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 Dunes. Interactive programs range from learning about reptiles to birding to studying the geology of the Dunes. The Nature Center has many hands-on exhibits serving as a fantastic introduction to the wonders of the Indiana Dunes.

Amenities: Group Friendly, Public Restrooms, Accessible, Credit Cards Accepted, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, Non-Smoking, Credit Cards Accepted, On/Near Lake, Family Friendly, Public Restrooms, Group Friendly (20+), Accessible, Live Entertainment, Pet Friendly (on leash), Picnicking, Birdwatching, Hiking, Information, Nature Programs Offered, Wildflowers, Wildlife Watching, Family Fun, Museum

Phone: (219) 926-1390

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1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304

Phone: (219) 926-1390

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