Indiana Dunes State Park - Attractions in NwIndiana

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Date/TimeEvent
10/06/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
10/06/2023 - 10/07/2023
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oktoberfest - Crown Point (Octoberfest)
Crown Point Farmers’ Market, Crown Point IN
10/07/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/07/2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Autumn Promenade - Downtown Valparaiso
Downtown Valparaiso, Valparaiso IN
10/13/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
10/13/2023 - 10/14/2023
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wickedly Whiting
Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, Whting IN
10/13/2023 - 10/14/2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charity Haunted Attraction
10/13/2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake County Chiller Bus Tours
Crown Point Courthouse, Crown Point IN
10/14/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/14/2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Spooktacular - La Porte
Downtown Laporte, LaPorte IN
10/14/2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trunk or Treat - Valpo
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/14/2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charity Haunted Attraction
10/14/2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Porter County Terror Bus Tour
Porter County Museum, Valparaiso IN
10/15/2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charity Haunted Attraction for Kids
MAAC First Responder Training Campus, Valparaiso IN
10/20/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
10/20/2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charity Haunted Attraction
MAAC First Responder Training Campus, Valparaiso IN
10/20/2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake County Chiller Bus Tours
Crown Point Courthouse, Crown Point IN
10/21/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/21/2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charity Haunted Attraction
MAAC First Responder Training Campus, Valparaiso IN
10/21/2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Devils Road Haunted Bus Tour - South Lake County
Crown Point Courthouse, Crown Point IN
10/21/2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Porter County Terror Bus Tour
Porter County Museum, Valparaiso IN
10/27/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
10/27/2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trunk or Treat at Sheeringa Farms
Sheeringa Farms, Highland IN
10/28/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
11/03/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
11/10/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
11/11/2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
La Pour Brew Fest
LaPorte Civic Auditorium, LaPorte IN
11/17/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
11/24/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
11/26/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Boys Choir Christmas Concert
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso IN
12/01/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting
12/09/2023 - 12/10/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shipshewana On The Road
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Work Phone: (219) 926-1952Website: http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htmWebsite: Campground Details
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Biographical Info

Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.

Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire shoreline, have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. A wide range of habitats and plant species are found in the park, with vegetation stabilizing some of the sand. These habitats provide homes for many types of plants and animals. The lake also provides habitat for many aquatic species, as well as a constantly changing fishery.

During the summer, swimming hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit.

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