These Are America’s 20 Most Cultured Cities 2015

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World-class museums, edgy puppet theaters and out-of-the-way bookstores: Travel + Leisure readers ranked America’s biggest cities by their cultural street cred.

12. Cleveland

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For a lot of travelers, the cultural epicenter of Cleveland is University Circle, home to venues like Severance Hall, the HQ of the Cleveland  Orchestra, and the free-admission Cleveland Museum of Art (which, this fall, will partner with London’s Royal Academy of Arts for “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse”). The Ohio city also got a standing ovation from readers for its theater scene: Playhouse Square, which boasts of being the nation's largest performing-arts district outside Broadway, has nine theaters, including Cleveland Play House, the nation’s first regional theater . For a treat after the show, Cleveland made the top 10 for its diners, like the soda-fountain-style Sweet Moses in the Gordon Square Arts District.

These Are America’s 20 Most Cultured Cities 2015

12. Cleveland

For a lot of travelers, the cultural epicenter of Cleveland is University Circle, home to venues like Severance Hall, the HQ of the Cleveland  Orchestra, and the free-admission Cleveland Museum of Art (which, this fall, will partner with London’s Royal Academy of Arts for “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse”). The Ohio city also got a standing ovation from readers for its theater scene: Playhouse Square, which boasts of being the nation's largest performing-arts district outside Broadway, has nine theaters, including Cleveland Play House, the nation’s first regional theater . For a treat after the show, Cleveland made the top 10 for its diners, like the soda-fountain-style Sweet Moses in the Gordon Square Arts District.

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