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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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Ok for kids...

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank ChrisIggy
Cedar Lake, Indiana
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

1 Thank Huge321
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232 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 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 

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

1 Thank Katrina W
Milford, IL
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

4 Thank DEBBEER1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

3 Thank WSIII
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96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This park has changed ownership a few times in the last few years. No money is put in to renovate or even paint. The lazy river has rails along the side, they literally painted the tops and if you grabbed from the bottom you got a handful of rust and slime. The lake water was brown, almost like sewage. The... More 

4 Thank Bill H
Fort Wayne
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My children are at the ages and heights that they are too big for the kiddy rides and just a tad too small for huge coasters, so this place was perfect! With an adult they could ride a couple of the coasters (which they loved) and many of the big kid rides. The staff was wonderful and friendly! My husband... More 

2 Thank Sarah V
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I have been going to Indiana Beach for almost 30 years and I was sad to see many rides removed, not working and a lot of the park not kept maintained. Needs some work, paint, sweeping, just a good cleaning. I hope things get better before next year. Going here is a annual tradition for my family.

1 Thank AMY B
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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 

5 Thank Lovelace1

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