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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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Crystal Lake, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Hotel CHARGES hidden Resort Fee above room rate. SCAMMING GUESTS. With my son away at camp, I planned a trip for my seven year old daughter to have some fun without her brother. I booked a room at the Indiana Beach Inn the day prior to our weekday visit. The close location in the park made it easy to change... More

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indianapolis
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Let's begin with the fact that this park is DISGUSTING. The trash cans smell terrible, they're overflowing. The water is gross and grimey, don't forget about the bottom of the lazy river that's sandy, and yellow. Don't even get me started on the bathrooms.. I literally hovered over the seat to go to the bathroom. It smells of waste and... More

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Decatur, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

First of all, I gave the park 4 stars instead of the 5 stars you would expect for "MY FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH" only because there is always room for improvement. Nothing in life (or very FEW things) will ever rate "perfect". We are annual park guests since 1983. We rent a cottage there every summer for a 7 night... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Indiana Beach looks pretty much the same to me as it did the last time I was there about 15 years ago! We visited while on a family vacation. Our 2 year old son was free, and my husband and I purchased spectator passes since we weren't planning on going on rides. We had fun just walking around the park,... More

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Manteno, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

And the great obstacle course at the end of the pier can't help this place. What a shame. Food is so nasty. I drove an hour and a half to get there. Used to be so nice. Old time cars. I loved This place once. All it needs is some TLC. Last year wasn't near this bad. What happened?

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illinois
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The park is old and is in need of a major overhaul and a paint job. Everything is rusted. The beach house where you change was so gross I made the kids change in the car. The bathrooms are disgusting. We arrived at 11 for the waterpark and the kids were bored by 2. Half of the slides are out... More

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is the best amusement park I have ever been to. Having been to parks owned by Cedar Fair and Six Flags, I know a good park. They have four roller coasters and quite a few other major rides. When you think of the Classic American Beachside amusement park, Indiana Beach is the place! They are adding multiple rides, and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

When we arrived with our pre-purchased tickets to get our arm bands at 11:30am on July 5th, the gal in the ticket booth appeared to just be trying to get through the transaction. There were 2 families in front of us and it took almost 15 minutes to just get our arm bands! When we got them, we received NO... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This park is old but very unique. The roller coasters are unusual and surprisingly fun. Typical carnival rides fill in the rest. Some rides need major sprucing up but others are just fine. My two teenagers had a good time. Management should make a punch list and get going on improvements. I could see they have upgraded a lot, saw... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went to Indiana Beach last Friday with my daughter's girl scout troop. First off, after reading reviews I was NOT looking forward to going. I even called the troop leader to ask her what she was thinking! She reassured me and we went. We had a great time! No, it's not the most modern of parks, but it was... More

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