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The lakeside Indiana Beach Amusement & Water Park opened its first thrill ride in 1927 and has expanded into a full-scale amusement park over the years. In addition to the thrill rides, a water park helps visitors keep cool on hot days. Check out the daily water-ski show on Lake Shafer, where great feats, including a water-ski pyramid, have been performed since 1959. Tickets for the thrill rides and water park can be bought separately or together. Additional tickets are required for the water-ski show and parking. Arrange your visit to Indiana Beach Amusement & Water Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Monticello using our Monticello trip builder tool.
Indiana Beach Amusement & Water Park reviews
Used to go to this park when I was a teen and loved it, took my kids a few times when they where little and thought this was a nice park with reasonable prices. That all changed for the worse. Took...
Used to go to this park when I was a teen and loved it, took my kids a few times when they where little and thought this was a nice park with reasonable prices. That all changed for the worse. Took... more »
To the owners of Indiana Beach: QUIT TREATING SMOKERS LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. I have been going to Indiana Beach since I was born 50 years ago. As an adult, I have always appreciated the fact...
To the owners of Indiana Beach: QUIT TREATING SMOKERS LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. I have been going to Indiana Beach since I was born 50 years ago. As an adult, I have always appreciated the fact... more »
Had a great time at Indiana Beach Amusement Park with my grandsons and daughter. Rides were closed or opened later but most of the little guy things were online. Like everything these days - it is...
Had a great time at Indiana Beach Amusement Park with my grandsons and daughter. Rides were closed or opened later but most of the little guy things were online. Like everything these days - it is... more »
Had a great time at this park. Fun rides and an amazing atmosphere. The setting on the lake is fantastic. Both of the new coasters were closed but it was still fun. It will be even better when they are open and running. The Shafer Queen boat ride being included with the park ticket was a pleasant surprise and was a great way to view the park from the lake. The park has a bunch of food options. The taco and fried snickers bar I had at the park were both good.
I like it. It has a nostalgic charm. Reminds me of Cedar Point on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio back in the 60s. It's charming that some rides are on platforms in the water. Nice touch. I didn't mind paying the 20$ parking fee (pittance for what you pay for parking in San Francisco)so I could have my camping gear with me to cook my own food. I really can't imagine bringing a family and buying park food. The park does have a tired presence but I read that they have been on hard times and starting new ownership. It still gives local teenagers a summer job learning people skills and not sitting with their portable electronics. I wouldn't go out of my way to return, but would return if in the area again. Just not this year. This is for Ryan's Pronto Pup: the fried veges.....spot on! The marinara could be a little thicker, just me, but didn't stop me from dipping.
I would visit this place on a regular basis as a kid and was lucky enough to visit for the first time in probably 20 years just a couple of weeks ago. My husband and I took our kids (6 &9) and they LOVED it. It's like this place never changed...and I loved that. This is not a Kings Island or Cedar Point- and I don't mean that to be a drawback, because it is not. It's a little slower paced, has short lines, plenty of rides, games, food, and has a water park. I can't say enough about the employees, too. Every person we interacted with that day who worked there was so kind and patient. If your kiddos are 5-13 and not yet ready for the big coasters at the larger amusement parks, this is the place to take them. Please know they do have big roller coasters- they have something for everyone.
Went here for the first time with my husband and 4 year old daughter today, and it was literally the best day I've had in a long time. We all had an absolute blast. The location and atmosphere are just amazing. Also, HUGE praise to Ava, who was attending the Antique Cars ride. She has phenomenal interpersonal skills. Please give that girl a raise or something!! She was so comfortable striking up conversations with guests. She asked my daughter what her favorite ride was, then gave her a fist-bump when she answered. So sweet. But I highly recommend this place and absolutely cannot wait to go back. It's also relatively affordable. We decided to get my daughter a hat to help with the sun, and while most places like this would have charged at LEAST $16 for a simple(but cute!) baseball cap-style hat, this one was only $10.
Definitely a poor man's Great America. While not without it's archaic charm, this place is in desperate need of improvement. Rickety wooden roller coasters that haven't been painted in years along with railings & stairs. Actually saw a roller coaster beam missing it's bolts. The gate to the log water ride was literally covered in black electrical tape to hold it together. The cable cars that go way over the length of the park have no safety harnesses. You could literally jump or fall right out. They're big on lifeguards though. 3 of them for a 2ft wading pool. Food & goods are reasonably priced, which was a plus and one really good roller coaster, "The Hawg" we felt safe on. We paid $27 for our tickets from the campground. I wouldn't pay a penny more.
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