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Address: 69 State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579
Phone Number: +1 812-544-2434
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Description: The story of Santa Claus, Indiana comes alive in the Santa Claus Museum...
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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a shrine for Santas

as a professional Santa was only too happy to stop at the museum and check it out. There is a nice tribute to James Yellin, one of the most famous of Santas. There is a nice video... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Some interesting things to see, but fairly small. Make sure to visit the Post Office as well, where the kids can write their own letter to Santa.

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Bainbridge, Georgia
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

By far this is the best thing to do in Santa Claus. The small Museum was informative and the Statue of Santa Claus was fantastic. Make sure you do miss the Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My friends and I stopped through Santa Claus on our way from Vermont to California and we loved it. The museum had tons of cool stuff including kid's letters to Santa through the years. We encountered Lisa, who was probably the nicest employee that we've ever met, so much so that we had to call back and compliment her. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

as a professional Santa was only too happy to stop at the museum and check it out. There is a nice tribute to James Yellin, one of the most famous of Santas. There is a nice video about Santa Claus and Holiday World. The museum is looking to expand.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is not a large museum, but you can still spend some time here, say half an hour. There is a video presentation on the history of the town, and a display of letters to Santa Claus delivered here (of course), and a few other displays. Modest, yes, but nice. Also has a church, the original post office for Santa... More 

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Greenwich, Ohio
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a trip to Santa Claus Indiana not knowing what to expect. We found a very friendly, quant little town that knows how to celebrate Christmas. It's only a one day trip. We loved the museum, it told the history of how their Santa Claus got started and all the old news articles dating back to... More 

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Old Monroe, Missouri
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There really isn't a whole lot here. It was neat for about a minute. Very small and not really too terribly much to see.

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Emily T, Director at Santa Claus Museum, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, Thanks for your review. I did want to mention for those reading these reviews that our site also includes the Original Santa Claus Post Office and the Santa Claus Statue. It looks like you enjoyed both those visits, though the post office review ended up listed under the Santa Claus Post Office page - that is the actual... More 

Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
4 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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Emily T, Director at Santa Claus Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Brian! I did want to mention for those looking to write letters to Santa Claus in the historic Santa Claus Post Office, that is located on sight at the Santa Claus Museum & Village, NOT at the actual Santa Claus Post Office in Kringle Place shopping center. More 

Belleville, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Address: Address: 69 State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579
Phone Number: +1 812-544-2434
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Santa Claus
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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