There’s no shortage of things to do in Cleveland: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cedar Point Amusement Park, shopping, live music and events, restaurants, bars, and sports. But did you know that you can see a statue that looks like it’s crying black tears? Or tour the original A Christmas Story house? How about a museum dedicated solely to contraception? Once you wander off the beaten path, you’ll be surprised by all the cool and unexpected experiences this little city in Ohio has to offer.

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01Eat kielbasa at West Side Market

You’ll find every kind of sausage under the sun at West Side Market: fresh, smoked, double-smoked, Polish, Hungarian, you name it. There are 100 stalls sprawling throughout this spacious market hall: butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese-makers, and sellers of spice and rice. Enjoying continuous usage since its construction in 1912, the beautiful barrel-shaped building has been repeatedly renovated and improved and has the airy feel of an aircraft hangar.