“Clickity-clack” go the train tracks as the cars rumble, almost into melody. The twinkling of the lights shine off the snow covered grounds. Travel through Indiana to the Great American West paradise with the incredible Jingle Rails exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum. Jingle Rails
I had the pleasure of attending the media preview for Jingle Rails (Thank you for having me!!). Jingle Rails is a ornate train exhibit that only comes around during the holiday season. Bonus: It’s included in your museum ticket price for the Eiteljorg.
If you are entering the museum from the Washington St. entrance, you will head straight back to the Jingle Rails exhibit. There is a charming photo opportunity with a wooden locomotive. Be sure to grab a staff member to take a photo including you! It’s perfect for the entire family!
Enter the Jingle Rails exhibit. You are treated to many different sites including Indianapolis, The Las Vegas strip, Mt. Rushmore, and new this year: Hollywood! I especially enjoyed the Hollywood exhibit. There are nine different trains that run throughout the exhibit. I did not know what to expect, and I was totally blown away. The exhibits looked incredibly life-like and the attention to detail was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I didn’t want to take too many photos and give away all of the excitement. Trust me, you and your little ones will love Jingle Rails.
Pro Tip: The Cafe is right around the corner from the exit. It’s the perfect place to pop in for a snack or drink before checking out the other exhibits. They also had a small coloring area with coloring sheets – these will be available periodically, ask a staff member for more information.
Jingle Rails is open from Nov 18 – Jan 15. The Eiteljorg museum is located at 500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, Indiana. Be sure to visit their website to plan your visit for the holiday season.
What was your favorite part of the exhibit? Looking for other holiday events to attend? Check out my ultimate Indy guide to the holidays.