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“More than corn in Indiana”

Indiana Beach Amusement & Waterpark
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Monticello
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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...”
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Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“More than corn in Indiana”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Fun way to spend the weekend. A very reasonable price and one of the few amusement parks you can take a familly of 5 for less than $150. The skylift, Boat tour and water shows are all free with admission.

Thank namron_1972
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Danville, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Childhood Favorite”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

IBAP has always been a favorite of mine! I grew up getting to go here during the summer on our family vacation. It is neat to see the new additions mingled with the heart and sole of IBAP! There's more than corn in Indiana! Enjoy

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Twilson254
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Monticello, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Little Indiana amusement park”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Ok place to go. It does have a couple of good rollercoasters and the lines aren't typically too long. It's an old park in need of more TLC.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Grnthumb30
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Lafayette, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unique experience but expensive”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have been going for years because we are locals but I don't think it would be a destination I would choose if I had to travel far to get to it. Holiday World blows this out of the water. You won't find the cleanliness that you are accustomed to at a six flags or disney park and this park is certainly no contender to those larger parks. It is very small with a sky lift that takes you over the entire park in just a few minutes. The amusement park is located on a peninsula jutting out into the lake which makes for a nice atmosphere. Rides include several smallish coasters, a log flume, and a large ferris wheel. Typically there are water skiing shows and diving shows that are free. There is also an old style paddle boat that you can take a short cruise on for a fee. The park has a "carnival game" area and also a small waterpark with a small lazy river and real sand beach. The water is pulled from the lake lake and filtered. Overnight accomodations are available adjoining the park but the "cabins" are less than stellar. More of a fishing hotel room. 2013 prices are not posted yet but 2012 brought alot of local criticism due to the high proces. Look for discounts on line.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Chris E
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Buffalo, Indiana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Too little for the money”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Poorly kept up and old looking. Help is no help. Is way overpriced for what is available. Just a couple of rides that would appeal to all ages.

8 Thank Jim C
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