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Santa Claus Museum

69 State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579
812-544-2434
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Ranked #8 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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Troy, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

thought they would be a little more to it it was ok if have time to do something it is ok to stop bye and see

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Trenton, Ohio
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160 reviews 160 reviews
50 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

What a great find and no admission costs. They do accept donations but no pressure to donate. The grounds include the original Santa Claus Post Office where you can write letters to Santa for free and get a mailed reply. A huge santa claus statue built in 1935 to see and photo graph with. An old church and a small... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It's a tiny museum that tells the story of the city and the founding father. If you like that sort of stuff, go, if not, pass it by.

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