Top Things to Do in Santa Claus, Indiana

Lincoln boyhood sites and Santa-theme attractions draw big crowds to this south-central town of 2,400.

Holiday World Mammoth
Photo: Courtesy of Holiday World and Splashin' Safari


Cave Country Canoes

Water lovers can get their fix by taking advantage of a half-day trip along the Blue River.

Holiday World and Splashin' Safari

Big thrills await at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, which combines roller coasters and a water park; the Cheetah Chase, billed as the world's first launched water coaster, debuted recently.

Lincoln Amphitheatre

Watch concerts and other performances.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Photo courtesy of National Park Service. Courtesy of National Park Service

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

A small but well-executed museum commemorates the place where Abraham Lincoln spent most of his childhood.

Lincoln State Park

Vacationers lodge, fish and swim at the 1,700-acre park.

Marengo Cave

Tour this cave to see its towering stalagmites.

Santa Claus Museum

In town, read kids' letters to Saint Nick.

Eat and Drink

Frosty's Fun Center

Visitors find both fun and food at this arcade/restaurant/miniature golf course. Frosty's Fun Center on Facebook


This family-friendly spot serves mile-high biscuits, delish coconut cream pie -- and great Ohio River views.

Santa's Candy Castle

Try frozen hot chocolate.


Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort

RV rentals, cabins with kitchens and a shuttle to Holiday World are provided at this resort.

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