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Allow 2-3 days

Soak up the fun with a weekend adventure at the amusement and water park in Monticello.


Pack your sunscreen and flip flops for your long weekend as you make your way to the beautiful Monticello. For breakfast, head over to John’s Bakery and Cafe  for a sweet start to your day. Satisfy your sweet tooth with their fresh pastries and donuts, french toast, or chocolate chip pancakes.

After your day is off to a sweet start, your adventure begins at the nearby amusement and water park. You’ll spend a full weekend at Indiana Beach  exploring both their amusement and water park. Cool down as you splash, twist and zip around six of the Midwest’s largest water slides at Ideal Beach Water Park. Float down the Action River, slide down the Big Flush, play in Splash Bash or relax as you build sandcastles on the beach. Once you’ve gotten your Vitamin C, grab lunch at one of their various dining locations and head over to the amusement park.

Offering over 45 rides and attraction, Indiana Beach has all of your favorite theme park classics like the Carousel, Tilt-a-Whirl and Paratrooper. Thrill seekers will scream at the top of their lungs once they pull the ripcord on the SkyCoaster 110 feet in the air. The whole family can enjoy Indiana Beach’s arcade, Wabash Cannon Ball Express and a short cruise on the Shafer Queen. Whether it’s a thrill ride or a family friendly coaster for your little ones, you’ll find all of this and more at Indiana Beach. Your eyes will light up when you end your night watching the fireworks.


Sip on adult beverages and enjoy live music overlooking the boardwalk at DT Kirby’s  . There are no bad days at DT Kirby’s when you hang out in their open venue beer garden or eat a burger with the family in the skyroom. Don’t forget to check their schedule for karaoke night!

If karaoke isn’t your thing, how about a drive-in movie? Lake Shore Drive-In  has provided the best quality movies and food to their customers for over sixty years! Movies show 7 nights a week on their two digital projection screens.


After a long day of excitement, retreat to your lakeside cottage at the Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort Lodging . If a cottage isn’t your thing, the resort offers townhouses, cabins, motel units, and suites for rent. After a long night of sleep in one of their multiple loading options,  you’ll be ready to do the whole thing over again!