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Welcome To The Arcade!

Come and spend four hours at one of Cleveland’s best-known historical landmarks. The Arcade was the first large-scale indoor shopping mall in the United States and was built for just under a MILLION Dollars.

The Arcade has something for everyone. Included in the mall is an entrance to "The Hyatt Hotel", a luxury spa, unique gift shops, services, clothing boutiques, a food court and fine dining.

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  • Entrance
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  • History
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Historic Arcade

First & First

Not only is The Arcade one of America’s first shopping malls, but it is also one of Cleveland's first skyscrapers.

The Arcade was designed by John M. Eisenman and George H. Smith located between Superior and Euclid Avenues. "The Arcade" was built in 1890 and consist of two nine story towers connected by a glass and metal 5 story atrium and was designed as a big-city mercantile center. The cost to build was $875,000 and was financed by many of Cleveland's most esteemed business during the 1900's.

Need directions?

Use the map to find your way. Drive take the bus or train and don't forget to stop and visit Tower City and Public Square. You will be surprised and how quickly 4 hours will fly by once you visit the Cleveland Arcade.

The Cleveland Hyatt Regency

Come and stay at The Hyatt Regency Hotel located inside of the Arcade. Great for out of towners or families who want to spend more than 4 hours taking in all of the sights of downtown.

For More Information...

Click here to go to The Cleveland Arcade's website.

Thank you for visiting 4 Hours In Cleveland and feel free to browse the rest of the site for more fun things to do in four hours.

All color images are copywritten by Kim Flowers and the black and white images are property of Cleveland Area History.