Indiana Beach

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Indiana Beach was an amusement park located on Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana. The resort was developed by the Spackman family, who owned it from 1926 to 2008. Originally named Ideal Beach, the amusement park began as a small lakeside beach with a bath house and refreshment stand. In 1927, the first thrill attraction opened, and from that point, it began to expand. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was popular for the Ideal Beach Ballroom, featuring well-known bands. 

Employing a cartoon crow, commercials promoting “Indiana’s largest amusement park and vacation playground” ended with the tagline, “there is more than corn in Indiana.” The slogan proved enduring, running regularly on TV for 35 years.

On February 18, 2020, Indiana Beach announced that it would permanently close after 94 years of operation, with no plans to reopen.