CIM's address

The Cleveland Institute of Music is approximately five miles directly east of downtown Cleveland, off Euclid Avenue, at the corner of East Boulevard and Hazel Drive.

Our street address is 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106.

We recommend parking in the nearby underground lot at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

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    Hotel information

    We recommend the following hotels, which offer year-round preferred rates for CIM visitors. Contact the hotel for reservation and rate information.

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    How to get to campus

    Note that the main interstate bridge into downtown Cleveland from the south (called "the Innerbelt") is under extensive construction. This multiyear project may delay travel during peak traffic. Updates are at www.innerbelt.org.

    Driving from the east or west on I-90

    Exit Interstate 90 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Follow Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive south to East 105th Street. Cross East 105th and proceed counterclockwise around the traffic circle, exiting on East Boulevard.

    After driving straight through the traffic light at East 108th Street, CIM will be the second building on the left. Drive past CIM, bearing to the right at the Glass House of the Cleveland Botanical Garden and turn right onto Wade Oval. Turn right again and park in the underground parking lot at the Botanical Garden. Walk back up East Boulevard past the Glass House and arrive at CIM's front entrance.

    Driving from the east on I-80 or the PA Turnpike

    Follow the signs on the Ohio Turnpike to Exit 187. Leave the Turnpike at Exit 187 and follow Interstate 480 West, which leads to Interstate 271 North. Exit Interstate 271 at Mayfield Road, westbound.

    Follow Mayfield Road to University Circle (a distance of about 8.5 miles). Drive two traffic lights beyond the overpass at the bottom of Mayfield Hill and into University Circle. At the intersection of Euclid Avenue, proceed straight through the traffic light and onto Ford Road, just three short blocks from the intersection of Ford and Juniper Roads.

    At this point, you will see the Glass House of the Cleveland Botanical Garden straight ahead and CIM on the right. Turn left on Juniper and proceed through the stop sign onto East Boulevard. Turn right onto Wade Oval, and right again for the entrance to the underground parking lot at the Botanical Garden. Walk back up East Boulevard past the Glass House and arrive at CIM's front entrance.

    Driving from the west on the Ohio Turnpike

    If traveling from the west on the Ohio Turnpike, leave the Turnpike at Exit 151. Follow I-480 East to Exit 11 and proceed north on I-71 to Cleveland. As you approach downtown Cleveland, I-71 will change into I-90. Proceed east on I-90 along the lakeshore to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Follow Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive south to East 105th Street. Cross East 105th and proceed counterclockwise around the traffic circle, exiting on East Boulevard.

    After driving straight through the traffic light at East 108th Street, CIM will be the second building on the left. Drive past CIM, bearing to the right at the Glass House of the Cleveland Botanical Garden and turn right onto Wade Oval. Turn right again and park in the underground parking lot at the Botanical Garden. Walk back up East Boulevard past the Glass House and arrive at CIM's front entrance.

    Driving from the south on I-71 or I-77

    Stay on the highway until it connects with Interstate 90 in downtown Cleveland. Proceed east on Interstate 90 along the lake shore to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Follow Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive south to East 105th Street. Cross East 105th and proceed counter-clockwise around the traffic circle, exiting on East Boulevard.

    After driving straight through the traffic light at East 108th Street, CIM will be the second building on the left. Drive past CIM, bearing to the right at the Glass House of the Cleveland Botanical Garden and turn right onto Wade Oval. Turn right again and park in the underground parking lot at the Botanical Garden. Walk back up East Boulevard past the Glass House and arrive at CIM's front entrance.

    Arriving by air

    Arrive at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which is approximately 15 miles (a 45-minute drive) from CIM. You may rent a car or hire a taxi. Alternatively, take the RTA Rapid Transit train from the airport terminal to Tower City, the downtown station. Then, take a taxi from downtown to CIM. The distance from downtown to CIM is about five miles.

    Arriving by bus or Amtrak

    Arrive at the depot in downtown Cleveland. Take a short taxi ride (about five miles) to CIM.

    Free shuttle bus service

    Circle Link is a free CWRU bus service connecting strategic points within University Circle.