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Passport Cleveland

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Our region is rich in history, great food, diversity and cultural landmarks. Join us as we embark on a series of behind-the-scenes adventures to some of Cleveland’s best-kept secrets! Have an idea for where we should visit next? Call us at 216.687.2078 or e-mail us at Get to know both Cleveland and your fellow CSU Vikings better. Adventures await with Passport Cleveland!


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Cleveland Whiskey Tour 
Wednesday, July 29, 6:00 p.m. 

Whiskey so good, a U.S. President quaffed it. Join one of Cleveland's newest stars, Cleveland Whiskey, for a behind-the-scenes tour and comparison of traditional whiskey production with the disruptive and innovative technology used by Cleveland Whiskey. President Obama's recent visit inspired a whiskey we will try as well as a few samples of bourbon before we go. Due to popular demand, we're offering this second date.

1768 E. 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Cost: CSU alumni, staff or students $5; General admission $7

Register for July 29 Whiskey Tour 

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Hidden Gems of University Circle 
Saturday, June 6
Optional Lunch 11:00 a.m - Noon 
Tour 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

When you enjoy a performance at Severance Hall, have you ever wondered what's backstage? Upstairs? This is your chance to see hidden organ pipes, rooms where major benefactors dine and socialize, and the old sound system. Afterwards, meet at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour with one of the curators. Take a ride on the recently restored Euclid Beach Carousel and enjoy a guided tour through the WRHS.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 
Backstage tour of Severance Hall 

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Behind-the-scenes and guided tour at the WRHS. Enjoy a ride on the newly installed Euclid Beach Carousel!

Tour begins at the East Boulevard entrance to Severance Hall (approximate address: 12001 East Boulevard) and ends at the Western Reserve Historical Society (10825 East Boulevard). 

Meet for an optional lunch first

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Lunch at Happy Dog (previously the Euclid Tavern) 

Lunch selections will be made at the restaurant. Please meet at 11625 Euclid Avenue.

Cost: CSU alumni, staff or students - $33 tour only; Guests - $35 tour only

Register here

Questions? Call 216.687.2078. 

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Deliciously Cleveland: Mitchell's Ice Cream Social and Tour 
Thursday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.

Join us on a tour of the company that created CSU's 50th Anniversary flavor! Known throughout the region for their delicious ice creams (handcrafted with local grass-fed dairy and fresh seasonal ingredients), experience why Mitchell's is a hometown favorite.

Tour their new headquarters on West 25th Street in Ohio City. Learn how the Mitchell brothers create their robust flavors. Enjoy a few tastes and leave with happy bellies and a stronger appreciation for local entrepreneurship.

Cost: CSU alumni, staff or students - $10; Guests - $12

Register here

Questions? Call 216.687.2078. 

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Back in Berea: The Browns Training Camp 
August 2015, Dates and times TBD

You may have watched news coverage of the Browns at their training camp in Berea. Have you ever wished you could experience it in person? Be among a small group of alumni granted access to the Browns training facility as part of Passport Cleveland. During the tour we may even catch a glimpse of training in progress. Date and time will be announced shortly.

Sign up for our waiting list

Questions? Call 216.687.2078. 

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Old Money, New Riches: Lunchtime Bank Tour 
Tuesday September 8, 2015

Cleveland's long banking history began when the city was no more than a frontier village, with the first institutions founded before the Civil War. By the turn of the 20th century, Cleveland was a major industrial power, with more than half of the country's millionaires living here. Visit two grand old bank buildings built to reflect the city's stature. Enjoy a tour of these venerable structures and a visit to the Money Museum (sorry, no free samples!).

Did you know? In 1914, Cleveland was chosen as one of the nation's 12 Federal Reserve cities.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tour of the old Society Bank Building on Public Square 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

**NOTE: Each person must show a valid driver's license, or state identification card, or passport, to enter the Federal Reserve Bank.

Tour begins at 200 Public Square and ends at The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1455 East 6th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

Cost: CSU alumni, staff or students - $10; Guests - $12

Register here by Thursday, September 3

Questions? Call 216.687.2078.