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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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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 16:00
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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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A great history of Santa Claus the city

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 it can be budget friendly.

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I love Santa Claus and Christmas. Seeing the history of old Saint Nick was awesome, Any kid at heart needs to see it.

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Thank Mark P
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is a little more focused on Holiday World's history than Santa Claus, but we learned a lot here. It's about .75 miles from Holiday World and Candy Castle. It's in the same lot as the post office and Santa statue. There's a small gift shop and the attraction is free.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

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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