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Santa Claus Museum

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Address: 69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
Phone Number: +1 812-544-2434
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Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fun and informative stop!

The Santa Claus Museum is a really quaint, well-maintained museum with plenty of interesting exhibits. Our family loved seeing some of the cute letters to Santa on display, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barb W
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The huge Santa outside is unique inside the museum is a wonderful well thought out display! Also the old church is on the grounds and was open no admission that I remember

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Thank fatcritic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was neat to visit if you are in the area but I wouldn't go back again just to visit this particular museum.

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Thank 6PackMama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled by this location when we were looking at the statue. They're all in the same general area. The Santa Claus church is also nearby and it's a neat piece of history.

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Thank Ross W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A cute little place to visit on a rainy day. It isn't much to do but it is a very Santa oriented and my kids enjoyed it. Free but they do take donations to keep it running.

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Thank dmathes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not really for children but from an adult's perspective it was very interesting to learn the history of Santa Claus and all the caring put into it by the Koch family

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Santa Claus Museum is a really quaint, well-maintained museum with plenty of interesting exhibits. Our family loved seeing some of the cute letters to Santa on display, the historical memorabilia from Santa Claus Indiana, and the models of rides for the nearby Holiday World and Splashin' Safari. The museum also has a lovely gift shop and the staff are... More 

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Middlebury, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lady working was very friendly and very knowledgeable. This was the most interesting part of our trip to the area. There is no fee for entering the museum, everything is donation. Some of the antique toys are neat and especially the old letters to Santa. The old original post office and church sit on the same property and are... More 

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Thank xirisin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

When visiting Santa Claus this is definitely worth a stop. Not the most attraction ever, but it's fun and has plenty of information!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

It was a interests little stop. I thought there would be more about Christmas the holiday in general but it really is more focused on local stuff which I can't fault them for. I did think there would be more stuff overall though, the whole museum is only really about three or four small rooms. while we were there one... More 

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Waverly, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The museum is a good stop. Right down the road from Santa's Candy Castle so you can get your frozen hot chocolate then pop in here for a visit. The kids can write letters to Santa in the old post office. The museum has a flip board with kid's letters from the 1920's till present. They make for interesting reading.... More 

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