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Address: 69 N. State Route 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579
Phone Number: 812-544-2434
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Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Historic 1935 Santa Statue is "dedicated to the children of the...

The Historic 1935 Santa Statue is "dedicated to the children of the world." Standing 22-feet tall and weighing 40-tons, the Santa Statue just underwent a full-restoration, returning the iconic figure of Santa back to his original condition. The public is free to visit the statue during the day or when it is beautifully lit at night.

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Excellent statue of Santa. It was revitalized and is great. Saw it as a child in it's original state before the renewal process - it looks better now. It will bring a smile to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Tom K
Carrollton, Ohio
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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Its a statue of Santa Claus. I would suggest going out of your way for the statue, but if you are visiting the museum, take a walk up the path to see the statue of Santa Claus.

Thank Regina S
Carrollton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Excellent statue of Santa. It was revitalized and is great. Saw it as a child in it's original state before the renewal process - it looks better now. It will bring a smile to your face. The inscription at the base of the statue is so true.

Thank Tom K
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Nice place we went during the day and it was setup for some Halloween activity's kids would like the seeing it ..

Thank Sharon S
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Kinda cool I like the history. Is something to go see. But it you don't have much time I would skip it.

Thank David K
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We stopped in Santa Claus on our way through - I had researched online prior and thought it would be neat - this statue is really neat to see, and is free to view. Onsite there is also a free Santa Claus museum and post office (not THE post office) where you can sit at old school style desks and... More 

Thank BusTeach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My family enjoyed this we came right after we spent the day at Holiday world! You do not have to walk a mile it's all right there all very close together! My 10 year old son loves it he was so excited to take pictures and read the messages on the side of the Santa statue! Staff was very friendly... More 

Thank Christina C
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

At the bottom of the hill there is a sign encouraging you to take a #santaselfie, of course I did. Not much to the statue, but it's nifty.

Thank Eva J
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth stopping to see. While you're there, stop and check out the museum and church as well. A lot of interesting history with them

Thank Bud16057
Bainbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a great addition to the Santa Museum. Make sure you climb the hill and read the inscriptions on all four sides of the statue.

Thank GaryGeorgia
Hannibal, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

What is interesting about this statue is its history. Santa Claus revolve around a handful of things, but the history is what make it interesting. See it on the museum grounds.

Thank Steve R

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