Pet-friendly Getaway

If you’re proud pet parents and enjoy taking your four-legged friends along on vacation with you, then you’ll be delighted to know that the Santa Claus area and sites throughout Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home welcome everyone in your family—two legs, or four!

Plan your pet-friendly vacation here:

Where to stay:

Whether you prefer camping or staying in a hotel, there are several different lodging options that welcome your furry friends.

  • Stay close to nature and camp in the beautiful Lincoln State Park with your pets, it’s located only five miles from the town of Santa Claus
  • The Motel 6 located in Dale, is also pet-friendly

Where to eat:

Choose a restaurant with outdoor seating. Bring a leash, and your four-legged friend can hang out, too.

  • Visitors could also pack a picnic lunch, or pick up something to go, and stop at one of several scenic spots along the Ohio River and throughout the area

What to do:

As long as you are respectful about cleaning up after your furry friend, there are plenty of outdoor activities that welcome you and your pets. Just remember to bring their leash!

Additional Options:

Don’t worry, you can bring along your pets even if there are things you want to do without them. There are convenient kennel services for when you want to enjoy the area’s sites and attractions that aren’t so pet-friendly.

  • If you plan on spending the day at Holiday World & Splashin Safari, there is a kennel service on site and you are welcome to board your pets in an air-conditioned or an outdoor kennel space while you enjoy the park
  • For other local kennel options, check out Hilltop Veterinary Services in Lamar, St. Francis Animal Health Care in Dale, or Santa Paws Pet Park

All things considered, it’s still best to call ahead and confirm that your pet is welcome in specific locations. You can find contact information for all of the area’s sites, attractions, dining, and lodging on our website. We hope you and your furry friends enjoy your stay!

This blog post has been updated from February 2019.

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