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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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Neat to see

We stopped by since it was recommended to us. It was neat to see all of the items they have. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MeagS2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Fun Facts about the Santa Claus that made the city famous

This small museum has a collection of items that make Santa Claus Indiana a fun place to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrey001
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Norwalk, Ohio
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The Santa Claus Museum & Village is open for the season! Sunday-Thursday 8-4 and Friday-Saturday 8-5 (CT) 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!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
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+1 812-544-2434
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"post office"
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"write letters"
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"donations are accepted"
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"theme park"
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"less than an hour"
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"statue"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by since it was recommended to us. It was neat to see all of the items they have. We LOVED reading the letters to Santa. Our son also loved watching the train. The worker was very friendly. It was so fun to write...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum has a collection of items that make Santa Claus Indiana a fun place to visit. They have a display of letters from around the country that have been delivered to the town. The historic first town post office has an area where...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum. Good history of the town and the amusement park. Very informative. So many cute things to see. There are actual letters to Santa from decades ago on display.

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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

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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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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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gigi292526
29 May 2016|
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Response from vonnette m | Reviewed this property |
Donation only when I went through.
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