A few days ago, my mom, dad and I made a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, to get away for a few days. We weren’t entirely sure of how exactly we were going to fill our days while we were there, but one thing was certain; we were going to be paying a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I can say that visiting this location completely fulfilled all of my expectations, and if you’re a fan of rock music, it is an absolute must-see.
My parents and I arrived at the Hall of Fame around 11am, and we didn’t leave until after 6pm. The place is huge, and with six floors, it’s easy to see why it takes up most of the day.
The largest exhibit area is located on the bottom floor of the building, with specialty exhibits filling the remainder of the floors. There are two theatres in the building as well, and we watched a couple of different short films depicting the history of rock music and those responsible for bringing it to life.
There’s an entire music room on the second floor consisting of a multitude of top of the line instruments for visitors to play, and there’s also an option to take pictures and have them photoshopped onto a cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
It was honestly a little overwhelming seeing the tremendous collection of memorabilia that lines the walls of the Hall of Fame, and at times, I wasn’t sure of where to look. Whether it was actual clothing worn by Mick Jagger, Angus Young’s guitar, or original setlists handwritten by the Eagles, there were plenty of things to keep my eyes occupied. Seeing Angus’ guitar was certainly a highlight, but the collection of Jimi Hendrix’s clothing, drawings and guitars were also incredible.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 100 per cent worth visiting, and if you ever get the opportunity to do so, take it and run with it.