Christmas Story House & Museum


Remember the beloved 1983 film A Christmas Story, in which Ralphie yearns for a Red Ryder BB gun? The original house sits in Tremont, complete with leg lamp. It's for true fans only. Tours run hourly starting at 10:15am

Those who can't get enough can spend the night in the third-floor loft (from $395 per night) or next door at the Bumpus House (from $195 per night), modeled after the fictional home of Ralphie's hillbilly neighbors.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Cleveland attractions

1. Transformer Station

1.84 MILES

This provocative gallery partners with the Cleveland Museum of Art to showcase avant-garde paintings, photography and new media inside a repurposed…

2. Public Square

2.16 MILES

Cleveland's centerpiece got a makeover by the firm that designed New York City's High Line. The grassy expanse is a real gathering place now. Kids splash…

3. World's Largest Outdoor Chandelier

2.24 MILES

Hokey but true: Cleveland owns the world's largest outdoor chandelier. The 20ft sparkler, with 4200 faux crystals, dangles over Playhouse Square and has…

4. Money Museum

2.28 MILES

Pop into this small gallery inside the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and you'll emerge richer than when you entered. Literally, since the Money…

5. The Flats

2.38 MILES

The Flats, an old industrial zone turned nightlife hub on the Cuyahoga River, has had a checkered life. After years of neglect, it's on the upswing once…

6. Whiskey Island

2.49 MILES

Whiskey Island floats at the edge of downtown, where the Cuyahoga River empties into Lake Erie. The area consists of a boat-filled marina, a raucous bar…

7. World's Largest Rubber Stamp

2.54 MILES

The kitschy 'Free' stamp sculpture by Claes Oldenburg is a photo op favorite. Food trucks congregate around it and there are live music performances on…

8. Great Lakes Science Center

2.72 MILES

One of 10 museums in the country with a NASA affiliation, Great Lakes goes deep in space with rockets, moon stones and the 1973 Apollo capsule, as well as…