Learn About Indiana Dunes National Park

Learn About the Park
Nature, News, History & Culture, Education

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News - What's new at Indiana Dunes National Park? The National Park provides a number of different ways for you to stay connected and informed about news, special events, and projects that are happening in the park.

Photos and Multimedia - Look here for a variety of photo collections and a growing number of videos.

History and Culture - People have lived in the Duneland area for the last 10,000 years. Learn how we have adapted to and shaped our environment.

Nature - The national park features more than 1,100 native plants ranking it seventh in plant diversity among all National Park Service sites.

Education - If you are looking to bring a school class or youth group out to the park for a field trip, check out our offer of education programs. There resources that can be used in the classroom or at home to learn more out this national park site. We also have our own residential environmental learning center. The nonprofit Dunes Learning Center provides year round curriculum- and field-based learning experiences in and around the national lakeshore. Learn more at www.duneslearningcenter.org.

Kids and Youth - Check out our Kids Page to learn about everything from the Junior Ranger program to fun activities that can be done at home like the Water Safety Challenge.

Bookstore - Eastern National Bookstore operates a store in the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and online that offers an extensive collection of books and gifts related to the Indiana Dunes.


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Donate to the Indiana Dunes National Park. Donations will be used to fund maintenance projects and enhance activities at the park.

Last updated: September 15, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


219 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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