Best Ways to Cool Off in Indiana’s Cool North

Summer is heating up! And just as the name Indiana's Cool North implies, we have places to help you keep cool!  There are a number of budget-friendly splash pads and beaches to take the kids.  If you like adventure, visit one of our waterparks or try paddling on one of our many river and water spots.  There's even a floating obstacle course in Lake Michigan. Make the most of the dog days of summer by finding some great places to cool down!

Fall at Hesston Steam Museum

Hesston Ghost Train


Take the family and head to Hesston Steam Museum for your fall fun.  Ride the trains and then take a break at Doc’s Soda Fountain.

Their Labor Day Weekend Steam and Power Show is Sept 1-4.

The Hesston Ghost Train is in operation on Oct 14-15; 21-22; and 28-29.

For information on nearby lodging. Request a Visit Michigan City LaPorte Visitor Guide.

  • 26 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 54 Minutes to South Shore
  • 51 Minutes to Elkhart County

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