Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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WalterC WalterC
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Definitely visit, especially if you are into music Jul 29, 2015
Located along the shores of Lake Erie, the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a well-known attraction in Cleveland. But is it worth visiting?

As the name would indicate, it is basically a Hall of Fame for music stars. Kind of like the ones for sports, as a different musician gets inducted each year, for their accomplishments and the impact that they made on the music industry. There was even a little display for the ones entering in the current year, at the bottom floor.

And that is where the museum exhibition begins, at the bottom floor, starting with the history of rock and roll music. It goes back to its roots, and how it grew over time, with influences from different types of music, like blues, gospel, and even country music. And then the different artists (like Elvis and the Beatles) and the cities that help rock music to this day. There are different displays on all these elements. A lot to see, and pretty interesting, as this is easily the most extensive floor.

There are at least 4 more floor of exhibits. There is the architect of rock music, and a display of audio devices over the years. Like one of the very first phonograph, or the Walkman or boom box of the 80’s, or more currently, an I-Pod. Plus a wall of signatures of those who made it into the RnR HOF. And a little section on the magazine, Rolling Stone. The top 2 floors have a temporary exhibition, which was about the photographer, Herb Pitts, when I was there. It may be something else by the time of your visit.

There are films to watch, but since I was limited on time, I did not get to see them, and can’t comment on them. And you can get some good views of Lake Erie from the museum. Plus the museum building itself is nice to look at, a glass pyramid.

So is it worth visiting? I definitely think so, even if it is a bit overpriced. It is a nice place to visit when the weather outside is not so nice! And a must for anyone who is really into history of music.

It is open late at least once a week, which is always a major plus for me. Check the web site or call to make sure, as it can change with the seasons.
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Cho says:
Thanks for sharing, Walter. You mentioned about it being a bit over priced. When I was there in the late 1990s the admission fee was $12. Must be much more now.
Posted on: Sep 02, 2015
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