Indiana Dunes National Park is the 61st national park in the US. Its main attractions are its sandy beaches and hiking trails through miles of sand dunes. Considering the location of the park on the southern shores of Lake Michigan, most people are surprised to hear that there are sand dunes so far north in the United States. Taking into account that Indiana Dunes National Park is located less than 50 miles from downtown Chicago and that not many people outside of the Chicago area have ever heard of this park, we think that this park can be considered to be one of the best kept secrets in the country.
But not much longer – we are going to spill the beans and provide you with a detailed guide to Indiana Dunes National Park.
In this guide, we will tell you what we consider to be the major attractions, provide google maps links to help you get there, our experiences and often links to the attractions if they have a website.
To help you find out what best fits you, we have added lots of photos and links to additional reviews.
This is not an in-depth guide. You can buy those from the big travel guide companies.
Our goal is to help you Make Memorable Moments on a relaxing trip and help you build the perfect itinerary for your trip.
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You get this travel guide in four popular file formats: PDF (best for printing), EPUB (universal ebook standard), AZW3 (next generation Kindle), MOBI (Kindle). This 70 page travel guide provides lots of information for a trip to Indiana Dunes National Park. We have added lots of photos to help you understand what you will see so that you can decide for yourself what is of most interest for you.