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Christmas Story House

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Address: 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone Number: 216-298-4919
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Description: A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year...
A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours. Directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit and zeppelin, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car. After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie’s house don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia.
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Fun, interactive, worth the visit!

I stopped with my 11-year-old son and spent about an hour and a half. We loved it! On the tour you get to hear the backstory of the movie and the house itself. And you are allowed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I stopped with my 11-year-old son and spent about an hour and a half. We loved it! On the tour you get to hear the backstory of the movie and the house itself. And you are allowed to roam around and touch things! Hide under the kitchen sink. Pick up a Red Rider and try not to shoot your eye... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to the Christmas Story house in a couple of years, but I thought it was great. So happy that they renovated this house and made it into a tour attraction, although I'm sure the neighbors aren't too happy when it gets crowded. Great to visit though. Fun times! We visited 2012? I can't recall when it was,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were here 9/2013. It takes about 1 hr to explore the house which is an exhibit. The house is small and not recommended for those in wheel chairs. Parking is far from the exhibit and might be metered parking.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is the house that was used in the movie. It's a lot of fun to visit, especially if you like the movie. Across the street from it, it as gift shop that has all the essentials.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They used this front of a house for the movie and some scenes from Dntn Cleveland... Great movie... stop . look. buy something.. Cleveland needs it..

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My favorite Christmas movie so had to check this out! Very cool experience. Great place to pick up a souvenir. Donate..because the community needs it. In a run down area but the house is very well preserved. No one shot their eye out today.

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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The place is very interesting if you like the movie. It is the original house redone to look like the movie. What made it good was the guide telling us the stories of how the house came to be as a museum.Then they let you go and take pictures around the house. We also went to the bar across the... More 

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Over in the Tremont district, the Victorian house used for exterior shots in the 1983 yuletide classic movie, "A Christmas Story," offers daily tours ($10 for adults). The interior has been remodeled to replicate the Parkers' home, right down to the fragile and nasty leg table lamp at the front window and even nastier bar of Lifebuoy soap in Ralphie's... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We love the movie and was excited to see the house too! The day we showed up, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Buy tickets across the street at the museum for an upcoming time slot. Our tickets were $10.50 each. We were told lots of neat facts about the making of the movie and allowed to tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We didn't get to go in the museum, since we went later at night. It was what we expected to see, though, and kind of magical with the snow surrounding it.

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