Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., was the only private campground to reach a statewide list of the top fall camping destinations in Indiana, and they also reached the top three list for best haunted attraction in the state.
“These winners truly represent the Best of Indiana,” Mark Newman, head of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, said in an announcement of the winners. “It is a point of pride to have these winners, as well as the diverse set of nominees that made up the categories, in our state.”
Indiana abounds with natural beauty and offers camping opportunities diverse enough to accommodate all experiences; from “glamping” to reliving the rustic days of the pioneers. Voters selected the camping options at Brown County State Park as Indiana’s Best Fall Camping Adventure. Home to some of the most challenging bike trails in North America, Brown County State Park is nationally-known for its fall beauty. There are few better locations in the Hoosier state to experience autumn’s brilliant displays of color than this southern Indiana destination. Also finishing in the top three were Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus and Turkey Run State Park in Parke County.
Creepy Carnival Haunted House at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis takes the prize as Indiana’s Best Haunted Attraction. In its 51st year, the Creepy Carnival offers varying levels of fright for children of all ages, from a “lights on” option for younger kids to the “extreme scream” for older kids and adults. The Creepy Carnival attracts over 50,000 visitors annually and is now Indiana’s Best Haunted Attraction. Seymour’s Fear Fair and Halloween Weekends at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort were also in the top three.