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Christmas Story House

3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109
216-298-4919
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Ranked #19 of 81 attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bloomington, IN
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

As a huge fan of the movie, driving through the area I just had to stop to see this. It is not very far off of the highway at all, so if you're hesitant to interrupt your travel, don't be! Since it was a rainy Sunday afternoon, I did not expect many people to be there, but I was surprised!... More

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Cicero, IN
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was so fun to visit. It is in an unusual area for a museum, but fitting for the background of the movie. There are 3 buildings & you need to go to the gift shop to purchase the tickets to tour the house. The museum has a number of the original items in the movie & terrific pictures of... More

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Williamsville, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been a huge fan of the movie Christmas Story since the first time I saw it. It so well represented my own experiences growing up in the same time frame. To see the actual house and many of the props used in the movie, including the fire truck and the old man's car was fantastic. To me it... More

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This museum was such a great idea! I love the Christmas Story movie and being in this house makes you feel like you have been placed directly into the movie. The tour guide had an awesome personality and the gift shop was really cool too. You could even buy a leg lamp. I got to hide under the sink and... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the Christmas Story house when we were in Cleveland. It is in an interesting neighborhood….and most of the parking is on the street. The gift shop has tons of memorabilia that get you in the Christmas mood….even if it is August! :) It is very interesting to hear the history of how the museum started, and once... More

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Berea, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A not to miss if your a visitor to Cleveland. If your a fan of the movie you will be in your element.

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Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We just traveled to Cleveland this past weekend with friends who had never been there, and one of their requests was to visit the Christmas Story House in Cleveland. We are originally from Cleveland but had never been there. We had a great visit this past Monday. The museum was fun and featured many of the original costumes and props... More

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Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Awesome. Looked just like it did in the movie. Leg lamp was on and it brought back that warm and happy Christmas feeling. THe house is available to tour so check ahead for times. It is a must see if you have watched the movie!

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NWIN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you're a fan of the movie, you should love it! Yes, the area where the house is located has seen better days, lots of run down homes, etc, but didn't seem unsafe. Drove around the block just once & managed to find parking on the street. Bought our tickets at the gift shop across the street & had to... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We love the Christmas Story and was very excited to go on the tour of the house. When you approach the house, try to opt for street parking, as opposed to the gentlemen who are you waving you toward the $5 parking spaces. You will need to purchase your tickets for the tour at the Gift Shop across the street.... More

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