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Rain or Shine Family Fun in Cleveland

A baby oragutan stares at the camera from next to its mother.
Oragutans at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Photo © David, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Looking for family activities in Cleveland? Author Douglas Trattner has you covered, rain or shine!

Top Choices for Sun-Soaked Cleveland Family Fun

Take in a baseball game at Progressive Field. To snag player autographs, arrive up to 45 minutes before the first pitch and head to sections 125-134 or 169-175.

Hop aboard the Goodtime III for a narrated cruise on Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. Bring a camera to capture the amazing skyline.

What child doesn’t love primates? Go bananas at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, with its gorillas, chimps, lemurs, and baboons.

Rainy Day in Cleveland? No Problem.

Manageable in size, completely undercover, and loaded with 42 tanks filled with one million gallons of water and thousands of fish, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is a great place to kill an hour or so in inclement weather.

The Museum of Natural History is loaded with cool stuff: a Foucault pendulum, tyrannosaur and stegosaur skeletons, and a planetarium, to name a few.

Take the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through the scenic forests, wetlands, and prairies of the lush Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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