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 this town!!!! What's not to love about a town that revolves around the best time of the year?!!!!!
Reviewed by temmons07
on September 17, 2012
Santa Claus is great place! The people of the town keep the Christmas spirit all year. Of course if you are in Santa Claus you have to go to Holiday World -- the friendliest, cleanest, best theme park around!
Reviewed by JennyF0617
on September 17, 2012
Best part for me is the fun I have with my grandkids...free drinks, free suntan lotion and a clean, feel at home atmosphere. It is the most fun place.
Reviewed by didi_67
on September 17, 2012
Where else is it Christmas everyday? From the street names to the Post Office, Santa Claus, Indiana has it all. "Fun" is the best way to describe it! You can talk to elves at Santa's Candy Castle, ride horses through the beautiful countryside at Santa's Stables, you can even visit with Santa himself at the Santa Claus Christmas Store! The magical Christmas feeling never subsides and you always feel like a kid again when you are in Santa Claus, Indiana!
Reviewed by atempel
on June 1, 2012
An awesome place for the entire family....lots to do, see and enjoy!
Reviewed by Troesch16
on June 1, 2012
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