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Indiana Beach Amusement Resort

5224 East Indiana Beach Road, On Lake Shafer, Monticello, IN 47960
574-583-4141
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Monticello
Type: Water Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks
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... more » 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...” « less
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Columbus, Ohio
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215 reviews 215 reviews
87 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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minooka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place reminded me of a boardwalk amusement area at the Jersey Shore. It was much cheaper, though. If you set your expectations correctly, you can have a great time. We ate in the restaurant upstairs (the old dance ballroom). We had great service and good home cooked food. We didn't really go on many rides, but just chose to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had read the reviews before our trip, and I had misgivings from the start. Upon parking in a grass lot and seeing the mish-mash of run-down buildings I was even more unsure. But after entering it seemed less run-down and more charming the more you look. And if you look closely, you can see all kinds of modern technological... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family went to Indiana Beach for vacation this year and it was such a great experience! There were so many different things to do and see. We could barely squeeze everything we wanted to do into our three day stay. We also really liked the atmosphere that made it seem like it was a blast from the past. The... More

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