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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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Older amusement park

This is more like an old time amusement park. The rides are from years ago - bumper cars - tilt-a-whirl - roller coaster merry-go-round - haunted house - etc. but there are also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Taft, California
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North Carrollton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My grandchildren loved it. Not a bad price. It's an older Amusement park. Went on first weekend they were open for summer. I think they were understaffed because some of the ride would close so others could open.

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Taft, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is more like an old time amusement park. The rides are from years ago - bumper cars - tilt-a-whirl - roller coaster merry-go-round - haunted house - etc. but there are also newer rides. This was a fun park for our little kids(4 kids under 8yrs old) plus we went on the first day it opened for the summer... More 

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North Judson, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Yesterday I took 11 members of our family to an outing at Indiana Beach. This was with a group (PAX) sponsored event with our exchange student. We had been here last July and I wrote a discouraging review. Unfortunately, things have not gotten better. Many rides we not running, including the park train, which is a landmark, the toddler airplanes,... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Indiana beach this weekend half ride was closed on opening weekend . Park look it run down. It cost 31.95 to ride what rides was open . Food was not that good their this weekend . It only take an hour walk around the park .

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Indianapolis
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Not worth the money. too many rides closed. High food cost for small portion. Not the dream that Mr. Stackman had so may years ago. Way off the mark from the traditional beach & boardwalk of east coast. Will go out of business or bankrupt. To sad. 15 years ago this was a wonderful family weekend camping ect. We will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

After reading quite a few negative reviews regarding IB, I feel I have to step up. My family and I have visited Indiana Beach nearly every year for decades. We are very educated, and stay in a Class A Motorhome when we visit. We also spend approx. 12 days per year at Cedar Point in Ohio. The charm of Indiana... More 

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Homewood, IL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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BiggVikesFan80
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Rabat, Morocco
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343 reviews 343 reviews
145 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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