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Jingle Rails … A Holiday Experience

It’s coming … the annual Jingle Rails exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indy. IMG_8075Last year was my first time to visit this annual exhibit and I am figuring out when to go back this year.IMG_8077It is hard to explain it for those that haven’t visited, but basically you enter a locomotive wonderland full of trestles, bridges and tunnels with chugging trains. IMG_8080As you walk around Jingle Rails you’ll watch seven trains wind past local treasures which include:

  • Downtown Indianapolis
  • Eiteljorg Museum
  • Monument Circle
  • Union Station
  • The Indiana State Fairgrounds
  • Lucas Oil StadiumIMG_8089 IMG_8078 IMG_8076

But the best part (in my mind) are the detailed replicas of national treasures, all made of natural materials like twigs, moss and nuts and wrapped up in holiday trimming. IMG_8087 IMG_8081 IMG_8079It is truly a sight to see and so detailed! The exhibit is on display from November 21-January 18. Check here for hours and prices.

For other area attractions and events, be sure to Visit Indy.

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.