Weekday Winners

You might have noticed August can be a strange month around here. It’s true that a few local businesses and one amazing theme park go from daily operation to weekends only.  

So, what’s there to do during the week? 

Luckily Santa Claus, Indiana, and sites throughout Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home are brimming with fun, family activities that you can enjoy any day of the week.  

Here are some weekday winners your family will love: 

  • Check out Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and the Living Historical Farm. This stop is both fun and educational. You’ll learn facts about Lincoln’s Indiana life at the Visitor’s Center, then you’ll experience a Lincoln-era homestead complete with cows, chickens, sheep, and horses.   
  • There’s plenty of shopping for buyers of all ages! The young ones will definitely enjoy a trip to Santa’s TOYS, and families will appreciate the Santa Claus Christmas Store, Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop, and Mistletoe Antiques & Collectibles. Weekday Winners
  • Rent a paddle boat, take a hike, or relax on the beach at Lincoln State Park. This state park is also home to Little Pigeon Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery where Lincoln’s sister, Sarah Lincoln Grigsby, is buried.   
  • Christmas Lake Golf Course offers a full driving range, putting green, and a golf shop in addition to the 18-hole course with four sets of tees to accommodate all levels of players.  
  • Burn off some energy while taking a self-guided tour of the Saint Meinrad Archabbey. There are only two in the United States! Make sure you stop by the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop featuring foods and gifts handcrafted at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and other monasteries as well as inspirational gifts, books, and more.  Weekday Winners
  • Pepper’s Ridge Winery and Monkey Hollow Winery & Distillery keep the same schedules year round. Pepper’s Ridge Winery is open from 12:00 – 6:00 pm CT Wednesday – Sunday, and Monkey Hollow Winery & Distillery is open from 11:00 am -6:00 pm CT Tuesday – Sunday.   
  • Step back in time at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. With 13 Lincoln-era cabins and a museum that houses a hutch built by Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas Lincoln, this stop brings you a little closer to local history.  Weekday Winners

Don’t forget to check out overnight accommodations while you’re planning your trip!  

You can find a complete list of hours of operation for local businesses here.

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