Jingle Rails, The Great Western Adventure


  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46204 United States

The Eiteljorg Museum’s Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is a journey to the Great American West – the real West and the West of the imagination. The popular locomotive wonderland and Indianapolis family tradition opens Saturday, Nov. 18. 

Visitors can expect to see nine working model trains wind past the local treasures of downtown Indianapolis, including the Eiteljorg Museum, Monument Circle, Union Station, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Lucas Oil Stadium, where you will hear veteran Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey call a game. 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. Also, be sure to pose with your family for a whimsical picture next to a near-life-size train engine model, made of all-natural materials.

Every canyon and mesa, every lodge and geyser is created by Paul Busse and his brilliant team at Applied Imagination. Busse’s inventive holiday creations are rare and only seen in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C.—and Indianapolis. 

Highlights

  • Eight 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
      • One America Tower
      • Mt. Rushmore
      • The Grand Canyon
      • Old Faithful geyser (It actually erupts!)
      • The Indiana State Fairgrounds' Normandy Barn
      • Golden Gate Bridge
      • Las Vegas Strip
      • Hoover Dam
  • Access bonus content and videos about your favorite features with your smartphones via QR coding placed on the labels

*Included with museum admission