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A guest blog post from Leah Patton, an intern at Santa Claus Museum & Village.

The Santa Claus Museum & Village, in partnership with the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, is hosting a scavenger hunt on Wednesday, July 29,, 2015, from 8:00 -10:00 am CST. The Elf Scavenger Hunt will have you searching inside the museum, around the grounds, and throughout the historic buildings in order to locate small hidden elves. As you locate each elf, you’ll have to answer a question on your scavenger hunt sheet. If you can find all the elves and answer all the questions, you can turn in the sheet and choose a prize. The Spencer County Visitors Bureau will also be on site to highlight some of the other fun activities available in Spencer County, Indiana, this summer. There may even be goodie bags!

The 1880 historic Santa Claus Church will be open for visitors… and may be hiding an elf or two. And the giant Santa Claus Statue (it stands twenty two feet tall!) could be a perfect place for an elf to hang around. The elves might even be writing a letter to Santa in the Original Santa Claus Post Office; make sure to search in there and write a free letter of your own. 

As you’re looking around the museum, you’ll be able to learn about the history of Santa Claus, Indiana, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, and Santa Jim Yellig.  There’s even a display featuring letters sent to Santa Claus that date back to the 1930s. Each year, some of our very own elves help Santa answer every letter that comes to town. It’s very likely a few small elves will be hiding in the exhibits.

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, anytime time between 8:00 and 10:00 am CST for lots of fun while traveling through the history of Santa Claus, Indiana! For more information, please visit our website.


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In a Local's Shoes


Jul 24, 2015

One of our most fun video shoots this year (okay so it was the only one so far) was taking a young local around to enjoy area attractions. Zane is an eleven-year-old boy who lives in Santa Claus and loves going to Holiday World as often as he can; I think he’s already ridden Thunderbird nearly 10 times.  

Well you can read about the day through Zane’s eyes in this guest post. And now you can see the video, too! Click here or watch below to see what an eleven-year-old likes to do around here. There were a few first visits for Zane as well as some spots he visits often.  

Overall, it was a pretty fun day for all of us, and Zane is excited to share his experience! 


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A family staying at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort recently stopped by the Visitors Bureau to get ideas about what they could do during their visit.

As the mother and father browsed brochures, the two tots in tow became fascinated with their surroundings in our small office space.

They admired the Christmas tree and thought it was pretty cool to see in the middle of July, but it was something else that really caught their eye.

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“I think that’s where the elves live,” the young brother whispered to his sister when they noticed our tiny storage closet.

As the boy inched closer to the door, his sister quickly stopped him from jingling the bells that adorn the door handle.

“No don’t! We can’t disturb the elves if we want them to bring us presents this year,” she softly exclaimed.

They both quietly moved away from the door in hopes that Santa would bring the gifts the elves were working on. Perhaps, the elves were eavesdropping and will let Santa know that these two kiddos deserve a spot on his good list!


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