From its roots in soul music to the 1950s, to Elvis and the British Invasion, right up to hip-hop; the Hall of Fame documents, celebrates and educates the public about the best and most influential artists and other behind-the-scenes people in the history of rock and roll. Founded in 1983, the Hall found its home in Cleveland in 1986. With a staggering 55,000 square feet of exhibition space, this museum to the most popular genre of 20th century (and beyond) music gives full honor to this music. The building, in itself, is wonderful: Designed by noted architect I.M. Pei, the 7-level Hall includes many displays of the inductees, plus special temporary exhibitions to mark landmarks of rock and roll history. Recently established is the "Power of Rock" media show in the Conner Theater. Be sure to visit the café and store.
A wonderful architectural landmark from the outside, the Franklin Castle (also known as the Hannes... Read more