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.

Our family loves vacationing In Santa Claus Indiana!
Reviewed by SusanGosman
on May 8, 2012
I love going to santa claus land I am older and can't do the rides very much so I get the younger adults to take the kids and I go to the Glass Glass Blowers Shop and all the other great gift shops. We met up at the water park later. It is great for every age. The park is very clean and the employees are always friendly and helpful.
Reviewed by Jawa56
on May 3, 2012
It is the place to take your whole family. The park with RV, rides, and swimming all in one area.
Reviewed by tslamb
on May 3, 2012
I love Santa Claus, In. it has the nicest people in the USA....I love the little shops, the history, Holiday World. Santa Claus has so much to offer!
Reviewed by kaspivey
on May 3, 2012

I adore this town-it is so friendly and there are so many fun places to go!
Reviewed by hoxharding
on May 2, 2012
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