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“Ralphie wasn't home”

A Christmas Story House
Ranked #9 of 189 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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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, 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 February 23, 2013

A cute Christmas thing to do. Something the family can enjoy. Just wished they had more relics and perhaps props to take photos with would be fun.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a great, inexpensive, off the beaten path attraction if you are a huge fan of the movie, "A Christmas Story."

I must admit, the first time I went, I was a little skeptical. The house is literally in the middle of a run down, house-on-house neighborhood. You park on the streets, which, around Christmastime, are packed. However, it is worth it.

You purchase your tickets at a little gift shop across the street from the actual house. We got ours off Groupon this year and saved a few bucks (like half of the original $10 price). The gift shop itself is tiny, but you can purchase anything your little Christmas Story heart desires, from Flick's flight hat to a life size leg lamp for your front room window.

Touring the house is neat. Not everything is original, as it's been remodeled & a lot was filmed in studio, but it's neat to hear why the producers chose this house and Cleveland in general, one of the reasons being that Higbees was willing to leave their Christmas decor up long past the season! Ok I need to stop spoiling...

A museum is also across the street from the house which holds authentic memoribilia
From the movie. The few times I've been there, the leg lamp delivery guy has been present to sign autographs, take pictues, and tell stories.

West Side Market is close so stop there on your way in or out. So is Steelyard commons!

2  Thank Kimberly D
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Its nice to see it. Its good to know the house and town exist. All the original memorabilia from the movie is here. I love the leg lamp. Its a 15 dollar cab ride from downtown. I am glad I went.

1  Thank DTravelDiva
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you liked the movie, this museum is a "must see!" There are two additional shops/museums to visit across the street. This is a very "hands on" exhibit and you're free to take pictures of yourself w/ props from the movie. We even met one of the movie's actors when we were there!

Thank Bev W
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

When told the history of the house, it was sad to discover that not all the filming was done there. The house is beautiful, though! The host was very friendly and they let you take as many photos as you want and you can even pick up the items in the house and pose with them. My sons got under the kitchen sink, sat in the bathroom, pretended to put a bar of soap in their mouths and yes, we got to pose with the leg lamp in the front window! The gift shop is over priced, in my opinion ($20 for a leg lamp Christmas stocking! $18 for a t-shirt, $17+ for little figurines). The museum was ok, but they don't have the pink bunny costume on display :( If you're in the area and enjoyed the movie, you should stop by.

Thank VeryPickyMommy
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