Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jingle Rail Christmas Collage

What fun we had yesterday at The Eitelljorg Museum in Indianapolis.  It is home to the holiday exhibit for Jingle Rails.

"The railroad changed the face of the West forever and Jingle Rails brings that story to life. The exhibit is a series of trestles, bridges, tunnels and trains that wind through detailed replicas of both the city of Indianapolis and Western landmarks. Eight trains wind through the elaborate landscape, including lighted passenger trains, trains with vintage posters and advertisements on their sides and freight trains."

Ron and Ainsley, Lindsey and Daniel had a grand time.  Well, so did I...The exhibit is made entirely of natural woods except, of course, for the rails and trains. There was the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Mt. Rushmore, and Aspen ski resort.  There was even the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde.  And who could leave out the city of Indianapolis and the State Fair Grounds.  All in all it was quite an experience.


After lunch at Sanatorini's, a Greek restaurant in Indianapolis, we bid the kids and grandkids adieu and returned home last evening.  It was, indeed a wonderful holiday experience.

Thanks be to God!!


Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.


  1. Isn't that display something! Thanks for sharing it at Mosaic Monday.
    Merry Christmas.

  2. Wow, that sounds like a fascinating exhibit! I have been to Indianapolis but didn't know this existed.. Hope you have a very merry Christmas.

  3. That really is the neatest display! All Aboard!!! Have a wonderful week! Merry Christmas!

  4. So beautiful and interesting!
    Thank you for sharing and...
    have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Beautiful arrangements. This sure is a fabulous experience.

  6. It's fascinating what they can make out of wood. Wow. That's a stunning display.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  7. What a nice display. Have a Merry Christmas!
    Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

  8. That is a gorgeous display! Merry Christmas!

  9. What a wonderful fun time with trains and Christmas...fond memories for me!

  10. That is gorgoeus! You must have had such a wonderful time! Thanks for the visit!
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Love the wreaths on those magnificent doors! I love trains, especially at Christmas. This looks like so much fun! Merry Merry!

  12. Hi Cathy,
    I am so pleased to meet you. Your Christmas Collage is absolutely fabulous! Thank you for visiting me! Christmas Blessings! Karen

  13. Sounds like an amazing place and different from the usual!


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