Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana
Posted on April 17, 2022 by Indiana's Cool North
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.
Washington Park Zoo
Washington Park Zoo is open for the season, and visitors love interacting with the animals at the Washington Park Zoo along the shores of Lake Michigan. The zoo houses more than 90 species and almost any wild animal imaginable finds a home here, from Bengal Tigers, Grey Wolves, and Grizzly Bears to American Alligators, Bald Eagles, and Cotton Top Tamarins.
Visitors especially enjoy a see-through tunnel where they can watch otters swim and a petting barn with donkeys, pigs, goats and domestic horses.
- 17 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
- 47 Minutes to University of Notre Dame
- 56 Minutes to Elkhart County