• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Schedule Of Events

Our Ranger Guided Activities schedule now has a new look that started September 2006. Paper copies will be available at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center.
 

Are you a teacher, group leader, or a tour leader looking for a program for your group? Check out our Plan Your Visit For Teachers page for a list of programs and how to schedule one.

 

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Events Upcoming for October

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  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Music Heritage Series

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Join the Save the Tunes Council and share in the celebration of old time music. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Century of Progress Homes Tours

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Join a National Park Service ranger at The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

  • Kids Rule!

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Join a ranger in the Visitor Center's activity room for stories and fun kid's activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Junior Ranger Program

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Learn about the national lakeshore while enjoying fun, self-guided activities. More

  • Park in Focus

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Park Staff will host special programs focusing on park resources and hot topics. More

 

Did You Know?

several plants with lush green growth with very noticable light purple flowers on them

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 1,135 native plant species distributed over six plant communities. Among all the national parks in the United States, it ranks seventh in plant diversity. This is an amazing feat for 15,000+ acres.