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News Release: Eiteljorg Museum Announces Fifth Third Bank as Presenting Sponsor of Jingle Rails

New partnership and additions highlight the 10th year of holiday favorite

INDIANAPOLIS – The Eiteljorg Museum’s popular holiday model train attraction, Jingle Rails: The Western Adventure, will delight families for a 10th year this holiday season when it opens November 23. And this year the whimsically realistic miniature railroad will do so with a new presenting sponsor leading the way: Fifth Third Bank.

“This has been a very special year at the Eiteljorg Museum as we have celebrated 30 years of telling amazing stories, and Jingle Rails has been integral to the museum’s history and evolution as a major attraction in Indianapolis,” Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall said. “With this being the 10th holiday season for Jingle Rails, we are extremely excited to welcome aboard new partner Fifth Third Bank. We couldn’t be happier to team up with such a strong brand and pillar of the community.”

Jingle Rails is a fascinating network of G-scale model trains that journey over and through bridges, trestles and tunnels, rolling past iconic scenes and landmarks of the American West and the skyline of Indianapolis. Since it debuted in 2010, Jingle Rails has captivated and delighted visitors of all ages. Visiting the Eiteljorg during the holiday season has become a cherished holiday tradition for the young and young at heart.

The enchanting model railroad display returns this year with exciting new additions: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Spanish Colonial Missions of the Southwest, as well as the Fifth Third Bank building in the downtown Indianapolis scenery. And for the first time, thanks to Fifth Third’s involvement, Jingle Rails will have extended hours, open until 8 p.m. every Monday in December.

“At our core, we are committed to building lasting relationships within our community,” Fifth Third Bank regional president Kevin Hipskind said. “We are thrilled to partner with the Eiteljorg Museum on something that brings so much joy and a sense of nostalgia to tens of thousands of people in the greater Indianapolis area every year.”

Jingle Rails was designed and artistically created out of all-natural botanical materials by Applied Imagination of Alexandria, Ky. Over the years, Jingle Rails has received national acclaim and been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Midwest Living, Fox News Travel, USA Today and more. Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure will remain open through Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

One of the most affordable holiday attractions around, Jingle Rails is included with regular museum admission. Adults are $15, seniors are $12, youth ages 5 to 17 are $8, and children ages four and under are free. Purchase advance discount tickets starting in October at

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is presented by Fifth Third Bank and sponsored by Katz Sapper & Miller and the Kortepeter family.

VIDEO:  For a YouTube video of the Jingle Rails trains, visit this link: Video is courtesy of James E. Moriarty, Moriarty Media.

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

About the Eiteljorg:
Celebrating 30 years of telling amazing stories in 2019, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America. Located on the Central Canal at 500 West Washington St., the Eiteljorg Museum was named one of the USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best Indiana Attractions.



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