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Spirits of the Circle Tour: A Spooky Walk Through University Circle

October 15, 2022

Join us for a night of history, oddities, and spooky stories as you make your way around University Circle. Explore stops like the Cozad-Bates House, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Amasa Stone Chapel in this roughly 2-mile walk.

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CirclePass

January 01, 2021 - December 31, 2023

Three amazing attractions. One great price. Save 25% off admission to Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland History Center, and Cleveland Museum of Natural History with CirclePass. Proudly sponsored by PNC.

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Cozad-Bates House

The Cozad-Bates House is the only pre-Civil War home remaining in University Circle. A new interpretive center, open Saturdays from Noon-4:00 p.m., highlights this area’s history as a center of anti-slavery activism.

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Cleveland History Center

The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents, and artifacts from a variety of collections.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden

Explore an ever-changing urban escape where you can find enrichment and inspiration.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts.

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Discover the world beyond your backyard at the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

moCa Cleveland

As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, moCa Cleveland is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Free admission for all!

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Welcome to University Circle, Ohio’s Most Spectacular Square Mile!

Home to world-renowned museums, prestigious universities, nationally recognized hospitals, eclectic restaurants, beautiful parks, and cozy spaces. Start exploring today!

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1. Little Italy Cleveland Visitor Center

Established in the late 19th century, Cleveland’s Little Italy nei...

2. University Circle Inc.

University Circle Inc. (UCI) is the community service corporation respon...

Museums & Galleries

1. Amore Gallery

Kate GeracÍ is a Cleveland based artist with a light-filled galle...

2. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) sustains Ohio’s...

3. Cleveland Botanical Garden

Visit Cleveland Botanical Garden at a discount with CirclePass, Universi...

4. Cleveland History Center

The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Nort...

5. Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery

CIA's Reinberger Gallery supports the creative work of professional arti...

6. Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of i...

7. Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Visit Cleveland Museum of Natural History at at discount with CirclePass...

8. Dittrick Medical History Center

The Dittrick Medical History Center is dedicated to the study of the med...

9. Dunham Tavern Museum

Dunham Tavern Museum is now open for tours by appointment only. Please c...

10. Italian American Museum of Cleveland

Through world-class exhibits, immersive programs and 21st-century collab...

11. moCa Cleveland

Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) plays an urgent and ...

12. The Sculpture Center

The Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to t...

13. Verne Gallery

The Verne Gallery, as described by President Michael Verne, represents "...

Music, Performance & Film

1. Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

In more than 60 years, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (formerly Y...

2. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque (Peter B. Lewis Theater)

Face masks, though always recommended, must be worn by filmgoers only wh...

3. Cleveland Institute of Music Kulas Hall

Located at the world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music, the 535-seat...

4. Cleveland Institute of Music Mixon Hall

Located at the world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music, the 235-seat...

5. Karamu House

Located just two miles south of University Circle, Karamu House is a pla...

6. Maltz Performing Arts Center

One of only a few projects of its kind in the country, the Maltz Perform...

7. Piano Cleveland

The roots of the CIPC were established in 1974 with a biennial competiti...

8. The Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall)

Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland O...

9. The Music Settlement

A hidden gem of University Circle, The Music Settlement offers music the...

Parks & Gardens

1. Cleveland Cultural Gardens

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are located along Martin Luther King Jr. ...

2. Doan Brook Watershed Partnership

The Doan Brook watershed encompasses about a 12 square mile area in the ...

3. Fine Arts Garden (Wade Lagoon)

Adjoining the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Garden features the...

4. Rockefeller Park

Named after John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, Rockefeller Pa...

5. Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse offers visitors an escape into colorful, ico...

6. Toby's Plaza

Designed by James Corner Field Operations, Toby's Plaza is a unique and ...

7. Tony Brush Park

Tony Brush Park, located at the intersection of Random and Mayfield Rds....

8. Wade Oval

Wade Oval is one of northeast Ohio's premier public spaces, home to even...

Universities & Libraries

1. Benedictine High School

Benedictine High School is a Roman Catholic College Preparatory school o...

2. Case Western Reserve University

Ranking 37th in the country among national universities, Case Western Re...

3. Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is the main library supporting the teaching a...

4. Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited ind...

5. Cleveland Institute of Music

Since its founding in 1920, CIM has offered a world-class education to s...

6. Cleveland Montessori

Cleveland Montessori is the next chapter in the long history of educatio...

7. Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch

Curbside and walk-up service will begin at select locations including th...

8. Cleveland School of the Arts

Nestled in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood, the school is con...

9. Eleanor Squire Library at Cleveland Botanical Garden

The Eleanor Squire Library is a circulating library specializing in hort...

10. Harold T. Clark Library at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Harold T. Clark Library consists of more than 20,000 books and a 40,...

11. Ingalls Library & Museum Archives at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Ingalls Library mission is to support the museum’s current and...

12. Institute for Creative Leadership

Based in Northeast Ohio, Institute for Creative Leadership (ICL) is one ...

13. Mastery School of Hawken

Look closely, and you’ll see that today’s schools were built...

14. Research Library at the Cleveland History Center

The Research Library collections include published resources (250,000 bo...

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

1. American Cancer Society

Housed in University Circle, The American Cancer Society of Cleveland wo...

2. American Cancer Society - Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to s...

3. Centers for Dialysis Care

The CDC is a multi-facility organization that provides state-of-the-art ...

4. Circle Health Services

Circle Health Services, formerly known as The Free Medical Clinic of Gre...

5. Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic is a multispecialty academic medical center that in...

6. Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

Founded in 1921, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center began with the si...

7. Cleveland Sight Center

Cleveland Sight Center is a multi-faceted private agency providing educa...

9. Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center offers a full range of primary,...

10. Magnolia Clubhouse

Magnolia Clubhouse is a community-based center of psychosocial rehabilit...

11. Mt. Sinai Health Foundation

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation seeks to assist Greater Cleveland&r...

12. Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio, Inc. enhances th...

13. South Franklin Circle

Affiliated with Judson in University Circle.

14. Transplant House of Cleveland

Transplant House of Cleveland provides affordable temporary housing in a...

15. United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland

Founded in 1950, UCP of Greater Cleveland provides diverse programming f...

16. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the flagship facility o...

Historical Landmarks

1. Cozad-Bates House

The Cozad-Bates House is distinctive, and its history deserves a future....

2. East Cleveland Township Cemetery

The cemetery was founded on August 31, 1859 by the East Cleveland Townsh...

3. Hart Crane Memorial

Hart Crane was an East High School student, who published his first poem...

4. Hessler Historic District

The Hessler Rd. and Hessler Ct. Historic District was dedicated by Cleve...

5. Lake View Cemetery

Established in 1869, Lake View Cemetery occupies 285 acres of serene set...

6. The Alta House

From its beginnings as a settlement house for Italian Immigrants, the Al...

Places of Worship

1. Chabad at CWRU & University Circle

At Chabad, we are a 'home-away-from home' for tens of thousands of Jewis...

2. Church in the Circle (United Methodist Church)

Church In The Circle is a diverse and inclusive faith community that wel...

3. Church of the Covenant

Built in 1911, the Church of the Covenant was added to the National Regi...

4. Cleveland Friends Meeting

An unprogrammed Quaker Meeting and a member of the Lake Erie Yearly Meet...

6. Holy Rosary Church

Established in 1892 as an Italian parish, today Holy Rosary is a dynamic...

7. Mount Zion Congregational Church

United Church of Christ Church in University Circle.

8. Parkside Heights Church

Christian Church located a few blocks away from Case Western Reserve Uni...

9. Pentecostal Church of Christ

The Pentecostal Church of Christ (PCC) is the oldest Pentecostal congreg...

10. The Albert and Norma Geller Hillel Student Center

The Albert & Norma Geller Hillel Student Center at Case Western Rese...

11. The Temple-Tifereth Israel

This Jewish Temple in University Circle is now home to the Milton and Ta...

Shopping and Retail

1. Arko Picture Framing

Arko Picture Framing is located in Cleveland's historic Little Italy at ...

2. Art Etc. Picture Framing

Art Etc. Picture Framing is a full-service custom picture framing studio...

3. Artisan Gallery

Featuring handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver and genuine gemstones. ...

4. AT&T Store

Retailer providing wireless plans & a range of phones, devices &...

6. Christina Catherine

Custom tailor.

7. Cleveland Botanical Garden Store

The Garden Store is an inspiring place to shop for the gardener – ...

8. Cleveland History Center Gift Store

The museum store features items relative to Cleveland or made in Clevela...

9. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Store

Stop by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s store and find u...

10. Cleveland Orchestra Store

The Cleveland Orchestra Store at Severance Hall features clothing, jewel...

11. Cleveland Yoga

We are an inclusive and diverse community, and we can’t wait to me...

12. Desapri Design Studio

Desapri Design Studio offers hand crafted, one-of-a-kind, wearable works...

15. J&L Market and Garden Center

Established in 1962. Family-owned. Third generation. One of the largest ...

16. Keller Art Glass

Keller Art Glass is a decorative art glass studio, creating one-of-a-kin...

17. KinderCare Learning Center

KinderCare's talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path to...

18. Kiss of the Hands

The Kiss of the Hands is a small, family-owned specialty gift shop estab...

19. La Bella Vita

La Bella Vita is greater Cleveland’s destination for finer, casual...

20. Lee Heinen Studio

Paintings and prints.

21. Little Italy Wines

Although Little Italy Wines specializes in Italian wines, they are far f...

22. Mayfield Smoke Shop

The stop carries an extensive collection of imported, hand-rolled, premi...

23. Moonstruck CLE Vintage

Moonstruck is a carefully curated collection of vintage items, artwork, ...

24. Murray Hill Bolt & Spool

Bolt & Spool is a unique fabric store with little bits of this and t...

25. One to One Fitness

One to One Fitness is the premier Cleveland fitness center, equipped to ...

26. Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness Uptown is located directly across the street from t...

27. PNC Fairfax Connection

Built for and in collaboration with the Fairfax community with the suppo...

28. Premier Barber Lounge

Cleveland native, Antonio Stewart created and launched Premier Barber Lo...

29. Rite Aid

Rite Aid’s mission as a Pharmacy in Cleveland, OH is to improve th...

30. Segelin's Florist

Segelin's Florist is conveniently located in The Historic Tudor Arms Bui...

31. Small Screen Studios

Small Screen Studios features owner Sara Hoover’s original graphic...

33. Sweet Kiddles

Sweet Kiddles is a convenient, high-quality flexible childcare center th...

34. The Magnolia Clubhouse Shop

The Magnolia Clubhouse Shop is run by and benefits the programs of Magno...

35. The moCa Store

The store carries a wide range of witty, fun, and original gifts for spe...

36. The UPS Store

Store offering shipping, packaging, printing & other services, plus ...

37. Topsi Turvi

A delightfully different gift shop with handmade items for everyone! The...

38. Tremont Athletic Club

Tremont Athletic Club was started in 2014 with one principle in mind - C...

39. Tricia Kaman Studio Gallery

Tricia Kaman is an award-winning portrait and figurative artist who pain...

40. Urban Orchid and Plant House CLE

Urban Orchid is an award-winning, custom wedding florist. They focus on ...

41. Verizon Wireless

Cell phone store in Cleveland, Ohio

Hotels & Lodging

1. Courtyard by Marriott

The Courtyard Cleveland University Circle hotel is close to many area bu...

2. Glidden House Hotel

An impressive mansion built in 1910, Glidden House is a 60-room full ser...

3. Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic

Be greeted with sophisticated spaces and a warm metropolitan feel at the...

4. InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center

The perfect setting for guests accustomed to luxury. Two lounges, 24-hou...

5. InterContinental Suites

InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, the region’s only "wellne...

6. Residence Inn by Marriott

Settle in for a relaxing extended stay at Residence Inn Cleveland Univer...

7. Tudor Arms Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton - The Tudor Arms Hotel, in the historic Tudor Arms ...

Dining

1. Algebra Tea House

Algebra Tea House opened its doors in 2001 with the intention of having ...

2. Angelo's Nido Italia Restaurant

A landmark of historic Little Italy, Nido Italia has been catering and s...

4. Bibibop Asian Grill

A fast restaurant that brings the flavors and healthy ingredients of Sou...

5. Blue Sky Brews

Blue Sky Brew is a familiar environment to return to and read, talk, wor...

6. Borgata Bar

Positioned in the first floor of a one-hundred-year-old building in Litt...

7. Build the Pho

Experience the authentic flavors of Vietnam.

8. BurgerIM

Designed for you to mix-and-match, our selection of signature 3 oz patti...

9. C2 Restaurant

Experience the taste of the Mediterranean at C2 Restaurant, located in t...

10. Capo Steaks

Capo Steaks offers the Best Cheesesteaks west of Philly!

11. Chipotle Mexican Grill

Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burrito...

12. Chopstick Chinese Restaurant

Counter-serve eatery dispensing soups, stir-fries & other takeout-st...

13. Cleveland Cold Brew

For many, coffee is a daily necessity: They grab a cup on the way out th...

14. Corbo's Bakery

Italian cannoli, cakes & cookies dispensed, mostly to go, in an unas...

15. Cosmic Daves Rock Club

Offbeat counter-serve chain offering creative sandwiches & a classic...

16. Dunkin' Donuts

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17. Etna Ristorante

Original, contemporary Italian cuisine in a cozy "Old world" atmosphere ...

18. Euro Wafel Bar

Monday - Friday: 8:00pm - 2:00am

19. Falafel Café

Falafel Cafe Middle Eastern Cuisine provides delicious Middle Eastern fo...

20. Fluffy Duck Café

Located in the University Circle area of Cleveland across from the Main ...

21. Guarino's Restaurant

The oldest restaurant in Cleveland, OH, Guarino's has been in operation ...

22. Hell's Fried Chicken

American-style fried chicken restaurant.

23. Home Bistro

Serving dinner and weekend lunch Home Bistro is a new restaurant in Litt...

25. Indian Flame

Standard Indian fare & lunch buffet.

26. Insomnia Cookie

Located on the Case Western Reserve University campus, that delivers to ...

27. Jimmy John's

Counter-serve chain specializing in sub & club sandwiches, plus sign...

28. Kantina

Kantina, Cleveland’s newest Kosher restaurant, located in Universi...

29. Kenko Sushi and Teriyaki

For centuries, the Japanese culture has continuously laid the foundation...

30. Kung Fu Tea

Bubble tea specialist with a selection of other hot & cold drinks, i...

31. L'Albatros Brasserie + Bar

Owned by chef Zack Bruell, whose other restaurants include Parallax and ...

32. La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita has established a reputation for providing highest quality...

33. La Pizzeria

Bill and Kelley Salerno opened their full menu pizzeria in the fall of 2...

36. Lounge Leo

We are Lounge Leo, a family run cocktail bar/lounge located in Little It...

37. Mamma Santa's

An old-time, checkered-tablecloth, family-run eatery relied on for class...

38. Maxi's Bistro

Nestled in the heart of Cleveland’s Historic Little Italy, Maxi&rs...

39. Mia Bella Restaurant

Mia Bella is a family owned and operated restaurant named after our firs...

40. Michaelangelo's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Exquisite Italian cuisine prepared by our award winning Executive Chef, ...

41. Michelson and Morley

This restaurant on Case's campus honors the Michelson-Morley experiment ...

42. Mitchell's Ice Cream

Mitchell’s Ice Cream handcrafts their ice creams one small batch a...

43. Mount Granita Italian Ice

Made with Real Fruit & Love,Located in the Heart of Little Italy. C...

44. Murray Hill Market

Murray Hill Market (MHM) harkness back to a bygone era of the neighborho...

45. Nora

We pride ourselves on a menu that changes with the seasons, using local ...

46. North Residential Village Starbucks

Offering the best coffee and espresso drinks, and a selection of premium...

47. Otani Noodle

Here at Otani Noodle, we specialize in authentic, delicious ramen at an ...

48. Panera Bread

Counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, k...

49. Penn Station

Penn Station has developed a unique product line that demonstrates, in f...

50. Phusion Cafe

Our chefs specialize in authentic and delicious food. The staff at Phusi...

51. Pipe'N Hot Grill

Angela Sharpley has made sure that she knows everything about the restau...

52. Plum Market Kitchen

This urban market concept features all-natural, organic, and locally sou...

53. Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Good Vibes. Great Sandwiches.Soups, sandwiches, breakfast, and live musi...

54. Presti's Bakery

At present, Presti’s Bakery remains an integral part of Cleveland&...

55. Provenance Café at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Provenance Café features lunch, dinner, and snack options made in...

56. Provenance Restaurant at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Provenance is a 50-seat contemporary restaurant and lounge that features...

57. Rascal House Pizza

Pizza, buffalo wings, salads, subs & wraps, deli trays, and breakfas...

58. Rosso Gelato

Cheerful shop offering a variety of traditional gelato & sorbet flav...

59. Severance Restaurant

Modern American cuisine & cocktails offered in the refined, historic...

60. Sittoo's Pita & Salads

Traditional Lebanese food is awaiting you at Sittoo’s Pita & S...

61. Starbucks

CLOSED - CURRENTLY BEING RENOVATED Seattle-based coffeehouse chain know...

62. Subway

Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, w...

63. Table 45 at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center

In Table 45, Cleveland’s own Zack Bruell tantalizes the senses wit...

64. Tacologist

Tacos. Tequila. Margaritas.

65. Tavern of Little Italy

When a group of friends decided to bring something new to the historic n...

66. The Atrium at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

The University Hospitals Atrium is an airy open space central to the Uni...

67. The Coffee House at University Circle

International coffees & teas, soups, sandwiches, pasta & homemad...

68. THE DEN by Denny's

The menu has been created to focus on the hearty entrees and cravable fa...

69. The Garden Café at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

All year long, the Garden Café uses fresh ingredients to make art...

70. The Jolly Scholar

Sports bar, grill, and diner fare.

71. The Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot is an established fine dining desserts restaurant, dedicated ...

72. Trattoria on the Hill

Since 1984, Trattoria Roman Garden has served both locals and attracted ...

73. Uptown Nutrition

Uptown Nutrition serves healthy meal replacement shakes & energizing...

74. Urban Kitchen

Easygoing, low-key outlet offering classic comfort food staples from pan...

75. Valerio's Ristorante

Specializing in Italian cuisine, Valerio's has been a staple in Clevelan...

Real Estate

3. Axis at Ansel

Studio, 1-Bedroom, and 2-Bedroom Apartments See their special offers he...

4. Centric

Just four miles from downtown Cleveland, University Circle offers public...

5. Circle 118

Circle118 offers a comfortable home with all the convenience of urban li...

6. Circle North Project, Orlean Development and Dream Team Realty, Inc.

Come see!! The Orlean Company (developer) has partnered with DreamTeam R...

7. CircleEast Townhomes

CircleEast Townhomes is a newly constructed 20-unit gated rental communi...

8. Commodore Place Apartments

Our building was built in 1924 and was initially the "Commodore Hotel" i...

9. Euclid 116 Apartments

Located directly adjacent to the hotspot Uptown, the all new Euclid 116 ...

10. Glenville CircleNorth

Glenville CircleNorth is a brand new residential community located in Cl...

11. Hazel8

Welcome to Hazel 8 Apartments, where modern convenience meets visionary ...

12. Innova

Innova is a modern, amenity-rich residential community located in Clevel...

13. Judson Manor

Located in the heart of University Circle, Judson Manor offers old-world...

14. Judson Park

The Chestnut Hills neighborhood in Cleveland Heights is home to Judson P...

15. La Collina Little Italy

La Collina features 1, 2 & 3-bedroom luxury apartments, situated wit...

16. Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio

The mission of Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio (MAHO) is to provide a...

17. Montlack Realty

Montlack Realty offers a variety of apartments in Northeast Ohio includi...

18. One University Circle

Community Features 2800 Sq Ft fitness center Wellness Studio w/ Spin...

19. Park Lane Villa

Park Lane Villa is an exclusive hotel-style, luxury rental property that...

20. Parkside Dwellings

Built in 1909, this historic apartment building is a designated Clevelan...

21. The Triangle

This apartment building offers an on-site private fitness center, and is...

22. University East Apartments

About University East Apartments: In the heart of University Circle at M...

23. Uptown Apartments

This prime location, in the heart of Cleveland's University Circle neigh...

24. Waldorf Towers

On the top of the hill near Little Italy sits Waldorf Towers Apartments....

Transportation

1. Zipcar: 10831 Magnolia Dr.

Zipcar is University Circle's new car sharing service open to college st...

2. Zipcar: Ford Rd. Garage

Zipcar is University Circle's new car sharing service open to college st...

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