When tourists plan a visit to Indiana, towns like Carmel and Fishers might be at the top of their list but don't snooze on Santa Claus, Indiana.

What Makes a Destination a Hidden Gem?

Small towns, with their close-knit communities, and a slower pace of life, have an undeniable allure that captivates the hearts of many. In these tight-knit communities, neighbors know each other by name, friendships are formed effortlessly, and a genuine sense of belonging prevails. The collective spirit of cooperation and support becomes the cornerstone of everyday life, fostering a warm and welcoming environment that is often absent in larger cities.

Santa Claus, IN
Santa Claus, IN

Best Hidden Gem in Indiana

According to the researchers at Cheapism.com the jolly town of Santa Claus is the best hidden gem in Indiana. Now, if you have had the pleasure of visiting or even living in Santa Claus, this is no surprise to you. Simply driving through Santa Claus just gives me the feeling of a quaint little village. And I absolutely picture Santa's elves living in the cottages.

Santa Claus, Indiana; Facebook
Santa Claus, Indiana; Facebook

Here's what Cheapism.com had to say about Santa Claus, Indiana:

Oh, this? Just a town where it's Christmas 365 days a year. Spirited, delightful, and endlessly weird, this small town in southwestern Indiana is stuffed with a Santa's bag of Christmas-themed attractions, from museums and water parks to a candy castle and a post office with a giant Santa out front.

Unique Local Businesses and Experiences

Honestly, when I think of Santa Claus, Indiana, only a couple of things come to mind: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, The Santa Claus Christmas Store, and Santa's Candy Castle. But there are more reasons to visit this hidden gem.

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9 Fun Things to Do in Santa Claus, Indiana

From shopping to horseback riding, to ziplining, or just relaxing outdoors with a glass of wine in your hand. There's more to enjoy in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana outside of a trip to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

For more things to do, visit the Santa Claus, Indiana Visitors Bureau website.

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