November 19, 2022 – January 16, 2023

Enter a locomotive wonderland at this one-of-a-kind holiday adventure!

Experience The Tradition

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.

Exhibition Highlights

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!


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.

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

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

Sponsored By:

The Kortepeter Family
The Sunrise Foundation, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation
Butler Family Foundation

Designed and built by:

Experience the holiday tradition

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tue 04

Artist in Residence: Emily Guerrero

October 4 - October 15
Mon 10

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Tour

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sat 15
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Members-Only Coffee & Conversation: Emily Guerrero

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am