Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, events, and activities so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Indiana Dunes Family Fun

3 dunes challenge

What will your family love most about the Indiana Dunes?  There’s so much more than just building sand castles.  The 3 Dunes Challenge or Diana of the Dunes Dare might be a goal your family would enjoy completing together.

If your family enjoys viewing nature, the Dunes has an amazing variety of birds, wildlife and plants!

Stop in the visitor center to learn how you can earn a park badge or become a junior ranger.

For information on nearby lodging. and Dunes Deals.    Request a destination guide of the Indiana Dunes

  • 24 Minutes to South Shore
  • 18 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 60 Minutes to Elkhart County

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