Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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Indiana Highlights

  • The dome of the six-story atrium spans 200 feet and was once dubbed the

    Preservation Tax Credit

    Saved from collapse

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    A massive rehabilitation project brought this grand old hotel back to its former glory as a 1902 engineering marvel.

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  • Paddling the Little Calumet

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    First stretch of the Little Calumet River open

    Porter, Indiana

    Grab your paddles and hit the river in Northwest Indiana.

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  • The rustic cottages of Fox Lake

    National Register of Historic Places

    Beat the heat

    Angola, Indiana

    Fox Lake was the only resort in Indiana that welcomed African American families to enjoy summer days and outdoor activities.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.