Cleveland State University is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, a renaissance city gaining national positive attention. The conference hotel and law school are steps from Playhouse Square, the largest theater district outside of New York City. The vibrant downtown scene is filled with restaurants, entertainment and night life, and a short commute takes you to world class museums, an “emerald necklace” of parks, and a growing number of exciting neighborhoods brimming with new shops, eateries and local energy.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The city that fostered rock and roll holds music’s crown jewel, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the premier destination for experiencing firsthand the history of iconic music.
The country's largest performing arts center outside of New York is mere seconds away as Playhouse Square has something for everyone with over 1000 Broadway shows, dance, comedy, musical concerts and special events annually.
Quicken Loans Arena
Home to the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Cleveland Gladiators (AFL) and Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), “The Q” hosts world-class concerts and shows among its 200+ yearly events.
First Energy Stadium
Home of the Cleveland Browns (NFL), First Energy Stadium is known for rabid fans and atmosphere in the stadium and surrounding neighborhood on game days.
Just more than a long home run from campus, Progressive Field is home of the Cleveland Indians (MLB).
An extensive system of parks throughout the Greater Cleveland area, The Cleveland Metroparks span over 21,000 acres and include hundreds of miles of bicycle trails, and several golf courses, fishing spots, picnic areas and nature education centers.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
One of the oldest and largest zoos in the country, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts several marvelous exhibits including the RainForest, the African Savanna, Northern Trek and the Australian Adventure.
Performing regularly in the beautiful Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra is widely considered to be one of the top performing orchestras in the United States.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Featuring one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of art, the Cleveland Museum of Art displays more than 30,000 pieces of art spanning more than 5,000 years.
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Featuring 10 acres of beautiful greenery, The Cleveland Botanical Garden was developed 1930 and was the first of its kind in an American city.
Located in the historic Higbee Building, the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is a rare casino integrated in the heart of a city, and offers a gaming options.
East Fourth Street
Immersed in the heart of the action just blocks from Cleveland-Marshall, East Fourth Street futures top restaurants, live music, world-class comedy, nightlife and even bowling.
Tower City Center
Only a mile away from the law school, Tower City Center is a multi-purpose urban hotspot with over 100 specialty shops, six full-service restaurants, a food court and an 11-screen theater.
Cleveland Riverfront Flats
Utilizing scenery at the bank of the Cuyahoga River, the Flats is a redeveloping entertainment district with restaurants, bars, a comedy club and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.
Home to the historic West Side Market, Ohio City has become a cultural hot spot known for its dining and brewery options.
A historic neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland, Tremont hosts several yearly festivals in addition to its popular art museums, local shops, restaurants and pubs.