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Monticello is located in White County in the northwest portion of the state. As of the 2000 census, the population was 5,723 residents. Monticello is most well known for being home to Indiana Beach amusement park, Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman. Monticellos location between Lakes Shafer and Lake Freeman and the proximity of Indiana Beach allow for a thriving tourism industry that plays a significant role in Monticello's economy. Although recreational options are geared primarily towards summer activities, the lakes are also used throughout the year for fishing. Golfing and boating are available and additionally, Monticello offers cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice skating in the winter. The city of Monticello offers several dining options. There are fast food chain restaurants and locally owned establishments, as well as ethnic choices such as Mexican and Chinese. Monticello is also home to one of the few surviving drive-in movie theatres in Indiana. Indiana Beach hosts up to a million visitors each year and is home to the Hoosier Hurricane, Cornball Express, Superstition Mountain, Tigrr, Galaxy and Steel Hawg roller coasters. The boardwalk offers carnival type games, food stands and specialty shops. The Shafer Queen, a paddle wheel excursion boat, offers scenic lake cruises. The Madam Carroll, docked on Lake Freeman, offers scenic lake cruises and live entertainment. During the summer months, various fishing tournaments are held in Monticello at Lake Freeman and Lake Shafer.

Surrounding areas: Indiana Beach, Indiana (3.2 mi), Logansport, Indiana (21.4 mi), Culver, Indiana (37.3 mi), Kokomo, Indiana (37.6 mi)

Monticello Vacation Rentals




Monticello Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Brandywine Inn & Suites728 S 6th StMonticello, IN (574) 583-6333
Indiana Beach House Inn306 Indiana BCH RdMonticello, IN (574) 583-4141
Monticello Inn1315 US Hwy 24 WMonticello, IN (574) 583-7128
Pine View Motel905 W Norway RdMonticello, IN (574) 583-7733
Parkview MotelUS 24 E RR #1Reynolds, IN5.6 mi.(219) 984-5380
Prairie MotelFrancesville, IN17.6 mi.(219) 567-9107
Prairie MotelUS 421Francesville, IN17.6 mi.(219) 567-9107
Holiday Inn3550 E Market StLogansport, IN19.8 mi.(574) 753-6351
Day's InnRt #2 240 B ERemington, IN20.2 mi.(812) 261-3273
Knights Inn13736 S US 231Remington, IN20.2 mi.(219) 261-2181
Super 8 Motel-remington4252 W US 24Remington, IN20.2 mi.(219) 261-2883
Manor Motel3315 Hwy 24 ELogansport, IN21.4 mi.(574) 722-4885
Super 8 Motel3801 US 24 EastLogansport, IN21.4 mi.(574) 722-1273
Comfort Suites31 Frontage RdLafayette, IN21.6 mi.(765) 447-0016
Devon Plaza2371 N 26THLafayette, IN21.6 mi.(765) 742-7394
Holiday Inn Express201 Frontage RdLafayette, IN21.6 mi.(765) 499-4808
Microtel Inn & Suites151 Frontage RdLafayette, IN21.6 mi.(765) 446-8558
Towne Place Suites By Marriott163 Frontage RdLafeyette, IN21.6 mi.(765) 446-8668
Rodeway Inn2030 Northgate DrWest Lafayette Bra, IN21.6 mi.(765) 567-7100
Four Points by Sheraton West Lafayette1600 Cumberland AveWest Lafayette, IN21.7 mi.(765) 463-5511
Economy Inn2200 Sagamore Pkwy NLafayette, IN21.8 mi.(765) 447-3111
Prestige Inn1217 Sagamore Pkwy WWest Lafayette, IN21.8 mi.(765) 463-1531
Family Inns1920 N Western AveWest Lafayette, IN22.5 mi.(765) 463-9511
University Inn3001 N Western AveWest Lafayette, IN22.5 mi.(765) 463-5511
Lees Inn & Suites-lafayette4701 Meijer CTLafayette, IN22.8 mi.(765) 447-3434
Baymont Inn312 Meijer DrLafayette, IN23.1 mi.(765) 446-2400
Travel LodgeNorth Riv RdWest Lafayette, IN23.3 mi.(765) 743-9661
Days Inn400 Sacamore PkwyLafayette, IN23.4 mi.(765) 447-4131
Fairfield Inn-lafayette4000 State Rd 26eLafayette, IN23.4 mi.(800) 228-2800
Homewood Suites3939 St Rd 26 ELafayette, IN23.4 mi.(765) 448-9700
Knights Inn4110 SR 26TH ELafayette, IN23.4 mi.(765) 447-5611
Red Roof Inn Lafayette4201 State Rd 26 EastLafayette, IN23.4 mi.(800) 733-7663
Red Roof Inn4201 State Rt 26 ELafayette, IN23.4 mi.(765) 448-4671
Signature Inn4320 SR 26 ELafayette, IN23.4 mi.(765) 447-4142
Super 8 Lafayette East4301 SR 26 ELafayette, IN23.4 mi.(765) 447-5551
Union Club Hotel101 N Grant StWest Lafayette, IN23.4 mi.(800) 320-6291
Econo Lodge200 Brown StWest Lafayette, IN23.5 mi.(765) 743-9661
Holiday Inn Select515 South StLafayette, IN23.6 mi.(765) 423-1000
Holiday Inn Express Asa Lodging4788 Nesbitt DrRensselaer, IN24.1 mi.(219) 866-7111
Knights Inn8530 W SR 114Rensselaer, IN24.1 mi.(219) 866-4164

Monticello Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can amount to as much as 76 inches, compared to 14 inches in the south. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 33°F 17°F 2.09 in. -
February 38°F 21°F 1.79 in. -
March 50°F 31°F 3.11 in. -
April 63°F 39°F 3.58 in. -
May 74°F 50°F 4.07 in. -
June 82°F 60°F 4.39 in. -
July 85°F 63°F 3.70 in. -
August 83°F 61°F 3.77 in. -
September 77°F 53°F 3.24 in. -
October 65°F 42°F 2.85 in. -
November 51°F 33°F 3.15 in. -
December 38°F 22°F 2.77 in. -

Monticello Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located about 50 miles north of Monticello in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located approximately 68 miles northwest of Monticello in Gary, Indiana, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located roughly 70 miles northeast of Monticello in South Bend, Indiana, and finally the Indianapolis International airport (IND) located around 75 miles south of Monticello in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Monticello Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN 
Old IndianaThorntownIN43.4 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN62.1 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN68.6 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN74.7 mi.
Riverside ParkIndianapolisIN74.7 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL86.3 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL89.1 mi.
 
Water Parks
Fairview Family Aquatic CenterNormalIL117.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Hollow Acres Golf CenterMonticelloIN 
Pine View Golf CourseMonticelloIN 
Tippecanoe Country ClubMonticelloIN 
Carroll County Country ClubDelphiIN12.4 mi.
Edwood Glen Country ClubWest LafayetteIN17.4 mi.
Pond View Golf CourseStar CityIN19.2 mi.
Dykeman Park Golf CourseLogansportIN21.7 mi.
Iron Horse Golf ClubLogansportIN21.7 mi.
Tulip Grove Golf CourseLogansportIN21.7 mi.
Elks Country ClubKendallvilleIN21.8 mi.
Moss Creek Golf ClubWinamacIN22.8 mi.
Birck Boilermaker Golf ComplexWest LafayetteIN23.6 mi.
Coyote Crossing Golf CourseWest LafayetteIN23.6 mi.
Par View Golf ClubWest LafayetteIN23.6 mi.
Ravines Golf CourseWest LafayetteIN23.6 mi.
Lafayette Municipal Golf CourseLafayetteIN23.8 mi.
Angel Hill Golf CourseRossvilleIN24.9 mi.
Oak Grove Country ClubOxfordIN29.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI94.4 mi.
Ski WorldNashvilleIN109.7 mi.
 
Museums
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN52.6 mi.(Art)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN59.8 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN70.1 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN74.7 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL89.1 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL89.1 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN89.4 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL93.5 mi.
Miller Park ZooBloomingtonIL118.3 mi.


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