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Santa Claus Museum

69 State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579
812-544-2434
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Santa Claus
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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!
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Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Learned the history of the area, Santa Claus(of course) and famous people who took the Santa Claus oath as with a wealth of knowledge.

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Belleville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The museum had a lot of wonderful history and the staff was extremely friendly. Loved seeing the history of how Santa Claus, IN got its name.

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Greenfield, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Myself, my mom, my daughter, and 2 nieces went today on our way out of town. The post office was great, the kids loved writing to Santa and are all looking forward to getting letters back from him! I liked the church, because I love history any way it is presented to me. We all enjoyed the museum, the kids... More

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Peoria IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Get directions to new location. It is very small but cute. We liked reading how the letters to Santa have changed over the years. Doesn't take long to go through.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a small museum which tells about the history of the town. They had interesting video. My daughter mailed a letter to Santa. She should get a response at Christmas Time!

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Jeremiah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My kids loved this place even the second time we visited! Very small but the people in this town are wonderful! Visit the original post office and let the kids write a letter to Santa. They do get a reply letter near Christmas :) we love ours and try to go every year. It's all free but if possible donate... More

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Avon, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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