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"A Christmas Story" House and Museum

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Cleveland was the primary site for the filming of Bob Clark's classic 1983 movie, "A Christmas Story." If you're a fan of the movie, you won't want to miss visiting Ralphie's house now, would you? The Parker house used in the film has been restored to its original cinematic glory. Visitors can go on a guided tour as well as visit the official "A Christmas Story" Museum, which features costumes, props and lots of movie memorabilia. There's even a gift shop if you want to take some of the movie magic home with you.

Whether or not you've seen the movie beforehand, you'll leave as "A Christmas Story" fan. Past travelers said a visit here left them feeling nostalgic and reminiscing of their childhood, and many raved about the entertaining and funny tour guides who shared plenty of behind-the-scenes details and filming trivia. You'll even discover a few hidden secrets. Watching the movie after touring the house is recommended as you'll probably notice more of the smaller filming details. And those who visited during Christmastime said it felt extra special.  

The house and museum are located in the Tremont area of Cleveland, about 4 miles south of downtown, which is accessible via public transportation, taxi and car. There is also free street parking and multiple buses stop nearby. Tickets include a guided tour and cost $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 7 to 12; children 6 and younger can enter for free. Both the museum and house are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. If you want to see any of the other filming locations in Cleveland, be sure to visit its website

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