Santa Claus, Indiana


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

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


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.

alot of fun and very friendly people
Reviewed by redneck508
on May 8, 2012
Santa Claus is the Best small town in America. We enjoy everything there is about Santa Claus. It is the best destination vacation for the whole family!!!!
Reviewed by DawnGraham
on May 8, 2012
Lake Rudolph, Christmas Store & Holiday World are all fun & exciting
Reviewed by gayla6620
on May 8, 2012
Our family has fallen in love with Santa Claus Indiana. We enjoy staying at Lake Rudolph Campground and going to Holiday World. So many activities to do in and around Santa Claus without spending alot of money. It is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you are able to relax and truely enjoy being on vacation.
Reviewed by LyndaJamieson
on May 8, 2012
We had the most fun in Santa Claus. The have everything you would want close at hand.
Reviewed by Vhampton0417
on May 8, 2012
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