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Holiday world / camping

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Holiday world / camping

Is there any camping near Holiday world, Not a shabby roadside campground but a nice natural tent camping ground? When is the best time for camping and holiday world?

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The Lake Rudolph Campground just down the street from Holiday World is supposed to be pretty decent but we don't camp so I have no experience with it. Holiday World and Splashin' Safari is very crowded on weekends during the summer months when Splashin' Safari is open too. If you can go during the week it would be best. Holiday World is a great park and they have a new huge wooden coaster under construction for next year.

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Yes the Voyage is one reason I am planning to go there.

I looked at that campgrounds website and it doesnt really look to be surounded by nature. Is the camsites close together and such? I really dont wanna be to close to other campers or place near a major road.

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If you're into coasters then be sure to stop by Beech Bend in Bowling Green on the way up to HW next year. Tomorrow (10/28) they will announce the name of their new wooden coaster under construction for 2006. It's supposed to be a really good one too. I'm really sorry I can't answer your questions about the campground but like I said I haven't stayed there. I don't recall any of the campsites being particularly visible from the road. The road going through Santa Claus is busy but it's not a major highway with the interstate just a few miles north. The speed limit is pretty low through town so I'm sure it helps keep the noise down. Once the park closes I don't think there is a lot of traffic on that road at night. We stayed at Santa's Lodge once and had a room facing the road and we didn't notice any noise from the traffic at night. There's also a state park- can't remember the name- somewhere nearby that has camping. Seems like it was something to do with Abe Lincoln's boyhood home. I'm sure it's on the web.

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Lincoln State Park is exactly what you're looking for. Check out the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Web site for more information: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/

The park has a wonderful wooded scenery, and although some of the camping is fairly close together, there are spots that are a little more secluded. There are a lot of wonderful things to do at the park, also.

There's a lake with a swimming beach, boating activities and great hiking and biking trails. One trail around the lake leads to the old fire tower, which you can climb and check out a great view from above the tree-tops.

I grew up about 45 minutes SW of Santa Claus, a very short drive from Lincoln park, and we have camped there for many years. It's still a wonderful place to enjoy nature.

One of the nearby colleges used to operate an outdoor ampitheatre at the park that had wonderful productions, as well, but state funding cut the program for 2006. There is still a working pioneer farm from May through September across the street from the park's entrance, though. It's really neat and educational--fun for all ages.

As for Lake Rudolph, my husband and I rented a cabin there two years ago with our then 4-year-old son. The cabins and the campsites were all very close together.

My husband complained about a large group of teenagers (I think it was a church group) that rented the two cabins next to ours, but they didn't bother me so much. However, they were RIGHT NEXT (cabins are all about 20 feet apart) to us, and for the cost, it really wasn't worth it.

Also, the campground is literally next to the theme park, so one of the roller coasters ran right behind our cabin. Every couple of minutes, a roller coaster car would come zooming past our cabin with a great roar. I imagine it must be somewhat similar to living next to a train. Thankfully, we didn't spend a whole lot of time at the site itself.

We rented a paddle boat on the lake, and it was fun, but the "lake" is more like a pond and there were no neat hidden spots to explore. We also played miniature golf at the park; it also was fun, but my son was bored with it before we even finished the half-course.

Finally, it depends on what you want to do as to what time of year you come. The summers here are very humid and hot--not really ideal camping weather. However, if you want to enjoy the water park at Holiday World, you don't want to come when the temperature starts to drop, either. And if you're looking for smaller crowds, mid-week is the best time to come.

So, if you do come in the "peak season" and don't care about the heat/humidity, you should schedule a mid-week visit anytime from June to mid-August; if you're worried about the heat/humidity, but still want to swim, I suggest coming in June (before the humidity really kicks in); and if you don't care at all for the water park, a visit at the end of Holiday World's season (mid- to late-September or early October) would probably be best as far as good camping weather is concerned.

I hope that's not too confusing! :)

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We have made our reservations for Lincoln, now what all is there to do around there you would recommend other than holiday world, thats a given!

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There are a lot of things to do in the Holiday World/Santa Claus area depending on what time of year you plan to travel. The county fairs will be taking place in the month of July. There is the Monastary in Ferdinand which is a relatively short drive from Lincoln. Lincoln has the amphitheater during the summer months which always shows the story of Young Abe Lincoln and one other play a summer. I am not sure what the secondary play is this summer though. The Lincoln Boyhood Memorial is there close to Lincoln as well. The first week of August there is the Strassenfest in Jasper which celebrates their German heritage...it is about 20-25 minutes from Lincoln. You could always travel to Evansville to the Casino Aztar riverboat. In September the town of Dale has their street festival.

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We are going to be there june 21 through 25 is there any festivals that time?

We are there for a while so I want to keep occupied. We love fishing, hiking, and history stuff. THe lincoln stuff looks fun. Hows the organ museum I saw somthing about it.

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A friend of mine used to work at Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels (the organ museum). She said the instruments are neat to see but that she thought admission was too pricey. I guess it just depends on how into that stuff you are.

Have you tried the website:

www.enjoyindiana.com

There is a lot of information on things to do in southern Indiana on there so that might be a good place to check.

Also try Spencer County's tourism info site at

www.spencerco.org

There is information about the towns and events on there. Hope that helps! :)

You will love camping at Lincoln! I have lots of good memories of my times spent camping there growing up.

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our trip here left much to be desired.

The people in the area were rude even at Holiday world where they have won friendliest park the employees were rude.

Lincoln state park was nice but over crowded and rude guests although the wildlife was around us and the rangers were very nice.

Lincoln boyhood monument was amazing!!

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