The Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello, Indiana, was founded by the Spackman family. When the city of Monticello announced Lake Shafer would be lowered, Earl Spackman and crew created a beach along the banks using shovel, 2 x 4's, wagons and horses. Bathhouse and refreshment stands were added to the property, and the following year toboggan slides were constructed. As the years passed, Spackman realized that the venue needed to grow, so in 1930, a dance floor and the Ideal Beach Ballroom were built. Upon Earl Spackman passing away, his sons took over the beach and the first permanent rides were added in 1947. In 1950, more rides were added and Tom Spackman changed the name from Ideal beach to Indiana Beach Amusement Resort.
Indiana Beach is home to six of the most exciting and thrilling roller coasters found in the Midwest. The Hoosier Hurricane is the granddaddy of all the roller coasters found in the park, while the Steel Hawg is the newest addition. The Lost Coaster is the most unique wooden roller coaster ever created and has been updated with new dips and bone-rattling lifts. Each coaster provides thrilling twists, turns and dips with wide sweeping views of the park below.
One of the most unique advantages of Indiana Beach is the POP Rides. POP stands for pay-one-price, which means most rides in the park are included in the price of ticket. Indiana Beach boasts more than thirty rides that range from thrilling coasters, water rides and Kiddyland, a special play area designed especially for children. Each day there are two ride sessions offered and with a POP pass, guests can enjoy unlimited fun and excitement.
Indiana Beach Resort offers limitless entertainment and some great options for shopping and dining. The park has The Garden Roof Lounge for the over 21 crowd, which features live music and dancing. The Skyroom Restaurant offers diners the most unique fine dining experience in the Midwest; guests are invited to feast on delectable cuisine and nightly live entertainment. The park entertains guests with a Magician and fireworks on opening weekend with the fireworks continuing throughout the season.
For guests wishing to stay at the resort, there are many suitable options for accommodations. Indiana Beach Campground invites guests to stay and play along the banks of Lake Shafer. The park is the perfect site for camping in a tent, RV or cabin rental. Staying at the Indiana Beach Campground Resort, guests will receive free transportation to the amusement park by tram or ferry.
The Indiana Beach Amusement Resort offers guests some of the best rides, entertainment, shopping and dining in Indiana. Visitors will be consumed with thrills and chills on the many rides and attractions throughout the park. Indiana Beach Amusement Resort is designed to be the perfect one-stop family vacation that has something to offer guests of all ages.