November 26 to January 18, 2016
Enter a locomotive wonderland, a network of trestles, bridges and tunnels with chugging trains and detailed replicas of national treasures, all made of natural materials like twigs, moss and nuts and wrapped up in holiday trimming. Jingle Rails is a journey to the Great American West--the real West and the West of the imagination. It inspires in guests a desire to know more about the natural and social history of the West, to travel to experience America/s Western treasures, and to learn about the significance of the railroad.
What's more Western than Vegas? The flashy hotels and distinctive signage of the Vegas Strip now have a place among the icons of the West featured in the Eiteljorg Museum's Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Named a USA Today "10Best" Indy holiday attraction in 2014, immerse yourself in a locomotive wonderland as trains wind past treasures of the American West and Indianapolis. See Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium, Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Rushmore, Yosemite and more. New for 2015: Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, bird's eye view train cameras and interactive components.
Visitors will also enjoy a new interactive experience. They can sound the whistle on one of the Jingle Rails engines, and a kiosk offering a "train's-eye view" of the exhibit will be nestled between the trestles in Eagle Commons.
The unique part of Jingle Rails is that every canyon and mesa, every lodge and geyser—even the replica of Indianapolis’ own Soldiers and Sailors Monument by Paul Busse and his company Applied Imagination. Busse's inventive holiday creations are rare and only seen in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C.—and now Indianapolis.
Admission: $12, adults; $10, seniors 65+; $6, youth 5-17 and full-time students with ID; free, children 4 and under, members, and IUPUI.