful themed gardens, specialty plant collections and seasonal floral displays.

Maria’s Field of Hope - Stroll through more than 50 acres of sunflowers while reflecting a bit on life. Dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer, the field will be sure to take your breath away.
   Note: Donations encouraged

Wade Oval Wednesdays - Grab your lawn chairs and head to Wade Oval for a free bit of ‘hump day’ fun after work. Live music, Cleveland summer weather and your closest friends from all around the city? Perfect.

Edgewater Live - Every Thursday, Cleveland’s beloved Edgewater Beach turns into an all out party during Edgewater Live. Walk right up to the beach to enjoy live music and fun. Food trucks are on-site, so bring a few bucks in case something sparks your appetite.

International Women’s Air and Space Museum - Learn all about women in aviation by checking out the museum’s permanent and traveling exhibits.

Stearns Homestead - The last working, educational farm in Ohio is located right outside of the city! With more than 40 acres to roam, admission is free and you can pay a small fee to feed the farm animals.

NASA Glenn Research Center tours - Free with a proper form of identification, see the behind-the-scenes of Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center. Tours are a mix of entertainment and education. Childhood astronaut dreams coming true?! Uh… yes!

Trolley Rides - With a tagline ‘smile and ride free’, the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s three trolley lines will take you around the city in one of the most adorable rides you can catch!

Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios - With more than 170,000 square feet of art galleries, studios and performance spaces, 78th Street Studios will be sure to entertain. Visit the space during the Watch It Wednesday demonstrations or Third Friday art shows.

West Side Market - While you’ll probably spend some cash on some of the almost impossible to resist goodies behind the market’s glass cases, admission to the market is free and makes for a wonderful day out in the city.

Cleveland Institute of Music - Free concerts? That’s like music to a non-profit professional’s ears! There’s frequently shows playing at the Institute of Music - check its website before heading out to make sure the one you’re interested in has no tickets required.

Athleta and Lululemon Workout Classes - Break a sweat at the Crocker Park or Beachwood locations of Athleta, for free! Check out the store's calendar to find a workout class that suits you and register in advance for your free spot. Same goes for lululemon!

And, of course, there's the city's wonderful parks, lakefront access and green spaces. Check out our Cool in Cleveland map to find a patch of (free!) green space and take in all the city's beauty. 

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