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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Reviews
We were here in October and there were a few in the water. The views are neat and the fresh air is invigorating. We stopped first at the visitor center, but they were not as friendly to us. The visito... more »
Great hike! Some level, some up and down and two steep: regardless of which direction you go, one down to the lake and one back up from the lake to the trail to return. Tom about 2 hours and was about... more »
Visited the lake shore and we fell in love the views was amazing. We did try to fish some and didn't catch anything but it was still worth a try. The people at the visitors center was very nice and ha... more »
I can't say enough about the dunes! It has the most beautiful views and scenery, it's like like being at the ocean to me it deals the same outside of no palm trees. You can climb the huge sand hills, swim, use a metal detector to find treasures lost in the sand and water all up and down the beach. Relaxing for the whole family or just you and a good book. Enjoy!!! Oh and it's free but you may have to pay to park if the lot is full. Good luck and have fun!!!
Perfect day!!! Went with my kids and it was great...been to downtown Chicago beaches and nothing compares to here. Its nice because you happen to be on the same lake and its almost like you traveled to another place..more natural but with changing amenities and showers and bathrooms...would recommend to anyone...pack a lunch because a little hard to find fast food near here.
This place is very beautiful, peaceful, and enjoyable. The whole park is well kept and the beach is super nice. Although during the summer the beaches are full and the people are not dressed appropriately
I've been here twice. I've walked the beach and drove the shoreline, seen those 1893 World's Fair homes & other fancy ones. Seeing the World's Fair ones is a treat. Another trip is needed to hike around the actual dunes some more. There's free access to the beach, just have to have a local with you. Once there, plenty of parking & walk to the beach is just minutes away. I've only been there in the colder months so can't vouch for the summer....
A national treasure that should never be sold to industry. It should be upgraded to a full blown NATIONAL PARK! The ecology is unique; we need to protect it at all costs!
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