Santa Claus, Indiana: Santa's Candy Castle Team Field Report

15499 N. State Rd 245, Santa Claus, IN
On the left side of Hwy 245 about a half-mile south of its intersection with Hwy 162, at Candy Castle Rd.
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Santa's Candy Castle.

Santa's Candy Castle
Restored and revived portion of Santa Claus Town, a never-completed 1930s mega-Christmas-themed attraction. Now a full-time candy shop. Report... [12/15/2008]

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Santa Stages a Comeback in Indiana

America's oldest theme park has reopened, kind of.

... [09/22/2007] Complete News Story

Santa's Candy Castle and Museum

A real castle in the Midwest? Santa's Candy Castle (Santa Claus, Indiana's first attraction, dedicated in 1935) was restored and re-opened to the public in 2006. The castle includes a museum, candy shop with the world's largest selection of candy canes, over two dozen flavors of hot chocolate and (of course), Santa Claus himself.

[Kevin Klosowski, 03/06/2007]

Santa's Candy Castle, a castle-shaped brick building, also claims to be the "first themed attraction in the United States."

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Santa Claus MuseumSanta Claus Museum, Santa Claus, IN - < 1 mi.
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Weather Rock and Animal Statues, Haubstadt, IN - 33 mi.

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