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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 9 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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Tolono, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband & I have been going to IB for the last 6 years & the quality of our experience goes down each time. Employees are rude & can be seen socializing with coworkers or on their phones. The water park has significantly gone downhill, as it seems that either lake water is being used in the lazy river or... More

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Plainfield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The park has a lot of great rides along with a lot of delicious junk food. The elephant ears are definitely the best ever. I was a little disappointed because there were some rides that were not available. I think that the park is very understaffed. One bad thing is that when the evening gets dark the lights in the... More

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Portage, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to Indiana Beach for years and it seems to get more run down every year. We went this past weekend and I was shocked at how LITTLE the park does to maintain its cleanliness. They don't even bother to brush off all the cobwebs on the sides of the restaurants/ buildings and the bathrooms were absolutely... More

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Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to go to Indiana Beach before school started for a little fun. My husband and I didn't want to ride rides so they only charged us 3.50 each plus gave us a credit on a card for that amount for food or games which we though was a great bargain. Our children got the ride bracelets and took... More

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Kokomo, IN
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25 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I knew this place was run down from previous trips, but I thought it would be a good small park to take my five year old to. She is very petite and didn't meet the height requirements for much of anything. Of course she was able to ride the kiddie rides, but at five those weren't very exciting for her.... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I read a ton of reviews before going, many of them not very good. I grew up going to Indiana Beach every summer. I was so excited to go and take my kiddos. I loved it back then and I still do! It was just as I remembered it, with a few changes. Street reading the reviews, I was nervous... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We got there 30 minutes after opening, and a few rollercoasters were not yet open and were still being tested. The rollercoasters are fun, but we got stuck in our seats at the end of the Cornball Express, as the safety bar was stuck. The park was fairly clean overall, but seems quite run-down and old. We weren't expecting anything... More

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new lenox, illinois
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a boardwalk amusement park with very affordable lodging right on the property. It is very much like going back in time. Just stayed there for 4 days with 4 of my grandchildren 14, 12, & 2 10 year olds. We all had a really good time! Yes a few rides might be down on any given day, but... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I used to come yearly for more than 20 years. Always enjoyed the charmof this small, formerly family owned park. After a couple years hiatus, I was able to go back. I was sincerely disappointed. I can't evaluate the water park due to it being a cold and overcast day and no point in swimming. The food was over priced... More

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