We continued on Hwy 2 (instead of the pothole and traffic!) ridden Interstate 80 across the top of Ohio, through Toledo (with its very nice Costco!!) into Cleveland.
Some might ask: Cleveland??? We found the American Wilderness RV Campground (advertised as “closest” to Cleveland) and it would have been nice to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park (featuring the rural landscape along the Cuyohoga River) but…
Our destination was The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame — and it was a great stop! Get a taste at www.rockhall.com if you’re interested in music!
Rock Hall is a 7-story, pyramid-shaped building with key exhibits/theaters on the lower levels. Covid restricted entrance to theaters but the overall museum was open (does this make sense??). Masks required — and it was fairly crowded.
The Hall introduces rock as starting with blues musicians and really taking off during the Elvis era — and there are great interactive exhibits including photos, video, costume galleries and music. Every music genre is presented: blues, rock, country, punk, rap. And, many genres are associated with cities providing a nice historical picture (Memphis and rock’s initial days, Detroit and Motown, San Francisco and the Summer of Love…).
Items you might not associate with Rock ‘n Roll at first glance: 55 years of Super Bowl Halftime Shows with details regarding logistics, artists, support personnel, staging, weather! And, almost 40 years of Dick Clark and American Bandstand — who knew almost every major (and minor) artist appeared on that show and frequently had a very low-key conversation with Dick Clark?
Equally surprising was the surrounding Cleveland harbor area on Lake Erie – recently redeveloped, super clean, high end condos and gorgeous views!