Jingle Rails

Open Now – January 21, 2019

Be one of the first to experience the Eiteljorg Museum’s Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, a favorite family holiday tradition that is unlike any other. Marvel as model trains wind past miniature landscapes of Indianapolis and the American West. Enjoy the return of the Indiana State Fair and this year’s newest addition: a trip on U.S. Highway Route 66!


Get Into the Holiday Spirit At Jingle Rails

What is it: Jingle Rails 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.
NEW in 2018: Historic Route 66, Hilbert Circle Threatre and the return of the Indiana State Fair

How to visit: Visit the exhibit Mon-Sat 10-5pm, and Sun 12pm-5pm.

More Family Activities:

  • Dec 8, 15, 21, 22 – Holiday ornament making 1 to 4 p.m. (all ages)
  • Dec 15 & 21 – The Polar Express (G, 1 hr. 40 min.) movie screening, 2 p.m.
  • Dec 25 – Museum closed in observance of Christmas Day
  • Jan 1 – Museum closed in observance of New Year’s Day

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’ 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!

Thank you to Our Contributors

One America Eiteljorg Corporate Sponsor
Katz, Sapper & Miller
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Faegre Baker Daniels Eiteljorg Corporate Sponsor

The Kortepeter Family

L.G. and Alyce Edwards


H. Jean Cline Jones Kyle

Butler Family Foundation

Stuart’s Moving and Storage, Inc.

Come experience the tradition