Honest-to-Goodness Indiana Trip Ideas

Santa Claus, Indiana

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#1 Water Park in America!

Love roller coasters? Water slides? Value? Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are two fun parks for one great price! With the two longest water coasters on the planet, Splashin’ Safari was voted the #1 Water Park in the Nation by readers of USA TODAY! Add free soft drinks, free parking and free sunscreen – plus Santa – and you’ve got family memories that will last a lifetime!
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Experience Christmas All Summer Long!

This festive town is home to Christmassy attractions like Santa's Candy Castle, the Santa Claus Christmas Store, Santa Claus Museum & Village, plus more.

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Santa's Candy Castle

Sip on frozen hot chocolate and indulge in delicious handmade confections. Visit the historic attraction and browse holiday gifts and special souviners.

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Explore the Outdoors

Just five minutes from Santa Claus, find Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Explore sites commemorating Abraham Lincoln's 14 years in Indiana.

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Stay & Play

Specialty lodging makes this area unique, providing the perfect home away from home. Stay in a cabin, rent an RV, book a vacation home, and more!

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Summer Bucket List

Check out our list of 43 MORE things to do this summer, and go back to see our previous list of 54 things to do, too!

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