Take A Hike and is sponsored by the Cleveland Gateway District. The tours are led by actors and actresses portraying important Clevelanders from the past. Each tour lasts about an hour and a half. Did I mention it was free? But donations are encouraged.
The different tours are:
Gateway District Tour every Wednesday at 6 PM meeting at the Arcade (401 Euclid Ave.)
Warehouse District Tour every Saturday at 10 AM merting at Constantino's Market (1278 W 9th St.)
Playhouse Square Tour every Tuesday at 6 PM meeting at the State Theater Lobby (1519 Euclid Ave)
Canal Basin Park Tour every Sunday at 10 AM meeting at Settler's Landing RTA Station (1025 W. Superior Ave.)
Civic Center Tour every Thursday at 6 PM meeting at the Old Stone Church (91 Public Square)
But you will have to hurry if you want to take a tour this year. They only go until September 16. After all we're talking Cleveland and it could snow in October. I'm guessing the guides have other places to be after the 16th--like school perhaps. Hopefully they will all be back next year.
But the mention of snow brings up the other place on my list and it is nearing the season although any time would be a great time for seeing the original Christmas Story House. The house has been restored to look like the actual set of the movie. There is also a museum and gift shop and yes, leg lamps for sale. As the brochure says, "Take home your own major award." But be careful. It's FRAGILEEEEE.
The Christmas House is located at 3159 W. 11th St. Check out their website for more information.
There you have it! Who said there's nothing to do around here?