The Main Levels Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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From the ground up, the Rock Hall delivers a legendary music experience like no other. 

Here's where you can start your tour, step by step. We're giving you an inside look at what's on display right now and what exhibits and features are waiting in the wings. Start at Level 0 and continue up, or you can go your own way. View all online Visitor Guides in our available foreign languages

To capture the ever-evolving spirit of rock and roll, the exhibits are changed frequently, and some items are displayed on a temporary basis. Dates presented on this page will be updated as frequently as possible and we welcome your calls, tweets and emails if you have questions prior to visiting. Onsite, our friendly Visitor Services Reps will guide you through any questions. 

We believe music should be accessible to everyone. We offer a variety of services and accommodations for our visitors. Elevators serve all levels. There are a limited number of wheelchairs at the coat check and Braille guides at the Welcome Kiosk.
Welcome to the Rock Hall. 

L0 - Level Zero

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The Lower Level (Level Zero) is home to the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall, where the below exhibits and features can be accessed. Our Box Office, Member Services and Commemorative Photos are also located on Level Zero.

A Theme Song for Cleveland and Akron 

Catch the newest theme song for Cleveland and Akron as part of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art!

shine a light: new acquisitions

Spotlight artifacts new to the museum, including Jerry Lee Lewis' piano, Notorious B.IG. outfit and Robert Lamm of Chicago guitar.

Stewart Gallery

The Roots of Rock: Blues, Gospel, R&B, Country, Bluegrass and Folk


An exhibit and exclusive film (14 minutes) created in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Baker Gallery: Special Exhibitions

The Summer of Love Turns 50

Cities and Sounds

City Scenes, the Fifties, Soul and Heavy Metal

Legends of Rock and Roll

Featuring artifacts from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, the Doors, U2, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, the Who, the Supremes, Guns N’ Roses and others.

Forest City/RMS Theater

Dick Clark’s American Bandstand (30 minutes).

Right Here, Right Now

How has the evolution of rock and roll shaped today's performers? We explore rock's impact on the next generation of artists by taking visitors on an intimate journey into the stories of popular acts from today, including Sia, Bruno Mars, The Arctic Monkeys, Lumineers and others. 

The Music of Cleveland and the Midwest

Cleveland earned its place on the rock and roll map in the early '50s when local deejay Alan Freed was the first to call the R&B music he was playing on his nightly radio show “rock and roll.” From then on, the Midwest has played a crucial role in rock's expansion across the country and generations. 

other highlights:

  • The Early Influences
The artists who are the roots to the music we celebrate.

  • The Beat Goes On
Discover which artists inspired your favorite Inductee!

  • Don’t Knock the Rock
Protests Against Rock and Roll.

  • On the Air: Rock and Roll Radio
The radio personalities that delivered the music.

  • Rapper’s Delight
The Story of Hip-Hop.

L1 - Level One

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With direct access to our plaza, Level One is where our Info kiosk and group check-in resides. You can also find on this level:

Backstage Stories

• The Rock Hall Store

All Access Cafe

The All Access Cafe is open to visitors without an admission ticket and features fresh food from some of Cleveland's hottest local chefs. Grab a gourmet coffee, beer, wine or soda and enjoy a meal inside the Rock Hall. Even your phone or laptop can recharge - plug in on our bartop counter charging station. 

Shop our exclusive Hall of Fame merchandise and a wide selection of music, books and memorabilia. You can also pick up Rock Hall gift certificates at the store (or by calling (216) 515-1292). Members receive a 10% discount. You can also shop online

L2 - Level Two

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Level Two features interactive opportunities for visitors, including the Experience the Music soundbooths where you can listen to different One Hit Wonders spanning a number of genres. Don't forget to tag the Rock Hall @rockhall on Twitter and Instagram if you take a picture with one of our iconic portraits on L2. 

guitar gallery

Featuring guitars from Billie Joe Armstrong, Bobby Womack, Mike McCready, Jerry Garcia and others.

Architects of Rock and Roll

Featuring Les Paul, Alan Freed and Sam Phillips.

Video Killed the Radio Star - Multimedia Exhibit

(11 minutes) Advisory – Contains Mature Themes.

Experience the Music

Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and One Hit Wonders.

Other highlights:

  • Leo Mintz Gallery
Rock and Roll and the Evolution of Audio Technology.

  • Selling the Sound
Indie Labels from Wax to .Wav.

L3 - Level Three

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NEW HALL OF FAME FLOOR & The Power of Rock Experience

The all-new Hall of Fame on level 3 is now open. The transformation includes our redesigned signatures honoring each Inductee, a new interactive Voice Your Choice where fans get let us know who they'd like to see on a future nomination ballot and behind-the-scenes looks into past Induction footage and the new Inductee Jukeboxes. Paired alongside the Power of Rock Experience, the immersive front row show of past induction footage created by director Jonathan Demme.

L4 - Level Four

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Power of Rock Experience: Say It Loud

Share your stories about what rock means to you.  Sponsored by PNC.

Stay Tuned: Rock on TV

On Levels 4, 5 and 6
Rock & TV burst on the scene together and shaped the way we saw the world. Stay Tuned looks at the ways this medium brought artists into our living rooms, changed the way we looked at them and how those performances revolutionized TV itself.


L5 - Level Five

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Stay Tuned: Rock on TV

On Levels 4, 5 and 6

Rock & TV burst on the scene together and shaped the way we saw the world. Stay Tuned looks at the ways this medium brought artists into our living rooms, changed the way we looked at them and how those performances revolutionized TV itself. 

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