Santa Claus, Indiana

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

165 Votes - "Most Fun"
10 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Located between Interstate 64 and the Ohio River, tiny Santa Claus is a place where everyone feels like a kid. The town that honors Christmas all year has many year-round attractions: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa’s Candy Castle, Christmas Lake Golf Course, the Santa Claus Museum, and Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. It’s no wonder that it’s consistently a contender for Most Fun Small Town in the Best of the Road Rally. Amusements at the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari theme and water park take their inspiration from holidays, including Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the 4th of July. The park, which attracts more than 1 million visitors annually, is also home to The Voyage, repeatedly cited as one of the world’s best wooden roller coasters. The Santa Claus Museum and Village chronicles the town’s history with artifacts, vintage toys, and documents---including letters to Santa from around the world. Indeed, in the early 1900s, the town experienced controversy due to the large influx of holiday mail. The original post office as well as the Santa Claus Church and Statue are also on site. Santa’s Stables offers horseback rides of varying lengths through trails in the woods as well as pony rides for smaller kids, who also appreciate Frosty’s Fun Center with mini-golf, games, and food. You can also enjoy shopping and dining locally with St. Nick’s Restaurant, the Santa Claus Christmas Store, and Kringle Place Shopping Center. A lodge and cottages are available in addition to the campground.

This is a great location and the park is wonderful! You can go from the waterpark to riding rides whenever you want. Good times.
Reviewed by allen17
on September 17, 2012
For a small town atmosphere witha ton of things to see and do this town has it all!! From Holiday world to Rudolphs caampground, the Candy Castle , to all the Christmas shops, you cant have enough fun. Cant wait to go again this year. young or old, teens, tweens, adults, fun for all ages!!!with
Reviewed by lizzardz7
on September 17, 2012
Santa Claus, Indiana is a wonderful, small town nestled in the hills of southern Indiana. Santa Claus and her citizens are dedicated to the magic of Christmas! Come on down!
Reviewed by rroach
on September 17, 2012
Great place to visit!
Reviewed by cat6208
on September 17, 2012
Went there as a small child and recently returned to take my nieces and nephews. Holiday World makes it the most fun town!
Reviewed by lpsigirl
on September 17, 2012
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