July 21–24

 

Exciting Tours

When registering for the Annual Conference, you'll be able to add on fun tours around Cleveland. Members and non-member attendees can select up to two tours (including golf). Guests and sponsors can select up to four tours (including golf).

Head into downtown Cleveland, where we will discover the stunning array of architectural, historical, and cultural gems Cleveland offers. Your guide will be taking you on a walking tour of downtown Cleveland—from the Terminal Tower (the tallest skyscraper in the world outside New York City until 1967) to getting your picture under the world’s largest permanent outdoor chandelier. The Reinberger Rotunda in the Allen Theatre is a near-exact replica of the inside of the Villa Madama, a Renaissance-era rural home in Italy. The tour will include the Public Square, the Tower City/Terminal Tower area, the Old Stone Church, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument (private guided tour), the Society for Savings Building, the Fountain of Eternal Life, and so much more. We will end the tour with afternoon refreshments under an 85-foot-high rotunda topped with tiffany style stained glass dome in the Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building, now home to Heinen’s.

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Architectural Walking Tour

Sunday, July 21 • 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

Monday, July 22 • 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

Wednesday, July 24 • 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

Brewery Tour

Monday, July 22 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Wednesday, July 24 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Enjoy the ultimate craft beer experience, with unrivaled access to Cleveland’s top breweries and beer. Our stops will all be within walking distance in the heart of Ohio City. The Great Lakes Brewery Co. tour will lead guests through more than the production facility. You will also journey through GLBC’s and Cleveland’s history and of course, take each step with a beer in hand. Take a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Market Garden Brewery’s 35,000-square-foot production facility! Enjoy tastes of four of their exclusive beers and stop in their gift shop for some brewery-related mementos! Afterwards, enjoy a bit of free time in Ohio City! Within steps of Market Garden Brewery, you can take a stroll through the historic West Side Market (a great place to grab a snack for the bus ride home!) or maybe cool off with a cone at Mitchell’s Ice Cream. Or, if you have not yet had your fill of beer, choose “one more for the road” at TownHall, Bad Tom Smith, or Nano Brew!

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Christmas in July

Monday, July 22 • 1:00 pm–6:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 • 1:00 pm–6:00 pm

Time for a little mid-year check-in with the jolly ole’ elf. Do you have fond memories of visiting the department stores and anxiously waiting to see what glittering glory the window displays would hold? Time to revisit those magical memories without the bitter cold whipping winds. Off we go to tour the iconic Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, followed by a visit to the official Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes, and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Then we’ll journey to Castle Noel…behold millions of dollars of animated New York City Christmas windows from Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, and Macy’s. We will also tour the world’s largest privately owned collection of Hollywood Christmas movie props and costumes from your favorite Christmas movies, including The Grinch, Elf, Santa Claus The Movie, The Santa Clause series, Jingle All The Way, A Christmas Carol, Deck the Halls, and more! We will stop in at the local bakery for a from-scratch special holiday treat for the ride home.

Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals  Game

Sunday, July 21 • 1:10 pm

Limited to 40 guests, first-come, first served.

What’s better than enjoying baseball, beer and a hot dog on a Sunday afternoon?  Join other AASCIF baseball fans for an afternoon of sun and fun. Ticket comes with a food and beverage credit to use of your choice. You can pick up your ticket at the Registration/Tour desk.

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Museum Tour

Sunday, July 21 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 •1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Visit attractions in Cleveland with this one pass…

Cleveland Botanical Garden is an ever-changing urban oasis that provides enrichment and inspiration through 10 acres of beautiful outdoor gardens and the 18,000-square-foot Glasshouse, which features the biomes of Madagascar and Costa Rica.

At the Cleveland Museum of Art, you will see everything from Grecian statues to oil paintings by Monet. And at the Cleveland History Center, scope out historic rides, century-old threads, architectural wonders, and even LeBron James's size 16 shoes. The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is a unique and dynamic place for the visual art of our time.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History carries out its mission to "help people discover and explore the natural world" through a series of displays involving everything from dinosaur bones to astrological equipment, plus "Lucy," one of the oldest skeletons of humanity's earliest ancestors.

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Nautica Queen

Tuesday, July 23 • 11:00 am–3:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Pickup will be at 11:00 am sharp; The Nautica Queen MUST be boarded by 11:30 am.

Cleveland knows how to make the most of its limited number of hot summer days. Grab your sunglasses and lather on the sunscreen, and join the fun as we set sail on the Nautica Queen for a narrated cruise to see a side of Cleveland you can only appreciate from the water! Hear tales about Cleveland, enjoy a lunch buffet, and bask in the sun on the top deck. We’ll make a photo stop at the iconic Cleveland script sign and then delight in a great bird’s eye view of Public Square, Progressive Field, First Energy Stadium, Lake Erie, and the Westside Market from the Terminal Tower observation deck on the 42nd floor.

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Pierogi Making

Monday, July 22 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Pierogi are delicious dumplings with fillings that range in flavors from sweet to salty to spicy. Cleveland didn't invent the pierogi, but there's no place as devoted to this Old-World comfort food. Kitchen 216 presents Get Floured Pierogi Making. Learn about the history of the pierogi, the varieties of recipes, and the ways to serve them. You will find out how to work the perfect dough and turn it into hand-pinched dumplings. You will also learn how to prepare various fillings for pierogi as well as how to dress them. You will conclude the class with pierogi cooking and of course—eating!

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sunday, July 21 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Wednesday, July 24 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe pro football? Then the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the ultimate destination for you. Take a photo next to the iconic Lombardi Trophy. Witness the Super Bowl like never before in Super Bowl 52 Theater, and see the full collection of all 52 Super Bowl rings. Experience “A Game for Life," an immersive holographic theater experience, and see the largest and most valuable football card collection in the world!


Get an insider's tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame by exploring exhibits with a highly knowledgeable and experienced docent. Then, spend the rest of your time exploring on your own.

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Shop ‘til You Drop

Monday, July 22 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 23 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

When it comes to shopping and dining, Cleveland has it all…shall we enjoy eating a delicious brunch at Toast and boutiquing in Gordon Square? The Gordon Square Arts District has become a destination for shopping and dining. Find unique gifts at Artful Living Boutique. Next, find your perfect scent to delight, enchant, and enhance the beauty of your mind, body, and soul at Indigo Perfumery. Love all things vintage? Flower Child—a true vintage department store and museum—has been keeping Cleveland cool with great 20th century gear…from funky furniture, art, and housewares to the clothes and accessories that match. Right next door, with over 100 artists and makers, In the 216 offers you the best of what Cleveland has to offer. All of the products are hand curated with care. You can expect to find anything from Cleveland themed items to jewelry, T-shirts, ball caps, candles, and home décor items. It truly is an adventure winding your way through the shops and collecting treasures while supporting local artists!

Tour of League Park/

Progressive Field

Wednesday, July 24 • Noon–4:00 pm

If you are a baseball fan, this is a must see! Visit where Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run. League Park, located at the site of the original Cleveland Indian's Stadium, has been recreated to its actual dimensions. Walk where some of the greatest ever played baseball. A brick wall on the building's west side looks just as it did when the park was home to a major league baseball stadium. Next, we will head over to Progressive Field for a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere home of local baseball heroes the Cleveland Indians! Tour stops include the Dugout, the Warning Track, Batting Cages, FanCave, the Club Lounge, The Corner Bar, the Visitor's Clubhouse, and the Press Box.

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