Santa Claus, Indiana

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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.

The downtown is so fun; you actually feel like you are at the north pole it self. Not to mention they have the best amuesment park on the planet, Holiday World!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by RyanMaddox
on May 15, 2012
Holiday world has been the best by far always have a great time when we go
Reviewed by AngieRamberger
on May 15, 2012
Love this town! Been here my whole life and would not want it any other way.
Reviewed by jklaswell
on May 15, 2012
Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN is by far the best family friend amusement and water park we've ever been to. We can't wait to go back!
Reviewed by tracyskye
on May 15, 2012
cleanest of all the parks i have ever been to. love the fact you dont have to walk a mile between attractions. thanks
Reviewed by alicebradley
on May 15, 2012
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