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.

A nice place for family . soft drinks are free good thing if u want to ride u dont lose all the money u spent on drinks.nice water park FUN PLACE
Reviewed by memaw64
on May 15, 2012
Great summer fun at a reasonable price.
Reviewed by sets1980
on May 15, 2012
Everyone should visit Holiday World at least once! It is very inexpensive for an amusement/water park. The wooden roller coasters are some of the best, and the water park is second to none. Drinks and sunscreen are free. Food is affordable. The Park is very clean, and the staff very friendly. This is a most for anyone looking for a great day of family fun!!
Reviewed by 1ToughCookie
on May 15, 2012
This is the best and most inexpensive place to go! Everyone is super friendly. It is the cleaniest park you will find. It is a great, family oriented place! We go every year!
Reviewed by jrstewart25
on May 15, 2012
Santa Claus is the best place to take your family and Enjoy a nice Summer Day!
Reviewed by judyj
on May 15, 2012
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