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Christmas Story House

3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109
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Ranked #16 of 85 Attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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.

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Belleville, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets for the 2:15pm hour of the house. But when we arrived at the house at 2:15pm on the dot, we were told we had just missed the tour. The house is small and there were only a couple other people there and there was no group anywhere. The woman working said she would answer any questions we... More

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love the Christmas Story and since we were just in town for a night we stopped by on a Thursday afternoon. The story behind the house was pretty great. The guy who did it clearly had a passion for the movie. The house itself was completely gutted and restored to look like the interior shots of the movie. They... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I do think that this site is more exciting to people who are big fans of the movie. I didn't feel there was much to see and that it was too expensive. As others have noted, only the exterior of this house was used in the movie, but the inside of the house has been themed to match the film.... More

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Omro, Wisconsin
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30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stopped by here just the other day. We didn't have a lot of time, so we didn't take the tour. We did look in the windows and it looked really cute. They have it decorated similar to the movie. (This house's exterior was in the movie, but not the inside. They did all the inside shots in a studio). Across... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Full disclosure, I didn't take the tour. I came here for the gift shop. There was nowhere to park, and the neighborhood made me not want to leave my car. The gift shop had a few fun things, but I was so nervous about leaving my car on that street that I didn't spend as much time there as I... More

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So much fun to see the house! Great pit stop in Cleveland. The tour guide was great and made the tour even better!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is so close to Lincoln Park! Great tour guide, cute house and crazy big gift shop...plus you can touch everything! Such a cute place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We really enjoyed the Christmas Story House. The tour guide was very interesting & informative. --the history of the house, how the movie came to be filmed in Cleveland,& all the fun facts of making the movie.Can't wait to watch The Christmas Story House movie again @ Christmas time and will really appreciate the movie.Plus I have 2 new ornaments(... More

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The gift shop is more interesting than the actual house to me. It was cool to see the house but the free house with real artifacts across the street was better to me. Its $10 to walk through restored house.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was very impressed by the Christmas Story House. You walk through with a small group and are encouraged to hold the toy riffle or pose with the leg lamp- very hands on. Across the street are some of the original pieces in the museum which is not your typical stuffy museum. Definitely worth the $10.

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