The 44th National Stereoscopic Association Convention

2018 3D-Con

July 17-23, 2018 • Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside • Independence, OH

Local Information and Things to Do

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Cleveland Museum of Art - founded in 1913 "for the benefit of all the people forever." One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.

Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall - Regarded by many music-lovers as one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra.

USS Cod Submarine Memorial/ - U.S.S. Cod (SS 224) is a World War II era GATO class fleet submarine. The 312-ft, (95-m) 1,525-ton submarine's keel was laid on July 21, 1942 at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, Connecticut. Cod was launched on March 21, 1943 and took place in numerous sea battles and rescues. The USS COD Submarine is open for visitors every day from May 1 through September 30.

Progressive Field - Cleveland Indians ballpark seats more than 43,000 people and features three levels of suites and a large-tiered stadium club.

Playhouse Square located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is the "world's largest theater restoration project," and the country's largest performing arts center outside New York City (eclipsed only by Lincoln Center), Northeast Ohio's home for touring Broadway shows, concerts, comedy, opera, dance and children's programming.

West Side Market - Built in 1912, this thriving public market and architectural landmark offers fresh produce, meat, dairy products and a delicious variety of prepared foods.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Secluded in a valley away from downtown, more than 3,000 animals live here, spread over 183 rolling, wooded acres. The zoo features one of the largest primate collections in North America and its iconic Elephant Walk.

Christmas Story House - Ralphie's house, restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours and overnight stays. Directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, located on the bank of the Cuyahoga River, was built in The Powerhouse, a late 19th century brick landmark that generated electric power for Cleveland's streetcar lines. The aquarium, which opened in 2012, made the most of the building's historic features to accommodate its 5000 creatures.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tracks the evolution of this musical and cultural phenomenon through more than 50 exhibits. The world's foremost museum devoted to the celebration and preservation of rock & roll music.

Cleveland Indians Baseball - Fan exuberance is a big part of the fun. Progressive Field ranked as the No. 1 fan favorite baseball stadium in a Sports Illustrated poll. The sense of history and "baseball intelligence" of home fans helped push the stadium to the top.

Cleveland Botanical Garden brings your senses to life. Delight in flowers and plants that smell like popcorn or chocolate. Explore two continents through one door. Lose yourself in 20 unique gardens lush with dazzling color and uncommonly beautiful plants. Experience the rainforest and desert biomes of the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is close by, but seems worlds away from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or bike the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal. Visit waterfalls, history centers, camp, kayak, and enjoy music in the Valley.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad - The history of trains in the Cuyahoga Valley stretches back more than 100 years. In 1880, the Valley Railway began operations, transporting coal to Cleveland, Akron, and Canton from the Tuscarawas River Valley and providing passenger service along the way. Interest in the line was renewed in 1972 as a scenic excursion route, operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.

The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area - designated by Congress - to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow. Visited by millions of bikers and hikers annually, the scenic Towpath Trail stretches 87 miles along the canal.

Jack Casino - Housed in the former Higbee Department Store located in downtown Cleveland, a mainstay for Clevelanders from the 1930s through the 1980s. Visitors might recognize the building from the 1983 movie, A Christmas Story. The Casino operators restored the building's woodwork and brass doorways, maintained the high ceilings, and added other touches to channel the store's air of elegance. The completely smoke-free building located in the heart of downtown, free to enter and open 24-7.

Great Lakes Science Center tackles questions like What's it like to travel to space? Can you really create a mini tornado? How do MRI machines work? through hundreds of cool exhibits and films that make science, technology, engineering and math come alive for people of all ages.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History features permanent and traveling exhibits that illustrate and interpret science and the natural world to visitors. Dioramas, displays and interactives allow visitors to experience the past, see the formation of the universe and explore the lives of early humans without leaving the building. The "living galleries" of the Perkins Wildlife Center provide an up-close understanding of nature and the importance of preserving it. Explore Sears Hall of Human Ecology, Reinberger Hall of Astronomy, Ohio Archaeology, the Wade Gallery of Gems & Jewels, Kirtland Hall of Prehistoric Life and the recently renovated Human Origins Gallery.

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