12 Restaurants Locals Love in Indiana’s Cool North

The locals always know where to find the best restaurants, and we have enlisted their help in making a list of Indiana's Cool North favorites.  So many dining experiences are available  -- from the area's best ribs and international cuisine to decadent desserts and locally crafted beers.  Do you want to dine outdoors, with lovely lakeside views, or in a restaurant's unique atmosphere?  We have all the options here!

Washington Park Zoo in the Spring

Instagram at Washington Park Zoo


Celebrate spring at Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City with stunning Instagram photos. From blossoming cherry trees to adorable baby animals, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of nature and create a visual story that celebrates the season’s arrival in full bloom.

The Washington Park Zoo is a Northwest Indiana treasure, started as a sanctuary, and continues to welcome wildlife in need.

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    • 17 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
    • 39 Minutes to South Shore
    • 57 Minutes to Elkhart County

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