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Santa Claus Museum

69 State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579
812-544-2434
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Santa Claus
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The story of Santa Claus, Indiana comes alive in the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Explore the town's famous history in the Santa Claus Museum. Visit... more » Owner description: The story of Santa Claus, Indiana comes alive in the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Explore the town's famous history in the Santa Claus Museum. Visit the beautiful, 1880 Santa Claus Church. Stop by the giant Santa Claus Statue, built in 1935 and standing 22-feet-tall. Spend some time in the Original, Santa Claus Post Office, and write your free letters to Santa. Don't forget to include your name and address, as Santa and his Elves will write back close to Christmas! « less
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Avon, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very wonderful museum................. I was a teacher and my students wrote to Santa Claus, In. Fun to get to the museum myself. It is a little hard to find and not well marked...keep looking. We arrived late in day....I could have spent an afternoon there....reading the letters children wrote all the way up from l930................... and look at the huge... More

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Hanson, KY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Children will love touring the Santa Claus Museum! Read children’s letters, to Santa, dating back to the 1930's. So many things to see, including a historic,1935 Santa Claus Statue,1880 Santa Claus Church,and stop by the original Santa Claus Post Office, where children can sit at antique school desks and pen their letters to Santa and mail them. They do receive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I drove 30 miles out of our way to see the museum while on vacation and the place was closed for the season . We should have called first to make sure it was open.

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Troy, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I really liked reading about how the town of Santa Claus came to be! I loved reading the old letters to Santa--some dating clear back to the 30's. The only thing I would have liked to see would be old Santa costumes, or Santa memorabilia.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It is so nice lot's of nice things in there. Toys,clothes,candy,hat's and post cards. They also have all sorts of information on santa claus In.

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morton, illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I feel like the Grinch giving this a bad mark, but it is an odd little museum. Not a lot to see and much of it seemed to be more focused on a) the guy who created Holiday World, and b) how the town got it's name. Since it is called the 'Santa Claus' museum, I was expecting Santa Claus... More

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Vincennes, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

spent almost 2 hrs. there son had to look at everything. very nice. there was so much to look at. every time there is something new.

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Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were all expecting a museum based on different versions of Santa throughout history, but it was more than that. This place is more dedicated to the history of Holiday World, Santa through history and memorabilia about the park, town and Santa Claus. Some interesting stuff here They have a board with displays of letters mailed to Santa Claus in... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a small (but free!) museum with interesting history of the area and Holiday World and Christmas nostalgia. It is also next to a historical church, giant Santa statue, and the original Santa Claus post office. The post office was very cute and there you can write letter to Santa and your child will get a reply with the... More

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greenwood
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is just a cute little place for the family to visit especially if you have small children. Lots of Christmas memorabilia to look at. Close by

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