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SANTA CLAUS, Ind. – For the second year in a row, the town of Santa Claus is a finalist in the 2012 Best of the Road Rally sponsored by USA Today and Rand McNally.

According to the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, the town will compete with six other destinations in the category for “most fun” small town in America.

Santa Claus, Indiana, was chosen from more than 650 competing destinations.

Five teams of amateur travelers will journey from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, Wash., June 15 through July 15. Each team will visit six towns in an assigned category: most beautiful, most patriotic, friendliest, most fun, and best food, as well as points of interest en route.

The teams will post blogs, reviews, videos, and photos from towns in each of their respective categories and the towns will be highlighted on the Rand McNally website and in the 2014 Rand McNally Road Atlas, as well as on USA Today’s Travel site.

Towns will be judged by a panel of travel experts and Road Rally participants in regard to the number and nature of reviews posted on www.BestOfTheRoad.com, the town’s social participation on Facebook and Twitter, and the reports filed by traveling teams. Winning towns will be announced on July 16.

“It’s an honor for the town to be a finalist again in the Best of the Road Rally,” says Melissa Brockman, executive director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau. “Santa Claus, Indiana, is known by many for family fun and is thrilled to be in the running for the title of ‘most fun’ small town in America.”

Spencer County is home to nationally known attractions such as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, and Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home with national and state parks. The Visitors Bureau encourages guests to stay overnight and visit the many attractions, shops, and restaurants.

For more information about Spencer County as a year-round destination, call (888) 444-9252 or visit www.SantaClausInd.org and www.IndianasAbeLincoln.org. Also, find Santa Claus, Indiana, and Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home on the Visitor Bureau’s free app for iPhones and Androids by searching “Holiday World & More!” and on any mobile device at http://m.SantaClausInd.org and http://m.IndianasAbeLincoln.org.

Source: Spencer County Visitors Bureau

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