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.

Santa Claus Indiana is a great place to bring your children & grandchildren. Whether it be for a fun filled day at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, camping at Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort or shopping at the Christmas Store, your family is going to love it
Reviewed by dthomasonbarrett
on May 30, 2012
Santa Claus is a small beautiful town in the rural setting of Southern Indiana. It is Christmas all year round with plenty of activities for the young and old. Holiday World is a fabulous theme park,
Christmas Lake Village is a subdivision in the town with all names of Christmas and 3 lakes.
Reviewed by keyanta
on May 30, 2012
Year round fun, rides, water, and family.
Reviewed by Perrys
on May 30, 2012
There is never a dull moment when your in Santa Claus. Great camping at Lincoln State Park, and Lake Rudolph. Of course Holiday World is a blast! For another great time, go to Santa's Stables and take a relaxing horseback ride!
Reviewed by bodiman6
on May 24, 2012
I love visiting year round with my family! We came for the first time a few years ago and have since come back to visit a few times a year to visit Holiday World in the Summer, there are always fun fall activities and of course, Christmas is just the best in Santa Claus!
Reviewed by jkottmeyer
on May 16, 2012
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