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Santa Claus Museum

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Address: 69 N State Road 245, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6363
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+1 812-544-2434
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The site is closed for the season beginning December 22, 2016 and will...

The site is closed for the season beginning December 22, 2016 and will reopen in May 2017.

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

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Sharon S
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
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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
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Holiday world used to be called Santa land, but the name was changed back in the 80s I think. Now this museum holds souvenirs formerly sold by the park. If they sold those souvenirs again I would be happy to spend plenty of money :) My favourite part of the museum was the display of letters to Santa. If you... More 

Thank Eva J
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This includes 3 buildings: a church from 1880, an original post office from 1800's and a green building that houses the 3 room museum. At the post office children can write letters to Santa throughout the year and these will be answered. It is set up with rows of old school desks and paper and pencils waiting for children The... More 

Thank Ginny E
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

They have a good selection of old toys and memorabilia. This is as much fun for the adults as the children.

Thank payton583
McArthur, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped on our road trip to visit the candy store nearby and really enjoyed this FREE museum, post office, church, and statue "town". It has a lot of cute picture opportunities, especially the tiny desks in the post office where you can write to Santa and he will return a letter to you in December! The church was from... More 

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Nice collection of older toys- interesting to look at. The large Santa statue is interesting to see as well. Worth stopping in to visit.

Thank Bud16057
Taylorville, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

The kids were bored as soon as we walked in the door. We were in and out in 5 minutes. Maybe for younger kids or older adults it would be entertaining but it was not interesting to a couple 12 year olds or myself.

Thank Sarah H
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The main reason to go here is if you have a young child or are just a kid at heart and want to write a letter to Santa and get a response with their official postmark at Christmas time. Other than that, it is a good place to learn about the history of the town and see some cool older... More 

Thank Trabba
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Loved the church and writing letters to Santa! It's free! We did leave a donation. Great addition to this area.

Thank Tiffany B

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