Topic: Beyond the beach

Getting to the Bottom of Bison Genetics

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in Indiana Dunes, Nature

Getting to the Bottom of Bison Genetics

This guest post is by Alysa Nyberg, our awesome friend at Kankakee Sands.   Ten more bison have just arrived at Kankakee Sands! On the morning of the release, the doors of the trailer swung wide open and the new arrivals bounded out. The Kankakee Sands herd was there ready and waiting to greet them. … Continued

Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

We know; most visitors come to the Indiana Dunes for the big parks. And it’s true that the Indiana Dunes State Park and and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are fantastic. But did you know that beyond the beaches lie some amazing local parks that have plenty of opportunity for adventures?

Six Indiana Dunes Country Ideas for a Nontraditional Valentine’s Day

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Six Indiana Dunes Country Ideas for a Nontraditional Valentine’s Day

It’s not that we don’t love a day about love, it’s just that Valentine’s Day can be…typical. Roses and fancy dinners, champagne and sunsets – enough to make single people roll their eyes for sure. Whether you have a honey and want a change of pace, or you’re single and just not in the mood … Continued

7 Year-round Things to do at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Shopping

7 Year-round Things to do at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Whether it’s blazing hot in summer or a polar vortex is moving through in winter, the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is open 362 days a year. And while yes, we do have bathrooms, there’s a lot more going on in our building than serving as a pit stop. Come see us and spend some time … Continued

Caterpillars in the Kitchen

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 in Nature, Outdoor Adventures

Caterpillars in the Kitchen

By Samantha Kinsman When my sister and I were young, we used to take monarch caterpillars into our care and raise them to butterflies.  It was a complicated project, usually headed by my sister, that involved finding and collecting teeny tiny monarch eggs on common milkweed plants, monitoring the eggs until they hatched, and getting … Continued

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