Indiana Dunes State Park - Attractions in NwIndiana

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Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Get ready for another great summer of music with the 2024 Acorn Concert Series. Individual Tickets: $20 in advance, increasing to $25 the week of [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Crown Point Gun Show

Crown Point Gun Show

Saturday (9A to 5P) and Sunday (9A to 3P) at Lake County Fairgrounds (889 S Court St., Crown Point, IN.) Hosted by Central Indiana Gunshows [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Food Truck Block Fest

Food Truck Block Fest

This is a FREE event for the community to come out and enjoy food trucks, music, beer and wine garden, family fun, entertainment and much [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Full Moon Hike - Indiana Dunes State Park

Full Moon Hike - Indiana Dunes State Park

Meet us at the Nature Center to join us for a walk into the night with some hands-on activities along the way using our senses [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Get ready for another great summer of music with the 2024 Acorn Concert Series. Individual Tickets: $20 in advance, increasing to $25 the week of [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Community Night Out - Hobart Indiana

Community Night Out - Hobart Indiana

08/06/2024    
5:00 am - 7:30 am
Always a great time! One of our favorite events and we are so happy to have it back! There is still time for businesses and [...]
East Chicago National Night Out Against Crime

East Chicago National Night Out Against Crime

East Chicago Police Dept holds their Annual National Night Out Against Crime event along the beach front at Jeorse Park Beach. Deciding to combine Day [...]
National Night Out Munster Indiana

National Night Out Munster Indiana

     NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME CELEBRATION - 5:00pm to 8:30pm at the Munster Community Pool (8837 Calumet Avenue).  This nationally recognized event will begin [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival

Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival

10am -5 pm, $10/free kids under 12, food, vendors, music, art contest, free parking & shuttle from Blue Chip Casino & Lighthouse Mall, 101 W [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Get ready for another great summer of music with the 2024 Acorn Concert Series. Individual Tickets: $20 in advance, increasing to $25 the week of [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Brewski Fest - Celebrating Old School Beers

Brewski Fest - Celebrating Old School Beers

08/24/2024    
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brewski Fest - a celebration of Retro "old school" beers -  such as Schlitz, Old Style, Strohs, Hamms, PBR, Papst Blue Ribbon and more! Live [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Acorn Concert Music Series at Gabis Arbotetum

Get ready for another great summer of music with the 2024 Acorn Concert Series. Individual Tickets: $20 in advance, increasing to $25 the week of [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

Illiana Garden Railway Model Train Museum

    Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Bull Moose Line :Is a G-Scale Garden Train Layout was moved to Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso, [...]
Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Free Day Friday! at Mascot Hall of Fame- Whiting

Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame every first Friday of the month for Our Fri-Yay Free Day presented by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. The [...]
Annual Turkey Walk

Annual Turkey Walk

      Annual Turkey Walk at Friendship Gardens & Native American Heritage Day The Friendship Gardens hosts a free celebration of Thanksgiving and Native [...]

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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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