All notes and images from the awesome Waffle Whiffer collection:
This is one in a set of six trading cards given away at Cleveland, Ohio area McDonald's restaurants in 1974. Each card features a McDonaldland character visiting a cultural center of interest. On back is a description of each location, operating hours and a discount offer on some of them. These cards are slightly larger than baseball cards. I think these were a late Spring, end-of-school-year, give-away to promote fun Summer activities for kids.
Featured here is "The Grimace" at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Note that he's referred to as *The* Grimace here, less than a year after his transformation from the four-armed "Evil Grimace".
Featured here is Mayor McCheese at Hale Farm & Western Reserve Village in Bath, Ohio in Summit County.
Featured here is Big Mac at the Cleveland Health Museum and Education Center.
Featured on this card is Captain Crook at the Great Lakes Historical Society Museum in Vermilion.
Featured here is Ronald McDonald at the Cleveland Zoo in Brookside Park.
Featured here is The Hamburglar at Blossom Music Center, located between Cleveland and Akron.