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Santa Claus, Indiana a Finalist for “Most Fun” Town

Santa Claus, Indiana is already one of the Most Fun towns in the U.S., thanks to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, but Rand McNally and USA Today may make it official. They are a finalist in the “Most Fun” category of the Best of the Road competition against five other finalists in the same category.

Interior of Santa's Lodge

Interior of Santa's Lodge

Santa Claus and the competing towns were chosen from 600 other locales, and will be visited on June 23 by teams of travelers who are visiting six different towns throughout the United States in a number of different categories: most beautiful, most patriotic, friendliest, most fun, and best food, as well as points of interest en route. The teams have until July 15 to make their choice.

The teams will choose the number one town in each of the categories, and the towns will be highlighted on the Rand McNally website, in the 2013 Rand McNally Road Atlas, and USA Today’s Travel site. Winning towns will be announced on July 22.

Spencer County is home to nationally known attractions such as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, and Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home with national and state parks. The Visitors Bureau encourages guests to stay overnight and visit the many attractions, shops, and restaurants.

Photo credit: Erik Deckers (Picasa)

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