Sure, you used to be able to do this stuff in Cleveland. But those days are over, cowboy. Deal with it.
Surfing Lake Erie
No more getting up at the crack of dawn to ride the 20 foot curls out on Lake Erie. Progress and pollution killed that buzz.
Hang Gliding From The Terminal Tower
Ask your parents. They did it all the time. The city stopped hang gliding from tall buildings in Cleveland around 1984.
Walking Through Drew Carey’s Childhood Home Uninvited
Lots of Clevelanders remember piling into the family station wagon and driving over to Drew Carey’s childhood home. No matter the time of day or night, you could walk through and imagine what it would be like to live there.
The Downtown Ferris Wheel
In 1989, the city dismantled the famous 2000-foot tall Cleveland Rocks Ferris Wheel. Three families were discovered living in several of the cars.
Pickled Ed’s Dart Bar
How many nights did you find yourself slinging darts at Pickled Ed’s at closing time? Forget it. Pickled Ed passed in 2005, and the family sold the bar the next year.
Cleveland Fly Swatter Museum
After church, you’d take a lazy Sunday drive to the Cleveland Fly Swatter Museum and look at all the great swatters from the 1890s through the 1930s.
Donnelly’s Disco and Scar Bar
Saturday nights in the 70s meant the whole gang would head to Donnelly’s Disco to line dance and compare scars. Those good times are over.