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.

Spring at the Washington Park Zoo

 

From African lions to grizzly bears and py­thons to alligators, it’s all happening at the Washington Park Zoo, the only zoo on the shores of Lake Michigan. You’ll see more than 90 different animal and plant species on grounds planted with bursts of flowering gardens.

Visit the historic Reptile Castle and the Zoo Tower built by the WPA in the 1930s.   But, best of all, connect with creatures lov­ingly cared for by the diligent zoo staff.

The zoo is open for the season.

 

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    • 19 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
    • 48 Minutes to University of Notre Dame
    • 61 Minutes to Elkhart County

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