Trip Tips: How Much Does it Cost?
Posted on May 16, 2023
Looking for a family vacation that's big on fun but easy on your wallet? Santa Claus, Indiana, and the sites throughout Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home offer tons of activities and things to do that are family and budget friendly!
From free self-guided tours to movie nights that won't break the bank, this guide includes plenty of crowd-pleasing additions for your travel to-do list.
Free Family-Friendly Things to Do
Things to Do for Less Than $10
Things to Do for Less Than $20
- Purchase an adult ticket to Holiday Drive-In for only $12—that's TWO movies, plus, you can bring your own picnic!
- Get artsy at Good Life Designs and create a paint-your-own ceramic masterpiece you can take home for less than $20.
- Paddle away on Lake Lincoln at Lincoln State Park! Canoes, rowboats, and single kayaks can be rented for just $10.70 an hour. Double kayaks and paddle boats are available for $16.05 an hour. And for just a little more than $20—$21.40 to be exact—you can rent the fun Duck or Dragon Paddle Boat (a "splurge" that's totally worth it!).
Budget-Friendly Theme Park Fun
There’s plenty of savings to be had when visiting Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. A general admission ticket gets you into TWO parks, which include some of the world’s best wooden coasters and water coasters! If that's not enough, you also get:
- FREE Parking
- FREE Sunscreen
- FREE Wi-fi
- FREE Soft drinks