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.

LOVE IT!!! My family has fun every time. Lots of stuff to do for all ages. My teenager even has fun. Everyone is friendly. The price is great.
Reviewed by clbell10
on May 15, 2012
I love Holiday world. Good Service, Good park, Good time. Cant wait to try the water coaster! -Donnie Russell Louisville, KY.
Reviewed by donnmann18
on May 15, 2012
Best EVER, have over 30yrs of good memories :) Thanks
Reviewed by Tedbear72
on May 15, 2012
Loved Santa Claus land when i was Little and i still love it at the age of 32...I now take my kids there and they love it...It is such a fun family place with GREAT food!!
Reviewed by cambri4370
on May 15, 2012
Santa Claus is the best! =)
Reviewed by danirand1
on May 15, 2012
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