A couple of weekends ago, we got to go check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum up in Cleveland, Ohio for the first time ever and it was both a blast and exhausting. I’ll explain in a bit, but first let me just say that it was so incredible to see so many pieces of musical history. Whether it was a guitar, or an outfit, or a handwritten page of lyrics, what an amazing collection of where music has been.
I have a lot of pictures to share with you, we took as many as we could while dealing with a toddler who wasn’t really interested in the slow pace that is typical of viewing museum pieces. The 9 year old loved it – he loved seeing all of the different guitars and asked a million questions. I think he’s at the perfect age to introduce to a museum like the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame because of his curiosity and willingness to watch the short movies and listen to music. Toddlers? I don’t know that I would take them given a second chance. The slow walking pace, mixed with the crowds and music was an odd combination for them.
This display. I totally fan-girled when I saw this one. I’m so glad no one was really around (Hint: the museum opens at 10am on Sundays, get there when they open to beat the crowds!) because I would have used the stroller as a plow to get closer!
Seriously guys, these outfits gave me goosebumps. It was really cool to be that close to something Beyonce herself wore.
What we loved:
The exhibits – so much history, so many “what were they wearing?!” moments
The location – right on the lake! We were able to see many boats, a small airplane land at an airport right by us, and we even went on a 2-hour cruise tour of Cleveland!
Easy to split your day into exploring the hall of fame and museum with the science center next door, or have a picnic next to the lake
What we would change:
I don’t know how feasible it is, but a fun kid’s music area, with instruments they can play, a mini-stage with microphones… something really fun and cool for kids to explore and make their own. This would give kids the chance to play, stretch their legs (if they were in strollers), work up an appetite for a snack and let parents get some cute photos!
There isn’t much else! I mean, yes it’s geared towards adults and even teenagers, but it has the potential to be an amazing family destination. Things we can’t change would just be that our kiddos didn’t like the slow pace and being in the stroller. As they get older, that won’t be an issue anymore.
Adults = had a blast
Kids = 1 of 3 had fun, the other 2 don’t remember a thing
Thinking about visiting the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland?
You can find all of the information you’ll need to order your tickets, directions and parking, and more. When you visit, make sure to add #MyRockHall to all of your social media photo shares! You can find our photos on Instagram that we shared during our visit!
Tickets were provided for our visit to faciliate this review.