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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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This includes 3 buildings: a church from 1880, an original post office from 1800's and a green building that houses the 3 room museum. At the post office children can write... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Seoul, South Korea
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Holiday world used to be called Santa land, but the name was changed back in the 80s I think. Now this museum holds souvenirs formerly sold by the park. If they sold those souvenirs again I would be happy to spend plenty of money :) My favourite part of the museum was the display of letters to Santa. If you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This includes 3 buildings: a church from 1880, an original post office from 1800's and a green building that houses the 3 room museum. At the post office children can write letters to Santa throughout the year and these will be answered. It is set up with rows of old school desks and paper and pencils waiting for children The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

They have a good selection of old toys and memorabilia. This is as much fun for the adults as the children.

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McArthur, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stopped on our road trip to visit the candy store nearby and really enjoyed this FREE museum, post office, church, and statue "town". It has a lot of cute picture opportunities, especially the tiny desks in the post office where you can write to Santa and he will return a letter to you in December! The church was from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice collection of older toys- interesting to look at. The large Santa statue is interesting to see as well. Worth stopping in to visit.

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Taylorville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The kids were bored as soon as we walked in the door. We were in and out in 5 minutes. Maybe for younger kids or older adults it would be entertaining but it was not interesting to a couple 12 year olds or myself.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The main reason to go here is if you have a young child or are just a kid at heart and want to write a letter to Santa and get a response with their official postmark at Christmas time. Other than that, it is a good place to learn about the history of the town and see some cool older... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Loved the church and writing letters to Santa! It's free! We did leave a donation. Great addition to this area.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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