This post has been updated for August 2017.
If you’re the type of traveler who enjoys the “getting there” part of traveling just as much as the actual destination, this guide is for you.
When you’re on the road, it’s about enjoying the journey along the way, veering off the path, and exploring some of the most unique corners of the world, just to see what interesting little restaurant or souvenir shop you might come across.
If you’re intrigued by the sight of a sign claiming there’s a town actually called Santa Claus, Indiana, we don’t blame you! Our special little town, and the sites surrounding it, are just that special.
Here are the must-dos while passing through:
- Browse the enormous Santa Claus Christmas Store. They have thousands of ornaments to choose from, as well as home decor items, holiday lights, and you can even pick up a Santa Claus, Indiana, postcard. Pick out the perfect ornament and get it personalized for free! Decorate your Christmas tree for years to come with a souvenir from your visit in a one-of-a-kind town.
- The shopping doesn’t end there. Other shopping spots include Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop, Santa’s TOYS, and Mistletoe Antiques & Collectibles.
- Walk in the footsteps of one of America’s greatest presidents at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Stretch your legs browsing the Visitors Center and its various educational exhibits. Spend some time outdoors and stroll through the Historical Living Farm to experience firsthand what pioneer life was like while Abe lived in Indiana.
- Pumpkins and More Farm Market provides some of the best fresh produce as well as other goodies including jams and jellies, home decor, and seasonal potted plants. Remember your stop in Santa Claus, Indiana, with a locally produced souvenir.
- The Saint Meinrad Archabbey is a sight to behold. With only two in the United States and 11 in the world, embrace the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the beautiful grounds.