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21 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Spencer County

June 24, 2014 Leave a comment
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

Press Release
Spencer County Visitors Bureau

Here are 21 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July with your family in Spencer County, Indiana, home of Santa Claus, Rockport, Holiday World, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and lots more:

  1. Watch a parade, listen to live music, and more during the Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum in Rockport.
  2. Find out the best spot to view Holiday World’s Fireworks Extravaganza.
  3. Check out the stunning Bicentennial Plaza nestled inside Lincoln State Park that commemorates Abe Lincoln’s 200th birthday.
  4. Bring all the fixings for tasty campfire-cooked s’mores to enjoy around a fire.
  5. See Indiana’s tallest flagpole at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial where Old Glory is proudly displayed.
  6. Try the decadent red-white-and-blue sprinkled fudge at the Santa Claus Christmas Store.
  7. Spend the day swimming and splashing around. View places with pools here.
  8. Relax with a picnic at a local park.
  9. Camp at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort or Lincoln State Park and bond over games, activities, and fun family time.
  10. Cool off with delicious hand-scooped ice cream from a nearby restaurant.

See all 21 ways to celebrate the 4th:

For more information, visit, or call 812-937-4199.

Santa Claus Gets a $9.4 Million Makeover

Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Melissa Brockman
Spencer County Visitors Bureau

In preparation for the summer season, tourism businesses in Santa Claus and Spencer County, Indiana, are gearing up for the peak season with additions and enhancements totaling over $9.4 million.

“As National Tourism Week (May 3-11, 2014) kicks off, it’s exciting to look forward to the continued tourism industry investment in Spencer County,” said Melissa Brockman, executive director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau. “We are lucky to have businesses that prioritize visitor needs and are always improving.”

Lincoln State Park in Spencer County, Indiana.

Lincoln State Park in Spencer County, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

Tourism investments for 2014 include:
•    A new attraction, The Kringle Haus Werkstatt, featuring a coffee café and local artisan items for sale opened in Santa Claus, Indiana;
•    Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari added a classic swinging ship ride called Mayflower, Wildebeestro restaurant, Safari Outpost shop, Friday Night Fireworks from June 13 to August 1, additional cabanas, remodeled Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen, and more;
•    Additions and improvements at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort;
•    New exhibits and facility improvements at Santa Claus Museum & Village;
•    Vineyard and equipment upgrades, building renovation and expansion, and landscape enhancements at Monkey Hollow Winery;
•    Lincoln Amphitheatre added two weeks to the performance schedule of “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale;” and
•    Santa’s Cottages added a fishing lake and expanded Elf Park to include more playground equipment.

The Visitors Bureau invites guests to stay overnight and visit county attractions, shops, and restaurants.

For more information about Spencer County as a year-round destination, call 888-444-9252 or visit and