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Adorable Museum

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brandon, Florida
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Santa History

It’s a small museum so don’t expect a lot. Still, some great history information:) Small selection... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
Cartersville, Georgia
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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
+1 812-544-2434
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 11 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 17 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
Thank Jayjay099
Reviewed 15 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 27 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 15 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 10 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
Thank Jaime B
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I would consider this museum a “must stop” for adults visiting Santa Claus Indiana. Here you learn how the town got its name, how it turned into a tourist attraction, and how it has grown to be what it is today. Fascinating for history buffs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 918BobL918
Reviewed 31 July 2018

While you are in town, a really small town, to visist Holiday World, you should take a little break to stop in and see the Santa Claus Museum. It only takes an hour or so to see it, and I think most people would find...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Crystal T
21 June 2018|
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
28 May 2016|
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Response from vonnette m | Reviewed this property |
Donation only when I went through.