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.

I just love the fun and friendiness of the whole place!
Reviewed by masisa
on September 17, 2012
We live about 30 minutes away from Santa Claus, IN. We have season passes to Holiday World
Reviewed by wenmoore
on September 17, 2012
We have season passes to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari and have gotten them since 2002. This is a wonderful park -- very friendly staff and lots of fun activities. If you love rollercoasters, you won't be disappointed, but there are plenty of other fun rides, games, and shows in addition to those. Add in the free soft drinks and sunscreen, and it's a deal that's hard to beat! We love this place!!!
Reviewed by kdidomizio
on September 17, 2012
Home to Holiday World, the most awesome theme park ever! This park is a two in one park with rides and a water park. Both have fun for ALL ages. You can also visit Santa's candy Shop where you can not only purchase devine homemade candies but you can write a personal letter to Santa and recieve a personal reply straight from the North Pole at no cost. This is a place where the holidays are celebrated everyday of the year!!!! Have visited at least once yearly for the past 8 years and plan on continuing that tradition for many many more my family LOVES this place.
Reviewed by MP
on September 17, 2012
Santa Claus, IN is a great place to go because it is alot of fun.
Reviewed by kona62003
on September 17, 2012
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