There is a good reason that many people who come raft the Ocoee River base their vacation out of Cleveland. The city is filled with lots of things to see and do, including a wide variety of family-friendly activities and attractions that don’t break the bank. Read through our budget smart guide of things to see and do in Cleveland and get ready to pack your trip full of lasting memories.
Cleveland Bradley County Greenway
The Cleveland Bradley County Greenway is a top attraction for locals and visitors alike. Five miles of unbroken, lighted path run along Mouse Creek, including legs along Fillauer Branch and through downtown Cleveland. The greenway creates bountiful opportunities for exercise and encounters with the stunning local nature.
Downtown Walking Tour
Downtown Cleveland is bursting with cultural and historical significance. One of the best ways to take it all in is with a self-guided walking tour. You can pick up a copy of the self-guided tour brochure at either the Chamber of Commerce offices located at 225 Keith Street, or at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, 200 Inman Street, where the tour begins.
Cheer on the local teams at a lively athletic event! Go check out the Cleveland Cougars’ website for schedules on when and where the teams will be playing. Rooting for a local team gives you the opportunity to celebrate with the locals and sample stadium food. Don’t forget to don your best blue shirt and bring your loudest cheering voice!
The Museum Center at 5ive Points
Experience Southern Appalachian history from the time of the Cherokees up to today. The museum is an enriching experience and offers both permanent and temporary, or, mini-exhibits that change throughout the year. The gift shop features works of art from local artists and if you are in need of an event space, multiple rental options are available.
Bradley County Farmers Market
Carts and truck beds brimming with locally grown produce grace the street at 3110 Peerless Road in Cleveland and create the perfect backdrop for a Summer day. The market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting in the Spring and running through the Fall.
Cleveland City Ballet
If your artistic side is clamoring for attention, don’t miss out on a performance by the Cleveland City Ballet. As the city’s oldest ballet studio, the instructors and students of the academy are dedicated to excellence that shows both on and off the stage. Check out the studio’s website for information on upcoming performances.
The cultural, historical and natural aspects of this city make for lots of fun things to see and do in Cleveland that will keep your family, friends and wallet grinning. Get the best of both worlds by basing your travel plans in the city and spending some time in the state parks too. We hope to see you on the river!