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“A must see for real fans”

A Christmas Story House
Ranked #15 of 152 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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, 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.
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The original house!! Perfectly laid out to re-enact the movie in your mind. Don't miss the museum and gift shop across the street!!!

3  Thank umbowler
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I enjoy the Christmas Story movie as much as any other Clevelander that likes seeing their city in a movie. We took an out of town friend here for a visit as it is her favorite christmas movie, and a stipulation for her visit was to visit the house. It looks like it did in the movie mostly, though most of the "restoration" work is shoddy. However, one would expect such from a small museum on a low budget dedicated to an old movie house.

Unfortunately the view of the steel mill from the backyard is spoiled by the new "Steelyard Commons" shopping abomination.

There is a museum across the street with displays, and during the christmas season they have appearances by actors from the film. they day we went, the guy that lives up the street that delivered the leg lamp was there speaking about his role in the movie, and man was he proud.

2  Thank patgizz
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

My husband and our two sons (9 & 11) traveled from MD to Cleveland for a football game but had to stop here since this is one of our family's favorite holiday movies. We had a blast! Our tour guide was fantastic as she explained everything to us. The kids got to hide under the sink like Randy and pose for photos with Ralphie's gun. Admission is a bit expensive, items in the gift shop are a bit overpriced, and parking was a challenge but we are so glad we went!

1  Thank Seh1474
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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

If you love this movie then you will agree that a stroll through this house is well worth the $10. You'll hear a 15 minute story about the making of the film, and then about 15 minutes to check out the house. Bah humbug to people who gave it any less than 5 stars!!!!

1  Thank tamrabear
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

If you love this movie like my gf and I do then this place is a must see!!! Our guide (I think her name was Jen???) was GREAT!!! Wonderful personality and you could definitely tell she loves talking about the house and showing it to people. You are allowed to play with the props......bb gun, bowling ball that the 'old man' gets for christmas, hats, bar of soap, you can get under the kitchen sink like Ralphie's little brother did, etc, etc. You can also take pictures of whatever you want and the guides are more than willing to take pictures with your camera for you. Cannot say enough about how fun this was. Also, visit the gift shop and museum!! Great place! Well worth it!

1  Thank tim a
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