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A Christmas Story House, Cleveland

Categories: Landmarks, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
A Christmas Story House offers the chance to relive the 1983 film by the same name. Step inside to learn about the making of the film, and see where nine-year-old Ralphie lived. Hardcore fans of the film act as guides to lead you through the house and divulge trivia. Props such as the Red Ryder BB gun, the boys’ winter hats, and the leg lamp litter the house. You are welcome to come relive your favorite moments from the film; crawl under the same kitchen sink that Randy once hid beneath, and look for mail in the old mailbox that Ralphie checked every day until his secret decoder pin finally arrived. After touring the house, pop across the street to the museum where you will find more props and costumes from the film, as well as behind-the-scenes photos from the production process. Put A Christmas Story House into our Cleveland tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If'n you seen the movie then our title makes sense. Wonderful to see the the place and insights about the movie. Amazed about how the movie got made, it was thought to a loser by MGM but they funded i...  read more »
  • Park your car and walk. The Xmas story house is separate from the museum and gift shop, but it is fun to walk through all three houses. You must take a picture of yourselves in pink bunny costumes pro...  read more »
  • A Christmas Story is one of my favorite holiday movies, so I was very excited to come here. The renovation to the house is awesome, and while not EXACTLY like it was in the movie (They go into how the...  read more »
  • This is another cool movie history site to see. We got here right before the museum/gift shop opened, but we were still able to run up on the patio of the house and snag a picture. Thanks to the museum, this neighborhood seems like it manages to survive. It was definitely kind of shady/sketchy driving through the first part of the neighborhood getting back to where the house was. We thought GPS might have taken us for a loop. It was a little scary! Regardless, we are glad we got to see it!
  • We were told online that you could do a self guided tour, but when we got there they said NO and we had to pay $12 a person to go on the tour otherwise we couldn't see anything. I felt very salty at this moment as they pulled the ol' bait and switch but we were here already so we paid. We drove up to the street containing the house at 10:15 and people were already in line for the tour and walking around. I was amazed at how popular this place is! I thought we would be one of a few people stopping here on a Thursday morning, but nope lots of others. They have a building as a museum, another as the gift shop with an attached garage with some trucks from the age and then across the street is the actual house. Inside the gift shop were 6 staff memeber...6!! It's not a large shop but what kind of money are they making that they have 6 people at 10:15 in the morning during the week?! They did have some shirts for $10 on sale but most were $20-$25. They have cups, soap and all kinds of crap with the movie logo on it. Some cool statues but they are $150-$250. The museum is meh. Inside is a door from the class room and some of the outfits they wore. Nothing nuts but if you're a fan of the movie it's interesting. The actual house is just that....a house. It's redone so it looks like the set of the movie and it was really clean when we went in, so at least your money is being spent to take care of the house. Inside you walk around and take pictures with your favorite props and can recreate some scenes. Our tour guide was a younger girl and she was good, she told us some things about the house and movie we didn't know and was fun. She brought some of the pink bunny suits for us to put on for pictures so that was a good photo for this years Christmas card. I mean if you liked the movie it's neat to see the house and all but it's not something I would drive all day to go see. We were done in about an hour and it didn't drag on so that was nice. We had a good time but once is enough for us.
  • This was alot if fun. Tours run every quarter hour and include the house and the museum with set props. Lots of inside info about filming and cast from the tour guide. Will definitely watch for a few things when we watch the movie is again. You can even zip up in a pink bunny costume and take a pic in the house. $11 worth of fun!! Do it.
  • Went there in August 2016. worth the trip. staff go out their way to inform and help. had a great time, would recommed going. my kids and i took pictures with the pink nightmere bunny suit on. it was great!
  • This place is very cool. Our tour guide was very enthusiast and knowledgeable. Loved the hands on opportunities inside the house. I was pleasantly shocked that my 13 year old daughter volunteered to put the bunny costume on and let me take her picture! :-)
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