Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education

Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education

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Facility Hours
Open everyday, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Open Monday - Saturday. Closed Sundays in the winter.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Street Address
100 North Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 395-1821

GPS Coordinates
41.671786, -86.983985 (Decimal Degrees)


Visitor Activities

  • Hike the incredible Miller Woods trail system.
  • The center has interactive exhibits to explore.
  • Families can enjoy the Nature Play Zone.

Fun Facts

  • The center is named after U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas from Illinois, who was instrumental in the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Last updated: December 8, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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