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“A little bit of magic”

A Christmas Story House
Ranked #8 of 183 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.
Scarborough
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A little bit of magic”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

The story about the house being purchased by the house on eBay is so interesting. We enjoyed the little bit of nostalgia and walked away with a couple of fragilee night lights. Just a fun little thing to do.

Visited February 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Museum Great - House Tour So-So”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

I love A Christmas Story! The museum was great - real costumes and props, along with behind the scenes pictures and information. Great write-ups on the actors. This part is free and well worth it. To tour the house is $10/adult. In my opinion, it was a waste of money. There were no interior shots of the house used in the movie. All shots were outside and you can freely roam the outside and take pictures there.
The inside of the house was remodeled and is decorated in the 50s style (along with a leg lamp in the window) but we paid $20 to listen to someone talk to us for 10 minutes with information I could have found on the internet. Yes, you can touch and play with the things in the house but is that really worth the money? No. Also, there is a pink bunny costume that you can put on but when I picked it up it was filthy and I refused to wear it.

This is nice to see - the museum and outside of the house - but call it a day there. Do not pay to go inside the house.

Visited March 2012
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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must see while in C-Town!”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

If you have even watched this movie once, you will enjoy visiting the home where the exterior shots were filmed. Very charming.

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north olmsted, ohio
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140 reviews
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“Christmas House”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Just like in the movie. Like going back in time. Worth a visit.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Where You Can Have Fun Without the Risk of Shooting Your Eye Out”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

No doubt that fans of the movie are going to enjoy this place. Although filming was done at several locations, and this is not a full house in the truest sense, it was fixed up to look as it did in the movie, thanks to a man from San Francisco who blindly invested in the property and then risked financial security and his marriage to have it restored. All that's missing are the Bumpis neighbors (although there's a lot of other ratty local characters that will do). When you're done, spend some time browsing the museum, which gives you a lot more background on the movie as it was filmed in Cleveland, and of course, peruse the gift shop for your bona fide pilot hat and can of Simonize.

Visited April 2011
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