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Indiana Dunes State Park

Sand, shore, and the space to breathe—over 2,000 acres of it! This isn’t your run of the mill state park, it’s a place shaped by thousands of years of shifting landscapes and Hoosier history. Since 1925, Indiana Dunes State Park has been wowing visitors with its natural terrain, three-miles of dune-lined shores, and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Splash around in Lake Michigan, bound up towering sand dunes, or explore beautiful trails on foot or on your bike. Escape the mundane on these storied shores.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

A state park surrounded by a national park, the Indiana Dunes State Park is 2,182 acres of dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center

The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center hosts a variety of interpretive programs about the unique animals, plants, and ecosystems of the Indiana…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

The 3 Dune Challenge

Challenge yourself, your friends, and your family to climb the three tallest sand dunes at the Indiana Dunes State Park. The 1.5-mile trail is the…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

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Indiana Dunes State Park Events

Community

Young Artists at Sunset Hill

Thursday, October 15, 2020

This monthly program is designed for children ages 5-12. Children will create a project with step-by-step instructions that participants will take…

Educational

Seedlings Theatre Company Presents Disney’s Moana Jr.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

What better place to enjoy Moana Jr. with your family than sitting beachside? Grab your camp chairs or beach blanket and join Seedlings Theatre…

Performing Arts

Clue, The Musical

October 2 - October 18, 2020

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world's best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help…

Educational

Bark Ranger Program at National Park

August 7 - December 31, 2020

Bring along your furry friend for a hike at most locations in the Indiana Dunes National ark. Learn the rules of being a Bark Ranger owner, answer…

Environment / Nature

Ringing in Spring

Saturday, April 03, 2021

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS, SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONING. CHECK…

Exhibits

Thrill Show – First Responder Appreciation & Demonstration Day

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Bring the family and experience a thrilling live show with first responders demonstrating the techniques they must learn to save lives and…

Do More In The Dunes

Beaches

Which Indiana Dunes Beach Should You Visit?

Thinking about visiting the Indiana Dunes and wondering which beach you should visit? This guide will help you decide!

Wildlife

The Upside-Down Bird With the Strange Song

Bobolinks have color unlike most birds and have a strange, metallic sounding song.