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.

Every year I have gone many times to Santa Claus, IN to Holiday World. Well worth the 30 min drive from my house to take my daughter. Plenty to do between the park and the water park to keep a kid busy for days. For those that don't like the thrill theres camping and golf.
Reviewed by blondie8100
on September 17, 2012
Where else can you celebrate Christmas 365 days of the year with attractions like Santa's Candy Castle, the Santa Claus Museum, the Santa Claus Christmas Store, and more. You can also visit the family-friendly Holiday World
Reviewed by cbuehler
on September 17, 2012
Many generation of my family have visited -- simply the best!
Reviewed by Hizzoner
on September 17, 2012
A great town with lots to do, plus it's Christmas all year!!
Reviewed by bu1980
on September 17, 2012
We visit every year in the summer -- and then start making plans for the next year. Fun for not a lot of change. Can't beat it!
Reviewed by Rocker
on September 17, 2012
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