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Indiana Beach Amusement Resort

5224 East Indiana Beach Road, On Lake Shafer, Monticello, IN 47960
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Monticello
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement
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Owner description: Today, Indiana Beach is home to six roller coasters. Of them, three are wooden roller coasters, including the world-famous Cornball Express, voted the #1 Wooden Coaster in the world by Theme Park Critic in 2002! In addition, Indiana Beach is home to Indiana's 1st custom steel coaster, Steel Hawg. Through all its new attractions, new slogans, and new guests, Indiana Beach never forgot its place as a classic facility filled with classic attractions. Whether it’s getting’ their fannies riding on a coaster, relaxing in the summer sun, or dancing & dining with family & friends, generations have enjoyed all that Indiana Beach has to offer including 0ver 100 accommodations. With plans for tomorrow blossoming every day, exciting changes every season, and a continued commitment to quality, there are no limits in sight for Indiana Beach’s future. From a cornfield that a horse and cart turned into a beach swimming area to the largest amusement & vacation playground in the state of Indiana, from its humble beginnings as Ideal Beach to its undying popularity in the hearts of guests of all ages and generations, Indiana Beach has come to represent that there truly is “more than corn in Indiana...”
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Homewood, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was our second trip this Summer--went August 10-12. This time around stayed at one of the old nearby resorts instead of the property. I think due to many previous complaints-IB had a sheet of anything that was closed down that day at the entrance so you knew before going in. One day they had a couple things listed as... More

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Kokomo, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I spent much of my childhood visiting IB and also worked there as a teenager, back in the 70's and early 80's. It was clean, well maintained, and popular. I went back recently to take my grandchildren. I could not believe how run down it was. Many rides were closed, and the place just seemed in need of much repair.... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My son and I went because of a special Groupon ran. They have some nice kiddie rides for a 3 year old. They had some nice roller coasters (we couldn't ride). They had lots of games and food options as well as a free ski show that we enjoyed. It is an older park and its not perfect but I... More

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
100 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

To be clear, this is a small amusement park on a very small lake in the middle of Indiana that hails from the very early 20th century. That said, there's plenty of fun here for the whole family. I think realistic expectations are key. The kids and older folks working the rides are nice, and the rides themselves still offer... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Seems like a great place to go to. Alot to do waterpark beach & rides. Entertainment beautiful scenery.

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West Peoria, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had read so many negative reviews and was wondering what kind of trip we would have. We had a great weekend without spending a fortune. My wife and I could not understand all of the negative reviews, except that people must be expecting a King's island of Six Flags caliber park. Indiana Beach is a small, boardwalk style amusement... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a fun outing that started around 4 in the afternoon and ended around 11pm. We rode on a chair lift over the fair grounds, ate some supper in a real restaurant walked the grounds and then took a paddle wheeled boat ride to watch fireworks over the water! Great Fun!

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1 review
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This place is dirty and everything is rusted. I was staying at the beach inn hotel. The hotel was dirty and the bathroom was rusted. I was scared to even use it. I didn't wanted to get my kids sick

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at the Indiana Beach Motel when we stayed there. Upon arriving there were no parking spaces near our room. We went and checked in at the desk and were given a parking pass that we were told to put in our windshield, this would let the security people know we were staying at the resort. We finally did... More

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1 review
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

With the price approaching that of much bigger parks, one would expect a very pleasant visit. My two children and wife arrived only to find that the child rides were not running at full capacity. There were new rides that were not operational. A brand new dragon rollercoaster for small children was down despite being inspected by the state just... More

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