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 Visitor Center

 

The Indiana Dunes area has countless staycation activities, so your first stop should be the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center! You can pick up one of our travel guides, plan your staycation with an Indiana Dunes Ambassador, and enjoy the native landscaping and artwork on the property.

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is also the starting point for the Dunes-Kankakee Trail, a two-mile paved trail connecting the visitor center, the South Shore line’s Dune Park train station, and the Indiana Dunes State Park.

If you’d like to learn about the Indiana Dunes before your staycation begins, check out our Dunes 101 Series on Youtube!

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

  • 20 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 62 Minutes to Elkhart County
  • 89 minutes to Shipshewana

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