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.

Santa Claus, Indiana is the most fun town because it is always celebrating the Christmas season and it has a great theme park.
Reviewed by Betsy Wilkinson
on May 16, 2012
I love Santa Claus, Indiana! It is so fun. I love Holiday World & Santa's Stables!!!
Reviewed by ajtemp
on May 16, 2012
Great fun family place!
Reviewed by Scarfoose
on May 16, 2012
We live in between Holiday World and Six Flags, it is about equal distance either way. We had been going to Holiday World almost every year and we both chose to go back to Six Flags a few years ago. We will never go back there again! LOL! We realize now that Holiday World is the friendliest parks there is! It is also priced in such a way that everyone can afford to go there! It is also much cleaner than any other park we have been to. They also give free fountain drinks! You can't get better than that! We also love this area cause there is so much to do there! We love this place!
Reviewed by TaraStanley
on May 15, 2012
Lots of fun activities for the whole family!
Reviewed by momof3
on May 15, 2012
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