WITH NEW EXTENDED HOURS!
Nov. 18, 2023 – Jan. 15, 2024
Enter a locomotive wonderland at this one-of-a-kind holiday adventure!
A One-of-a-Kind Hoosier Holiday Tradition
An annual favorite holiday attraction, Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is a magical model train wonderland consisting of nine G-Scale trains winding through stunning landscapes and past iconic landmarks of Indianapolis and the West. It’s all creatively crafted out of natural materials and decorated with holiday trimmings and lighting. Jingle Rails features miniature versions of local treasures of Downtown Indianapolis along with legendary sites through out the American West.
New Extended Hours: Starting Dec. 16 through Dec. 30, the museum will be staying open until 7 p.m., with the exception of Christmas Eve, so that guests can have more opportunities to explore Jingle Rails! Extended hours on Dec. 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30.
- Family photo op with a near-life-size train engine model, made of all-natural materials
- Nine ultra-sized G-scale model electric trains
- Nearly 1,200 feet of track
- New family activities area in our newly expanded Allen Whitehill Clowes Sculpture Court
More than 30 scenes, including:
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Indianapolis’ Soldiers and Sailors Monument
- Lucas Oil Stadium
- OneAmerica Tower
- Mt. Rushmore
- The Grand Canyon
- Old Faithful geyser (it actually erupts!)
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Las Vegas Strip
- Hoover Dam
Plus, access bonus content and videos about your favorite features with your smartphones via QR coding placed on the labels!
Acorns and Elm Bark and Fungus, Oh My!
As you explore Jingle Rails and take in the different scenes, see what materials you can find within the backdrops. You may find miniature buildings made of twigs, sycamore leaves, pinecone scales, walnut shells or cinnamon sticks.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is made of: slate, elm bark, mahogany pods, Brazilian mushroom, winged euonymus, eucalyptus seeds, forsythia, beech seeds, horse chestnut, pine cone scales, cinnamon, barley, acorn caps, crepe myrtle, hemlock cones, magnolia stems, beech, oak, elm, birch barks, eucalyptus, gourd, alder, poppy seeds, acorns, lichen, raffia, corn silk, grape vine, pepper corn, bamboo, pistachio shells, cloves, walnut, cinnamon, reeds and fungus.
Check out all our upcoming Jingle Rails events
Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center
After exploring Jingle Rails, head downstairs to our reimagined Nina Mason Pulliam Education featuring the R.B. Annis Western Family Experience! Explore, play, create and learn in this interactive space that focuses on five diverse families of the contemporary West. Unlock your imagination!