Jingle Rails

November 21, 2020 – January 18, 2021

Experience a favorite family holiday tradition unlike any other.


Get Into the Holiday Spirit At Jingle Rails

What is it: Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is a G-scale model train wonderland containing nine working model trains that wind through a stunning miniature landscape. The exhibit features miniature versions of local treasures of downtown Indianapolis, including the Eiteljorg Museum, Monument Circle, Union Station and Lucas Oil Stadium. The trains then head through the national parks of the American West, passing legendary sites, including grand railway lodges, Northwest Coast Native villages, and wonders both natural and human-made—Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Yosemite Falls, Old Faithful, the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam and much more.

Please review our public health procedures and requirements before visiting the Eiteljorg.

*R.B. Annis Western Family Experience CLOSED
The R.B. Annis Western Family Experience is currently being reimagined and will reopen in the fall of 2021 (exact date TBD).



Available anytime the museum is open, Monday thru Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Tickets are valid for one day and timeslot only and include general museum admission for one person. The time on your ticket is your entry time to Jingle Rails. Please be sure to arrive early enough to check in at the main admissions desk before heading to the exhibit.

PLEASE NOTE: Advance tickets are required for all visitors – including donors, members, coupon holders, and Access Pass holders. Tickets must be purchased/reserved online in advance of your visit to the museum. Tickets are available in a limited quantity each day. If you have a free admission pass of any type, you must call 317.636.9378 or email mhincks@eiteljorg.com in advance to arrange your visit.

*Tickets are not refundable and cannot be credited toward the purchase of a membership. Jingle Rails tickets will only be accepted at our admission desk through January 18, 2020. Jingle Rails tickets must be purchased online a day in advance of your visit to the museum.


Come experience:

  • Family photo op with a near-life-size train engine model, made of all-natural materials.
  • Nine ultra-sized G-scale/gauge model trains
  • Nearly 1,200 feet of track

More than 30 features, 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!

Explore Jingle Rails with Eiteljorg staff and volunteers

Take a closer look at the miniature model of Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium with Director of Marketing and Communications Bert Beiswanger.

Volunteer Tom Bromstrup speaks about how volunteers handle maintenance for the G-scale model trains.

Join Volunteer Mike Davis as he demonstrates some of the fine details of the displays, as well as how the artists create the models out of natural materials.

Join Volunteer Mike Davis as he presents the Grand Canyon display and gives a glimpse into how the exhibit comes together with moving platforms.

Eiteljorg Director of Marketing and Communications Bert Beiswanger breaks down the features of the miniature model of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Presented By:

Sponsored By:

Katz, Sapper & Miller
One America Eiteljorg Corporate Sponsor
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The Kortepeter Family
The Sunrise Foundation, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation
Butler Family Foundation

Come experience the tradition