Bonus Summer

The season’s not over yet, there’s still plenty of summer to savor! If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway, you’ll find it in Santa Claus, Indiana, and at sites throughout Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home—from coaster rides at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari to live entertainment at Lincoln Amphitheatre.

More Water Park Fun 

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is open weekends—plus Labor Day—through October 30 (the water park closes for the season on September 18). That means there’s still time to soar to new heights on the Thunderbird and race your friends on Cheetah Chase. And be sure to check out extra events happening during Kids World! 

Thunderbird roller coaster at Holiday World appears to bust through a building as it soars along the track

More Outdoor Adventure 

There’s a reason we think this area has the “greatest” outdoorsYou can find tons of outdoor fun to have before summer turns over to fall! 

At Lincoln State Park, the beach is open through Labor Day. And after that, you can still sleep under the stars at the campground, find your footing on the hiking trails, and learn about Lincoln as you stroll the Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza. 

If you prefer to enjoy the scenic outdoors by horseback, you’ll want to reserve a ride at Santa’s Stables. Skilled horseback guides will lead adults and bigger kids along some of the area’s most beautiful trails. And little kids can enjoy an easy-going ride on Foxy the Pony! 

Step outside and step back in time when you tour the replica cabins spread across the grounds of Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. The 13 replica cabins offer a glimpse, inside and out, of what a young Abe’s Indiana life might have looked like.

Calling all golfers! You’ll find not one, but two great courses in the area. Christmas Lake Golf Club offers 18 holes set amongst rolling hills, valleys, and sparkling lakes. Not up for 18 holes? The Rustic Golf Course is a nine-hole course that lets you play in beautiful wooded surroundings near the Ohio River. 

greatest outdoors at Lincoln State Park

More Entertainment Under the Stars 

If entertainment and relaxation are more your style, you’ll find great places to get your fix. The Holiday Drive-In Movie Theater is serving up double features on the weekends. Bring your folding chairs and set up seating right outside your vehicle to enjoy favorite flicks in the summer night air. 

The summer air is also filled with the sound of music. Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery is pairing local spirits with live performances every weekend through October. And Lincoln Amphitheatre is bringing live acts to the stage through October 9, including Kentucky Shine and Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.  

A band is shown from behind performing onstage at Lincoln Amphitheatre with a packed audience watching in the darkened background

More Fun Around the Corner 

We’re savoring these last weeks of summer. But we’re also turning our attention toward fall and beyond. If you’re thinking about a visit now or later, our Trip Planner Tool can help you plan a visit that’s big on fun. And if you need help or have a question, you can always send us a message! 

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