Guidebook for Lorain

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Guidebook for Lorain

Food Scene

Great food at a great price! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Chris' Restaurant
2812 W Erie Ave
Great food at a great price! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Best ice cream stand in town!
K Cream Korner
1207 W Erie Ave
Best ice cream stand in town!
Best burgers, fries, and shakes in town! Has free peanuts in open containers.
Five Guys
36050-A Detroit Rd
Best burgers, fries, and shakes in town! Has free peanuts in open containers.
This is one of the biggest shops of a local chocolatier. It has ice cream, a gift shop, and (of course) chocolates!
Malley's Chocolates
590 Dover Center Rd
This is one of the biggest shops of a local chocolatier. It has ice cream, a gift shop, and (of course) chocolates!
Upscale French restaurant with fine wines and fine dining. It is perched on the riverfront and offers beautiful views of the Vermilion River. The Vermilion Lighthouse and beach are a short walk away.
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Chez Francois Restaurant & Touche Bistro
555 Main Street
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Upscale French restaurant with fine wines and fine dining. It is perched on the riverfront and offers beautiful views of the Vermilion River. The Vermilion Lighthouse and beach are a short walk away.
Great food and drinks overlooking the Vermilion River. Live music (see schedule).
Quaker Steak & Lube
5150 Liberty Ave
Great food and drinks overlooking the Vermilion River. Live music (see schedule).
Watch your meal cooked Japanese style right at your table! Also has Sushi specials! $1 kids meal Sunday all day
Fujiyama
35840 Chester Rd
Watch your meal cooked Japanese style right at your table! Also has Sushi specials! $1 kids meal Sunday all day
This is the restaurant/bar at the marina. They have good food and a beautiful view.
Erie Steak & Seafood Co.
301 Lakeside Avenue
This is the restaurant/bar at the marina. They have good food and a beautiful view.

Drinks & Nightlife

Specialty drinks and pizzas as well as amazing cheeseplates
Speak of the Devil
201 W 5th St
Specialty drinks and pizzas as well as amazing cheeseplates
39 craft brews and BBQ
The Brew Kettle Amherst
300 Church St
39 craft brews and BBQ
Come get your Rock on with Rockin' on the River! Live music, food, and drink.
Rockin On The River
421 Black River Ln
Come get your Rock on with Rockin' on the River! Live music, food, and drink.
Live bands! Great food and drinks! Exposed brick interior. Can easily walk to the movies, bowling, or other drink and eateries.
Ziggy's Pub & Restaurant
193 Park Ave
Live bands! Great food and drinks! Exposed brick interior. Can easily walk to the movies, bowling, or other drink and eateries.
Cleveland's Italian neighborhood boasts bakeries, eateries, wine and dining, galleries, and more!
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Little Italy
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Cleveland's Italian neighborhood boasts bakeries, eateries, wine and dining, galleries, and more!
Beautiful winery with live music on Saturday nights in the summer. They have a nice wine and beer selection. They also have an open food policy, you can bring in any dish/food you would like to enjoy with your beverage of choice.
John Christ Winery
32421 Walker Road
Beautiful winery with live music on Saturday nights in the summer. They have a nice wine and beer selection. They also have an open food policy, you can bring in any dish/food you would like to enjoy with your beverage of choice.

Parks & Nature

Huge beach with children's play area, boardwalk, concession stand, large rose garden, lighted fountain, walking paths, pavilions, bocci ball court, Easter Basket
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Lakeview Park
1800 West Erie Avenue
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Huge beach with children's play area, boardwalk, concession stand, large rose garden, lighted fountain, walking paths, pavilions, bocci ball court, Easter Basket
Beautiful indoor and outdoor arboretum with butterfly house, walking/biking trails, outdoor entertainment (see schedule), and gift shop.
Miller Nature Preserve - Lorain County Metro Parks
2739 Center Rd
Beautiful indoor and outdoor arboretum with butterfly house, walking/biking trails, outdoor entertainment (see schedule), and gift shop.
Beach, Boardwalk, swings, kayak rental on Saturdays, historic veteran's memorial. Cross the street to Bleser Park where there is a super-sized children's play area.
Veterans' Memorial Park
32756 Lake Rd
Beach, Boardwalk, swings, kayak rental on Saturdays, historic veteran's memorial. Cross the street to Bleser Park where there is a super-sized children's play area.
Huge beach and park on both the north and south side of Lake Road. North Side: Beach with Cleveland skyline, homemade ice cream stand, walking trails, pavilions, "Cleveland" sign. Beach has a handicap accessible road where you can drive down to beach level. South side: Home to Bay Arts restaurant and galleries, walking trails, river. Connects to the Bay Village Nature Center where they have a miniature zoo of critters and they bring critters out for "meet and greets" every Saturday.
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Huntington Beach
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Huge beach and park on both the north and south side of Lake Road. North Side: Beach with Cleveland skyline, homemade ice cream stand, walking trails, pavilions, "Cleveland" sign. Beach has a handicap accessible road where you can drive down to beach level. South side: Home to Bay Arts restaurant and galleries, walking trails, river. Connects to the Bay Village Nature Center where they have a miniature zoo of critters and they bring critters out for "meet and greets" every Saturday.
Center offering interactive "meet and greet" experiences with animals, plus a planetarium & programs/camps for kids. Walking trails.
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
28728 Wolf Road
Center offering interactive "meet and greet" experiences with animals, plus a planetarium & programs/camps for kids. Walking trails.
Private, gated community with entrance fees. Beach, ice cream stand, bikes, walking paths, Sunday Services. Methodist Community.
Linwood Park Co
4920 Liberty Ave
Private, gated community with entrance fees. Beach, ice cream stand, bikes, walking paths, Sunday Services. Methodist Community.
Small, lesser known beach with shallow waters. Has kids play area.
Century Park
Small, lesser known beach with shallow waters. Has kids play area.

Entertainment & Activities

Lorain Public Library has an indoor children's area as well as activities and events for any age
Lorain Public Library
351 W 6th St
Lorain Public Library has an indoor children's area as well as activities and events for any age
Their indoor children's area is amazing! It has two levels and all the activities are interactive and about engaging children in learning.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd
Their indoor children's area is amazing! It has two levels and all the activities are interactive and about engaging children in learning.
Pool tables, darts, HUGE ARCADE AREA: arcade games, virtual golf, virtual car racing, virtual motorcycle racing, virtual dancing, skiball, etc etc. Too many to list! Also has lunch, dinner, drinks!
Dave & Buster's
25735 1st St
Pool tables, darts, HUGE ARCADE AREA: arcade games, virtual golf, virtual car racing, virtual motorcycle racing, virtual dancing, skiball, etc etc. Too many to list! Also has lunch, dinner, drinks!
Indoor roller skating! Snack bar with nachos and cheese, candy, and drinks.
Lorain Skate World
4952 W Erie Ave
Indoor roller skating! Snack bar with nachos and cheese, candy, and drinks.
Play: CLE is the largest indoor adventure park in the nation–and it’s located right here in Cleveland, Ohio! Zip line, rock climbing, ropes course, bouldering, ninja warrior course, meals, snacks, beer, drinks. Family friendly!
Play: CLE – Indoor Adventure Park
38525 Chester Rd
Play: CLE is the largest indoor adventure park in the nation–and it’s located right here in Cleveland, Ohio! Zip line, rock climbing, ropes course, bouldering, ninja warrior course, meals, snacks, beer, drinks. Family friendly!
20 screens! Something for everyone! Can get discount tickets at Giant Eagle (corner of Abbe Road and Detroit Road) on your way
Regal Cobblestone Square
5500 Cobblestone Rd
20 screens! Something for everyone! Can get discount tickets at Giant Eagle (corner of Abbe Road and Detroit Road) on your way
16 screens right in the middle of upscale shopping! Has IMAX too!
Regal Crocker Park & IMAX
30147 Detroit Road
16 screens right in the middle of upscale shopping! Has IMAX too!
Small locally owned movie theater with family friendly movies. Tickets and snacks are budget friendly. Can easily walk to several eateries to get a meal, dessert, coffee, or adult drinks.
Amherst Cinema
260 Church Street
Small locally owned movie theater with family friendly movies. Tickets and snacks are budget friendly. Can easily walk to several eateries to get a meal, dessert, coffee, or adult drinks.
Biggest bowling alley I have ever seen! Great food and drinks!
Rebman Recreation Inc
5300 Oberlin Ave
Biggest bowling alley I have ever seen! Great food and drinks!
Go karts, mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, game room, mini bowling lanes, paintball, and more!
Swings-N-Things Fun Park
8501 Stearns Road
Go karts, mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, game room, mini bowling lanes, paintball, and more!
Classic drive-in movies!
Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive In
33395 Lorain Rd
Classic drive-in movies!
https://www.lorainportauthority.com/events/jet-express-and-boat-tours/ JET EXPRESS: Boat to the Browns, River Tours, Wine Cruises
Lorain Port Authority
319 Black River Ln
https://www.lorainportauthority.com/events/jet-express-and-boat-tours/ JET EXPRESS: Boat to the Browns, River Tours, Wine Cruises
Lake Erie boat and jetski rental!!
Great Lakes Watersports
1148 Main Ave
Lake Erie boat and jetski rental!!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame right here in Cleveland! Stunning views of Lake Erie!
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1100 East 9th Street
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame right here in Cleveland! Stunning views of Lake Erie!
Cleveland Science Center - complete with kids activities and IMAX!
Great Lakes Science Center Garage
453 Erieside Ave
Cleveland Science Center - complete with kids activities and IMAX!
Amazing aquatic animals! Walk through the water tunnel! Water version of a petting zoo!
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Greater Cleveland Aquarium
2000 Sycamore Street
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Amazing aquatic animals! Walk through the water tunnel! Water version of a petting zoo!
Cleveland baseball!
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Cleveland Indians Baseball Co
2401 Ontario Street
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Cleveland baseball!
Cleveland Basketball!
Cleveland Cavaliers
1 Center Ct
Cleveland Basketball!
Cleveland football!
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FirstEnergy Stadium
100 Alfred Lerner Way
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Cleveland football!
One of the world's largest amusement parks! Coasters, live entertainment, and more!
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Cedar Point
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One of the world's largest amusement parks! Coasters, live entertainment, and more!

Shopping

This outdoor shopping mall is like a small city! It has several upscale shopping outlets, restaurants, sweets, outdoor chess, movie theater, outdoor movies (see schedule), bookstore, splash pad, grocery, farmer's market every Saturday (summer only).
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Crocker Park
228 Market Street
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This outdoor shopping mall is like a small city! It has several upscale shopping outlets, restaurants, sweets, outdoor chess, movie theater, outdoor movies (see schedule), bookstore, splash pad, grocery, farmer's market every Saturday (summer only).

Sightseeing

The beautiful Vermilion Lighthouse offers stunning views of Lake Erie and a sandy beach. Sunsets there are stunning! Walk to the corner cafe and get a sandwich, soda, cup of coffee, slice of pie, or ice cream.
Vermilion Lighthouse
480 Main St
The beautiful Vermilion Lighthouse offers stunning views of Lake Erie and a sandy beach. Sunsets there are stunning! Walk to the corner cafe and get a sandwich, soda, cup of coffee, slice of pie, or ice cream.
Lorain's historic lighthouse lights at night
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Lorain Harbor Lighthouse
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Lorain's historic lighthouse lights at night

Arts & Culture

Reading room has panoramic windows overlooking Lake Erie. Children's play area. Computer and fax access.
Domonkas Branch Library
4125 Lake Rd
Reading room has panoramic windows overlooking Lake Erie. Children's play area. Computer and fax access.
Live theater, music, independent films, and art gallery!
Stocker Arts Center
1005 N Abbe Rd
Live theater, music, independent films, and art gallery!
Nationally recognized art museum with upscale refreshment area and gift shop!
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Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
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Nationally recognized art museum with upscale refreshment area and gift shop!
Outstanding world class botanical garden! Gardens are expansive - indoor and out! Gift shop!
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Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
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Outstanding world class botanical garden! Gardens are expansive - indoor and out! Gift shop!
Amazing auto and aviation museum! Also has a geneology library - one of only a few in the nation!
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Crawford Auto Aviation Collection
10825 East Boulevard
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Amazing auto and aviation museum! Also has a geneology library - one of only a few in the nation!
Outstanding museum - great for children!
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
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Outstanding museum - great for children!
Four different venues offering a wide variety of live performances and live theater!
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Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue
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Four different venues offering a wide variety of live performances and live theater!
Live theater in a small, intimate setting
Clague Playhouse Community Theater
1371 Clague Rd
Live theater in a small, intimate setting
Live theater in a small, intimate setting. Historic sandstone building. Theater in the round.
Workshop Players
44820 Middle Ridge Rd
Live theater in a small, intimate setting. Historic sandstone building. Theater in the round.
Museum of Modern Art!
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
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Museum of Modern Art!