Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners

Great Lakes Science Center

Sure, if your old college buddies come in for some booze, you head to the Flats, but what if your old college buddy arrives with his family? You not only need something to entertain adults, but also children -- which is where the Science Center comes into play. Whether you're old or young, there's something magical about making clouds and a tornado, or walking the Bridge of Fire and creating shadow art. There's also the added bonus of an Omnimax theater for a fully immersed cinematic experience. Throw in its location on Cleveland's lakefront, and it becomes a good starting point to see all the other tourist traps.