“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Santa Claus in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Freedom Train

Santa Claus Land Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, June 17, 2021
1. Santa Claus Land Railroad Marker
Inscription.  In 1984, Santa Claus Land's named changed to Holiday World. The expanded park celebrated Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July holidays. The beloved train was renamed the Freedom Train. and continued to delight generations of riders until its retirement after the 2012 season. A new train ride, Holidog Express, continues along the same route today, surrounded by Mother Goose Land characters and circling Holidog's Fun Town.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1984.
Location. 38° 7.286′ N, 86° 54.684′ W. Marker is in Santa Claus, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Christmas Boulevard (Indiana Route 162) and Indiana Route 245, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus IN 47579, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Claus Land Railroad (here, next to this marker); America's Everyday Heroes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Goose Land Train
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(about 800 feet away); The Raven (approx. ¼ mile away); David Turnham (1803-1884) (approx. 4.1 miles away); Snakeroot (approx. 4½ miles away); Dogwood Tree (approx. 4½ miles away); Boyhood Nature Trail (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Claus.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 8, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 5, 2023