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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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Not what I expected, still interesting

It was a interests little stop. I thought there would be more about Christmas the holiday in... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Pekin, Illinois
via mobile
Great place to see the history of Santa Clause. Loved the letters.

The museum is a good stop. Right down the road from Santa's Candy Castle so you can get your frozen... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Chad P
Waverly, Tennessee, United States
via mobile
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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!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
+1 812-544-2434
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Reviewed 11 June 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...More

Thank mrmattkoster
Reviewed 7 June 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...More

Thank Chad P
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Such a cute little museum! Never knew there was such a place! I am so glad we decided to head over here while in Indiana!

Thank blockparty216
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Since we were in town, we felt we should visit the museum to see what the town was all about. The museum shows the history of Christmas in the area and how the town got its name and its history. The curator at the museum...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 12 December 2015

For the Christmas lover this is a must see! The post office, where you can right a letter to Santa, the church, and the museum are all very well done. You do not need to plan an entire day but definitely give yourself between an...More

Thank vonnette m
Reviewed 8 December 2015

On the grounds of the museum is the Santa Claus Post office where kids can write a letter to Santa, a church built in the 1880's, a stone statue of Santa, and a gift shop/museum. Inside the gift shop/museum are letters to Santa written by...More

Thank Carola S
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

It has some cool stuff but it was kinda small. Parking lot is also small. The statute of Santa is cool. Not much more to say.

Thank R1238QZamandas
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Very interesting and good museum. Very nostalgic for those who want to relive childhood memories. Original Santa Claus post office is here and good activity for everyone. The Santa Statue is great!

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Small but nice to see the history of Santa Claus Very friendly staff. They will have Santa Helpers send out letter to your children

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Very neat little museum next to the Santa statue - free admission but a donation is appreciated. Neat Santa exhibits and little gift shop - definitely a nice stop :)

Thank BusTeach
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Response from vonnette m | Reviewed this property |
Donation only when I went through.