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  • Fishing and canoeing on the 15 acre lake

  • Limited number of canoes and kayaks available for no additional fee; campers may bring their own

  • Beautiful wooded walking trails meander through 25 acres on the west side of the lake

  • Baseball field, soccer field, sand volleyball court and basketball court available

  • Archery

  • Disc golf 

  • Fenced swimming pool with adjacent bath house and restroom facilities - NO lifeguard on premises

  • Eight small outdoor shelters with picnic table - suitable for group discussions, "family homes" for campers, retreat attendees, picnicking

Holiday World
Santa Claus Christmas Store
Santa's Stables
Santa's Candy Castle
Santa Claus Museum
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln Ampitheatre

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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari is a local amusement park that consists of both a theme park and water park. This park is home some of the best rides in the country: Wildebeest, Mammoth and their newest addition, Thunderbird. Not only do they have two parks for one low price, they have free parking, free unlimited soft drinks, free wi-fi, free inner tube usage, and free sunscreen. Holiday World was the first theme park in the world when they opened as Santa Claus Land in 1946.

Check back at the beginning of summer for some discounted tickets! The Historic Santa Claus Campground is a short 5 minute drive from the front gate of the park!

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Santa's Stables

Santa's Stables provides a unique, family-friendly horseback riding experience. Visitors will be led along a wooded trail by trained horseback guides on a 45-minute or 20-minute ride.

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Santa Claus Museum

The Santa Claus Museum showcases the story of the town of Santa Claus. It houses a church built in 1880, a Santa Claus statue from 1935 that stands 22-feet-tall, and the original Santa Claus Post Office. More Info

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Abraham Lincoln grew from youth to manhood on this southern Indiana soil.  Many character and moral traits of one of the world's most respected leaders was formed and nurtured here.  Explore Lincoln's boyhood and learn about the boy who would one day become the leader of our nation. More Info

Santa Claus Christmas Store

Experience the magic of Christmas at the Santa Claus Christmas Store, located in America's Christmas hometown: Santa Claus, Indiana. Here you are sure to find just what you would expect in the only town named after jolly Ole St. Nick. From beautiful gifts, collectibles, Christmas tree ornaments and brilliant twinkling light displays to the warm mouth-watering aroma of Mrs. Claus' Christmas goodies, we specialize in the complete holiday experience. More Info

Santa's Candy Castle

Santa's Candy Castle is a magical place for anyone who holds the spirit of Christmas dear to their heart. The historic castle, which has hosted millions of visitors from all over the world, offers a unique experience unlike any other. At the castle, visitors can log in to their exclusive North Pole Network to chat with an elf, indulge their senses with a wonderful selection of gourmet confections, enjoy a trip down memory lane with retro candies, or try one of the 32-flavors of hot cocoa or frozen cocoa. Before you leave visitors can pick up a Christmas gift for that person who is hard to buy for from their collection of souvenirs, books or ornaments.

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Lincoln Amphitheatre

Lincoln Amphitheater is a majestic 1,500-seat outdoor venue located in the woods where Abraham Lincoln wandered as a young boy. Lincoln lived in the small town now known as Lincoln City, Indiana from the time he was 7 until he was 21. The outdoor amphitheater is located inside scenic Lincoln State Park. More Info

Nearby Churches

Santa Claus Christian Church

GROUNDED (Traditional) - Sunday 9:00am

Sunday School - Sunday 8:00am

ROOTED (Youth) - Wednesday 6:00pm

St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Mass Times: Tuesday 7:30am, Friday 7:30am and Saturday 4:30pm

Heritage Hills Baptist Church

Sunday School - Sunday 9:15am

Worship - Sunday 10:30am

Noel United Methodist Church

Worship - Sunday 9:00am

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