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Very Interesting

Great little museum showing the history of Santa Claus, Indiana. They are hoping to expand. Neat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
joisey77
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Robinson, Illinois
Adorable Museum

This museum outlined the history of the town of Santa Claus. I learned quite a few interesting... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2018
ElaineG570
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Brandon, Florida
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The Santa Claus Museum & Village is currently closed for the season. We will open in May. 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...more
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69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little museum showing the history of Santa Claus, Indiana. They are hoping to expand. Neat little place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joisey77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed shopping there for Christmas. They have ornaments, music boxes, homemade fudge and we even got to see Santa Claus.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kitty14221
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

This museum outlined the history of the town of Santa Claus. I learned quite a few interesting facts, including that this is the only town in the world with the name of Santa Claus. We especially enjoyed the display of letters written to Santa Claus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ElaineG570
Reviewed 16 December 2018

It’s worth coming here if you have kids that want to write letters to Santa. The museum itself is not really worth a trip. The desk lady was nice, but there is just not much here worth seeing. There are some interesting stories, but I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lead2829
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Cute little museum that tells the story of how Santa Claus Indiana came about. The sad part is that at one time this probably was a quaint little town, that had a nice story to tell and had a reason to come here, but not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Butch E
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

It’s a small museum so don’t expect a lot. Still, some great history information:) Small selection in gift shop items, desk clerk was polite and friendly:) No COST:) Donations are excepted in the church as you enter and at the wishing well inside the museum....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This tiny museum is the jewel in the crown of Santa Claus, Indiana. The minimal cost of entry (suggested donation $2pp or $8 per family) gives you access to documents which tell the tale of how Santa Claus came to be so named and about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Sant Claus Post Office sits out front of the museum where you can write/ mail a letter to Santa(at no cost). You will get a response by mail to the letter. They get over 40,000 letters a year and donations cover the postage. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NorCal-traveler08
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Fun little stop to learn the history of Santa Claus Indiana. I have no shame in saying I wept reading some of the endearing letters to Santa on display. The statue alone is worth a photo opt. So if you're visiting Holiday World, be sure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This was a fun place for my son to write a letter to Santa and to take a few pictures. The museum was okay but not somewhere I would go twice. My son was sad the train exhibit didn’t work. Staff was very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Crystal T
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Response from Twinmom1313 | Reviewed this property |
It is free. You can make a donation if you wish but it is not required. I think the suggested donation is $5 per family. The donation goes to help with postage costs because anyone can write a letter to Santa and get a... More
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Donation only when I went through.
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