Visit Cleveland: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has been around since the mid 1990’s when a group of leading music industry heavyweights decided it was about time that musicians were celebrated.
Discussions began as far back as 1985 and 10 years later, the first inductees were honored in an elaborate dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The original Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were all legends and included: Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, James Brown, the Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and the infamous, Little Richard.
Since then, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has become world renowned. It takes a lot for any musician to receive a nomination and the road to receive such honors is long and arduous, however, for those chosen few, it marks a lifetime of achievement.
In 2012, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum inducted Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, and 13 others. There are also a few who have received multiple inductions, like George Harrison, Paul Simon and Neil Young.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum receives approximately 500,000 visitors each year. Since they opened the doors, over 8 million tourists have assembled from all walks of life to spend the day admiring their heroes of the music industry.
The majority of Cleveland tourists love to walk through the many rooms within the museum as they gaze upon priceless artifacts, such as John Lennon’s guitar and leather jacket. Still others prefer to experience the history of rock and roll through the archives of printed works, like lyrics to their favorite songs and hand written sheet music.
This is perhaps one of the most unique Cleveland tourist attractions, because of the massive library within the walls. They include video and audio recordings, journals, magazines, songbooks and even interviews.
Of all the things to do in Cleveland, this museum receives the most attention and draws the largest crowds because of their insistence of recognition. The massive 150,000 square feet with 7 floors guarantees thrills and excitement.
If you are planning a trip to the Cleveland area and wish to visit the museum, there are plenty of Cleveland downtown hotels that will gladly provide you with exceptional accommodations. In fact, there are packages offered by DoubleTree, Hilton, the Hyatt and more to ensure that your stay is perfectly planned.