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INDIANAPOLIS — While the pandemic continues to make travel difficult, Hoosiers can still enjoy a bite-sized trip through downtown Indianapolis and the American West, at the Eiteljorg Museum.

Now in its 12th holiday season, Fifth Third Bank Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure has returned to the museum.

“It’s a whimsical, model railroad with electric trains that ramble through very realistic looking, miniature landscapes,” says Bryan Corbin, Public Relations Manager for the Eiteljorg. “They depict the skyline of downtown Indianapolis, as well as landmarks of the American West like the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and Yellowstone.”

The miniature versions of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indiana State Fair, which were added last year, will also be making a reappearance this year. In addition, this year features a brand new addition: a recreation of San Francisco and its various landmarks, including Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and more.

Jingle Rails also features 1,200 feet of track and nine G-scale model trains. According to Corbin, all the exhibits are made out of “all natural materials,” like “acorns, pinecones, and tree bark.”

Adult tickets are $15, seniors are $12, youth ages 5 to 17 are $8 and children four and under are free. Guests are encouraged to purchase advanced tickets at

Jingle Rails runs through Jan. 17, 2022.