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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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Description: 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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Quick family 2 day stay

Ok. Ive read all the reviews. Some not so pleasing. If your looking for a Disney world or 6 flags experience don't bother coming. If you have kids 13 and under and would want a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

dirty & filthy, understaffed. Much racial tension & no guidelines for attire. Many attractions need to be closed down for remodeling or repairs. Very outdated. Food is too expensive, water was gross and too murky! Fights were breaking out and no security available. Very dark at night, no lights available. The bathrooms are better in a alley way in NY... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great for smaller kids, but still fun for our teenagers. New coaster in the back was very cool and super smooth. This is a classic mid 50's style park. Parents can stroll through for free (or minimal charge, $3) if not riding the rides. After 5pm there is a bid discount. Firework show on Saturday night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ok. Ive read all the reviews. Some not so pleasing. If your looking for a Disney world or 6 flags experience don't bother coming. If you have kids 13 and under and would want a fest/ carnival on steroids with some old fashioned type rides on a lower cost experience then this is the place. It's on the cheap for... More 

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Porter, Indiana
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139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we had some passes so we gave this place a try, it was good for our four year old nephew, not to big of park and plenty of rides he could go on. We did not ride any of the big rollercoasters but we did ride the little kid dragon coaster and it was a very rough ride, not sure... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I don't even know where to begin.... We should've turned around when we pulled into the parking lot. We walked the 2 blocks and the neighborhood and hotels adjacent were dreadful and run down. Spent $119 for 4 and literally went on 5 rides each and left. I didn't feel safe on any of the rides and several rides were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I think this place is a perfect place for families. It is inexpensive and great for children. They have a water park as well but I do know what others are saying about it seeming run down but I love Indiana beach and it brings back many fond memories.

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Munster, Indiana, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Who ever owns this park is letting go down hill because it USE to be a nice park to bring the kids. If they are not doing any type of up keep on the park itself, what type of up keep are they doing on the rides (that could be a concern). There were several rides they weren't operating. One... More 

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Portage, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family has been going to Indiana Beach for 50 years. I loved it as a kid and now my grandkids love it. You cannot compare it to Six Flags or Cedar Point because it's not the same type of vacation spot. It's smaller and more family oriented. We stay in the cabins right behind the park. We even have... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been annual visitors to the park since 1983. We rent a cottage on site and spend an entire week every July. My youngest son (Age 26) has been there every summer of his life.The park is fun for a day but if you want to build truly GREAT family memories, stay a week. We rent a Vintage Cottage... More 

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Indiana
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a lovely meal at the Hawaiian Luau buffet in The Skyroom. There was a roasted pig and a variety of other items on the buffet. The chicken salad was especially delicious. This was a fun event and I'm glad we made the trip to IB to try it. We're already looking forward to next year.

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