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.

lots of stuff to do for whole family
Reviewed by misfyt44
on September 17, 2012
Riding roller coasters at Holiday World, camping at Lake Rudolph, horseback riding at Santa's Stables, frozen hot chocolate at Santa's Candy Castle, visiting with Santa (even in July!) at the Santa Claus Christmas Store... all of that and more -- that's what I call FUN!
Reviewed by mwilkinson
on September 17, 2012
There are lots of things to do in Santa Claus, whether you're young or old!
Reviewed by bgogel
on September 17, 2012
Santa Claus is a town like no other. It's full of charming places to explore that you won't find anywhere else. And everyone is really nice.
Reviewed by scoopie77
on September 17, 2012
Santa Clause is the nicest lil town i have ever visited.. so charming... plus its the home of Holiday World which is AWESOME!!!!
Reviewed by ddupin01
on September 17, 2012
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