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Santa Claus, Indiana: Holiday World

The former Santa Claus Land has adapted over time to cater to fans of roller coasters and water parks. But there are still Christmas touches to be found, and sections are designed with holiday themed rides -- Pilgrims' Plunge, the Sparkler, the Raven...

Holiday World and Splashin' Safari

Santa Claus, IN
I-64 to exit 63. South on SR 162 to Santa Claus. Turn Right on SR 245. Holiday World parking lot is 1/2 mile on 245.
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Pose with Santa statue.

Holiday World

This Santa statue is just inside the entrance to Holiday World, and people line up to have their photo taken.

[Laura & Mary, 08/17/2012]

Holiday World sprang from a town named Santa Claus. They haven't forgotten their founder.

Holiday World

Started out as Santa Claus Land, (you can still get your picture on Santa's lap even in the middle of summer) but has changed with the times. Nice amusement park with sections designed around various holiday themes (July 4th, Halloween, Christmas, etc). Includes a separate section of rides for kids under 42" tall and award-winning roller coasters. It has an excellent water park with slides, river float, rapids, and a wave pool. A smaller amusement park, but staff is friendlier and lines are smaller than most places.

[Yvonne Bertke, 03/28/2002]

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Indiana Caverns, Corydon, IN - 42 mi.

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