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Santa Claus Museum

69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
+1 812-544-2434
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Nice little museum

We stopped in and learned more about the town of Santa Claus and enjoyed the photos and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
SmokiesJunkie
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Fishers, Indiana
Santa Claus history and things you won't see anywhere else

This museum has the history of the town and the theme park, and lots of photos and mementos. It... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Susan K
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Crown Point, Indiana
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The Santa Claus Museum & Village is closed for the season and will reopen in May 2018. The story of Santa Claus, Indiana, comes alive at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Explore the town's famous history in the Santa Claus Museum and pick up the perfect souvenir in the gift shop. Visit the beautiful, 1880 Santa Claus Church and 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... Santa and his Elves will write back in December!
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69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We stopped in and learned more about the town of Santa Claus and enjoyed the photos and exhibits. The staff was very friendly. Check the hours to make sure it open when you are going to be there.

1  Thank SmokiesJunkie
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This museum has the history of the town and the theme park, and lots of photos and mementos. It is absolutely charming. I have been there several times and I always find things I've missed. Going to Santa Claus is a must!

2  Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Neat little museum with friendly staff. There's a video to watch and some gifts to purchase. Donations are accepted and it's worth it.

1  Thank Dana B
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Tried visiting this museum but it was closed. Sorry we missed it as we would have enjoyed touring it. The brochure at the rest areas in Indiana never stated the hours of operation, so they may want to fix that for future.More

Thank Deb M
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Emily T, Executive Director at Santa Claus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Deb - Thanks for stopping, I'm sorry we missed you! We are a small, non-profit with hours that vary by season so it's just too much text and variation to print on a brochure. For others visiting, we do list our hours in various...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This museum is small and quick but there is not much to do in this town, so it really is a great stop. It explains the town of Santa Claus and has some interesting pieces, there is a church and a huge statue. Kids can...More

Thank rlegal78
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This was a very nice little tour. Gerri and I like little musems like this. Learned a lot about the town of Santa Claus from this little gem. A nice gift shop is located here too!

1  Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

All of the history of the area is represented. Many photos and artifacts. The person working was very helpful and informative.

Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Museum isn't anything spectacular but you can learn a little history of the town. It's free but they do take donations. There is also an original post office on site where kids can write letters to Santa. The 1880 church was something to see. Again...More

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

With four kids at different ages there is something from lil ones to older ones to see and learn something. I really enjoyed the different years that letters are displayed from works to current times. We had purchased some suvinors, depending on what you chose...More

Thank Casey R
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was a nice museum to learn about the town. As with most museums it was not something children would enjoy.

Thank 446raymondr
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Donation only when I went through.
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