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Address: 5224 East Indiana Beach Road, On Lake Shafer, Monticello, IN 47960
Phone Number: 574-583-4141
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Today, Indiana Beach is home to six roller coasters. Of them, three are...

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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this place was fun it does how ever need major reno the candy shop had water flowing in during a storm there were no emegency golf carts or gators i could tell the buffet needs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
tippyfarm
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Warsaw, Indiana
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Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the nostalgic atmosphere of this park. You just don't find that anymore these days. Certain parts of the park really could use some TLC. However, it looks like they're cleaning it up by section. They have the area around the front with the Steel Hawg and Falling Star cleaned up and redone nicely. Hopefully they will continue this... More 

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Thank JerryK7
Joliet, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

summer 2015 was first time i was ever here...it was the first vaction with my boyfriend...ive been to lots of big place amusement parks..but i really had a great time here..it was cozy and friendly...cant wait to go back this summer..

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Thank Ruby S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Happy that it is still from my childhood to my family of young ones! Love that they still have the classic rides and still adding. Right on the water makes it a fun summer stop and enjoyable for the entire family!

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Thank Samantha M
Warsaw, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

this place was fun it does how ever need major reno the candy shop had water flowing in during a storm there were no emegency golf carts or gators i could tell the buffet needs to be open to young familys we were basicly refused service

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Thank tippyfarm
Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

It is a slightly run down amusement park but the kids (11,9,7) had fun. Some rides closed down but the lines were short and it killed a day.

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1 Thank ChrisIggy
Cedar Lake, Indiana
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This place is run down... nearly half the attractions were not running. If they were running, they had "kids' that had no business operating the rides responsible for everyone's safety. Food was overpriced, cold, and slow to deliver. Also, this place has a water park... there is no requirements on attire to be in the amusement park. Let me tell... More 

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Pataskala
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250 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Indiana Beach has always been one of my favorite traditional style amusement parks in the country. The Spackman family ran the place with great pride, and that showed. When the Spackman family sold the park to Morgan RV and Campgrounds, the new owners did NOT know how to operate a park. Morgan gave it their best attempt, but they did... More 

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2 Thank Amusementparkguy
Monticello, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Not as good as it has been in past years-will be under new ownership next summer so will try again to see how thing might have improved

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1 Thank Katrina W
Milford, IL
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have traveled to Indiana Beach every summer for 55 years. The last ten years I have witnessed a great decline in the park. It use to have dress codes and expected rules for conduct. The park use to be well kept and offered many more places to park boats for people who just came for the day. The rides... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I used to go to this park years ago, and have many good memories of it. It was an old-style lakeside amusement park, with a boardwalk and a lot of rides crammed into a small space, and good carnival style booths and junk food. It still has some of that, but is badly in need of maintenance and repairs. It... More 

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