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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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Christmas Story House

What a fun place to visit. Anyone who has watched this movie will love to visit this attraction. It is full of memorable things and brings so many back to life. This has been a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
april G
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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not really fair to review since we weren't able to get inside, but I wanted to let people know to call ahead to see if they are open. We went on Memorial Day weekend and tried twice to get in, on two different days, but both times they were closed. No answer on the phone, only "We might be closed,... More 

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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a fun place to visit. Anyone who has watched this movie will love to visit this attraction. It is full of memorable things and brings so many back to life. This has been a favorite movie of ours and a must watch at Christmas. Visiting this place has just made the movie that much more special. The restoration of... More 

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Mayfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Authentic replicas and original items from movie displayed in house and museum. Brings back memories of the movie in every detail, not to mention the guide who is very knowledgable and can answer questions. Pictures are allowed just no videos. Parking offered next door for $10, but you can find parking on the street for free. The Asian restaurant where... More 

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Caledonia, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been a fan of the movie since it came out in 1983. It was interesting to hear the story behind the movie. I loved the guided tour from the knowledgeable staff. They encouraged us to touch and interact with the items in the house. For someone with children that is a great thing. You don't find that in... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Before I begin to rave about my experience at The Christmas Story House, Museum and, yes, even the gift shop, I need to address those people who wrote negative reviews of this attraction. The Christmas Story House organization does not hide the fact that most of the movie was shot in Canada. If you are a die-hard fan of the... More 

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Geneva, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is not something to be missed. It takes you back to your childhood and fond memories that could bring tears to your eyes remembering those long gone days. Very nostalgic.

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deptford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My girlfriends and I were here for the day. If you like the movie this is an awesome place to go if you are in the downtown Cleveland area. You get to go through the house I sat in the tub . We sat at the table like we were having a tea party. I pretended I was basting the... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Really wasn't much to it for the most part but it was fun seeing some of the items from the making of the film. The stills from the movie were very interesting but the house did not have the feel of the house in the movie. None the less, it was a fun way to spend the morning. The funniest... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you like the movie, it is fun to go see the house. The little museum and gift shop are fun as well. A little expensive, but fun for what it is.

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Harlan, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As I am a big fan of the movie and decorate a section of my home during Christmas with their theme, I have always wanted to visit the Christmas Story House. My arrival started with the opening of the gift shop. The staff was very pleasant and the gift shop was fully stocked. They also have items from the movie... More 

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