Indiana Beach

Amusement park in the United States

Indiana Beach
Monticello, Indiana, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1926
Owner IB Parks & Entertainment

Indiana Beach is an amusement park located in Monticello, Indiana, USA. It opened in 1926.


Indiana Beach was sold by the Spackman family to Morgan RV Resorts before the 2008 season.

Adventure Point, a former ropes course attraction

In 2011, Adventure Point was opened. It was a ropes course attraction and operated until 2015.

The park was acquired by Apex Parks Group in 2015.[1]

In early February 2020, rides from Indiana Beach and Fantasy Island were offered for sale, leading to speculation that the parks would not open for 2020.[2] On February 18, it was announced that Indiana Beach would not open in 2020 as Apex Parks had bankruptcy protection and been unsuccessful in finding a buyer.[3] The following month, government officials put together a $3 million incentive package to attract potential buyers of Indiana Beach.[4] In April, the park posted an image on their social media which included the phrase "Can you keep a secret?" and another with "permanently closed" written, but with the word permanently scored out.[5] Later that month, it was revealed that Chicago businessman Gene Staples had purchased the park and hopes to reopen it in 2020.[6]

The park reopened on June 27, 2020.[7]

Roller coasters


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
American Dreier Looping Schwarzkopf Steel 2024 Under construction
Cornball Express Custom Coasters International Wooden 2001 Operating
Cyclone Unknown Steel 2022 Operating
Hoosier Hurricane Custom Coasters International Wooden 1994 Operating
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain Custom Coasters International Wooden 2002 Operating
Steel Hawg S&S Worldwide Steel 2008 Operating
Tig'rr Coaster Schwarzkopf Steel 1984 Operating


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Dragon Wagon Wisdom Rides Kiddie 2015 2018 Unknown
Galaxi SDC Steel 1971 2013 Scrapped
Little Dipper Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1950s 1973 or later Unknown

Operating attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Air Crow Larson International Flying Scooters 2004
Antique Autos Unknown Track Ride 1965
Beach Buggies Unknown Roundabout 2022
Big Flush WhiteWater West Dinghy Waterslides 1998
Boardwalk Balloons Unknown Samba Balloon 2023
Boogie Boats Unknown Roundabout Unknown
Crazy Carp Rideworks Roundabout 2008 or earlier
Den of Lost Thieves Bill Tracy Tracked Dark Ride 1969
Dodg'em Bumper Cars Lusse Bros. Dodgems 1965
Double Shot S&S Drop Tower 1999
Falling Star Chance Rides Rainbow 1990
Flying Bobs Allan Herschell Company Matterhorn 2020
Giant Gondola Wheel Chance Rides Ferris Wheel 1989
Leap Frog S&S Junior Drop Tower 1999
Mini Motors Hampton Rides Roundabout Unknown
Music Express Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1971
Paratrooper Hrubetz Lifting Paratrooper 1980
Rockin' Tug Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2014
Rocky's Rapids Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1986
Rocky's Round Up Allan Herschell Company Carousel 1947
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1963
Sea Dragon Chance Rides Pirate Ship 1983
Sea Warrior Kaspar Klaus Polyp 2021
Sky Ride Hopkins Ropeway 1965
Skycoaster Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1995
Spackman Express Chance Rides Miniature Railway 1971
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1997
Water Swings Chance Rides Waveswinger 1992
Wild Wagons Unknown Junior Skid Unknown


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Bullet Eyerly Aircraft Company Roll-O-Plane 1947 1970s Unknown
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1997 2007 Scrapped
First Flight Zamperla Junior Jets 2014 2022 Unknown
Flying Bobs Chance Rides Matterhorn 1979 2013 Unknown
Growler Wisdom Rides Tornado 2014 2019 Unknown
Jolly Roger SBF Visa Group Junior Pirate Ship 2005 2022 Unknown
Paratrooper Hrubetz Lifting Paratrooper 1967 1979 Scrapped
Sky Diver Chance Rides Sky Diver 1974 1982 Unknown
Splash Battle Preston & Barbieri Splash Battle 2006 2015 Unknown
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1953 1973 Unknown
Twister Allan Herschell Twister 1974 1996 or earlier Unknown
Zero G Larson International Super Loop 2016 2020 Unknown


  1. "Indiana Beach Joins Apex Parks Portfolio".
  2. "Indiana Beach, Fantasy Island rides offered for sale by Apex" (PDF). Amusement Today. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  3. "Indiana Beach Closes After Nearly a Century". Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  4. "Local Government Offers $3 Million Incentive to Help Indiana Beach Reopen". NewsPlusNotes. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  5. "Indiana Beach Hinting at a New Owner + Reopening in 2020". NewsPlusNotes.
  6. "Chicago businessman purchases Indiana Beach". Chicago Sun Times.
  7. Wolf, James D. (June 29, 2020). "Indiana Beach reopens with new Chicago owner. 'We didn't purchase this to make a fortune. We purchased it to save a park and invest in it.'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 25, 2020.

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