• Cypress Log Cabin Century of Progress
  • Florida Tropical Century of Progress
  • Armco Ferro Century of Progress
  • Weiboldt Rostone Century of Progress
  • CYPRESS LOG CABIN

    Architect Murray D. Heatherington designed this building to demonstrate the unique qualities and many uses of cypress.

  • FLORIDA TROPICAL HOUSE

    Miami architect Robert Law Weed, inspired by the tropical climate of Southern Florida, sought to blend the indoor and outdoor environments, bringing together a spacious two-story living room, with overhanging balcony and large open terraces on the roof.

  • ARMCO-FERRO HOUSE

    This seemingly frameless house boasts corrugated steel panels that are bolted together. This revolutionary construction system resembles a cardboard box that could be placed on its bottom, side or top without damaging the structure.

  • WEIBOLDT-ROSTONE HOUSE

    This home was framed in steel and clad in an experimental material called Rostone, which was composed of shale, limestone and alkali. Rostone was not as durable as originally predicted. The material had severely deteriorated by 1950.

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Transported to Beverly Shores in 1935, the five homes nestled in what is now Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore were on the verge of collapse until a unique partnership and an eclectic group of passionate preservationists breathed new life into them. 
 
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About Your National Park

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you.  Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.

Upcoming Events

  • Every Sunday 5/24-9/6/15 - Bike Ride with a Ranger

    Join a ranger for a bike ride starting at the Dunewood Campground and traveling along the Calumet...

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  • Every Sunday 5/24-9/6/15 - Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Open House

    Learn about the centuries-old lifestyles of Duneland residents by exploring the historic Bailly...

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  • 6/26/15 - Campground Program

    Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about the incredible diversity of park resources you...

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  • 7/11/15 - Campfire on the Beach

    Watch the sunset on the beach and then join a ranger around a campfire to toast marshmallows...

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  • 8/8/15 - Campfire on the Beach

    Watch the sunset on the beach and then join a ranger around a campfire to toast marshmallows...

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  • 6/27/15 - Junior Wildland Firefighter Program

    Meet the park's fire crew and learn about their jobs and equipment. After this hands-on program,...

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  • 7/25/15 - Junior Wildland Firefighter Program

    Meet the park's fire crew and learn about their jobs and equipment. After this hands-on program,...

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  • 8/22/15 - Junior Wildland Firefighter Program

    Meet the park's fire crew and learn about their jobs and equipment. After this hands-on program,...

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  • 7/18/15 - Beginning Birding

    Join a ranger for a beginning birding hike at the Great Marsh Trail in the Indiana Dunes National...

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  • 8/8/15 - Beginning Birding

    Join a ranger for a beginning birding hike at the Great Marsh Trail in the Indiana Dunes National...

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  • Every Saturday 5/23-9/12/15 - Pinhook Bog Open House

    Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Pinhook Bog on Saturdays from May 23 to September 12...

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  • 6/27/15 - Sunset Hike

    Take a stroll with a ranger and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan at Portage Lakefront and...

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  • 7/25/15 - Sunset Hike

    Take a stroll with a ranger and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan at Portage Lakefront and...

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  • 8/22/15 - Sunset Hike

    Take a stroll with a ranger and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan at Portage Lakefront and...

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  • 9/5/15 - Sunset Hike

    Take a stroll with a ranger and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan at Portage Lakefront and...

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  • 7/18/15 - Sunset Stroll

    Enjoy a sunset stroll with a ranger at the Central Avenue Beach area and learn about the threats...

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  • 8/1/15 - Sunset Stroll

    Enjoy a sunset stroll with a ranger at the Central Avenue Beach area and learn about the threats...

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  • 8/15/15 - Sunset Stroll

    Enjoy a sunset stroll with a ranger at the Central Avenue Beach area and learn about the threats...

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  • 8/29/15 - Sunset Stroll

    Enjoy a Sunset Stroll with a ranger at the Central Avenue Beach area and learn about the threats...

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  • 7/19/15 - Kayaking the Dunes Lagoons

    Join a ranger for a paddle through the Miller Woods area lagoons from 10am to 2pm.  You must have...

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  • 8/16/15 - Kayaking the Dunes Lagoons

    Join a ranger for a paddle through the Miller Woods area lagoons from 10am to 2pm.  You must have...

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  • Every Wednesday 6/3-9/2/15 - Sunset Hike

    Enjoy a sunset stroll with a ranger at the Central Avenue Beach area and learn about the threats...

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  • 7/3/15 - First Friday Night Hike & Beach Campfire

    Enjoy the beach with a campfire in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Relax with s'mores,...

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  • 8/7/15 - First Friday Night Hike & Beach Campfire

    Enjoy the beach with a campfire in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Relax with s'mores,...

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  • Every Friday 6/5-9/4/15 - Mount Baldy Guided Hike

    While Mount Baldy remains closed to unrestricted public access, you can join a ranger for a...

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  • 7/4/15 - Fort Building Contest

    Form a family or small group team and test your architecture skills in the Nature Play Zone in...

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  • 8/2/15 - Fort Building Contest

    Form a family or small group team and test your architecture skills in the Nature Play Zone in...

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  • 9/6/15 - Fort Building Contest

    Form a family or small group team and test your architecture skills in the Nature Play Zone in...

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  • 7/18/15 - Artful Landscapes of Miller Woods

    Create a drawing of Miller Woods in mixed media on paper with a ranger and learn about the...

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  • 8/15/15 - Artful Landscapes of Miller Woods

    Create a drawing of Miller Woods in mixed media on paper with a ranger and learn about the...

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  • Every Thursday 6/18-9/3/15 - Learn to Kayak

    Join a ranger on the beaches of Kemil to Dunbar Beach and learn how to use a kayak. Kayak and...

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  • Every Third Friday - Music Heritage Series

    Join the Save the Tunes Council and share in the celebration of old time music. Tune up your...

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  • 6/27/15 - Insects of the Dunes

    Learn the importance of the most numerous animals on earth as you join Chicago Field Museum...

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  • 8/1/15 - Insects of the Dunes

    Learn the importance of the most numerous animals on earth as you join Chicago Field Museum...

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  • 10/31/15 - Insects of the Dunes

    Learn the importance of the most numerous animals on earth as you join Chicago Field Museum...

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  • 7/18/15 - Soundwalk in the Dunes

    Join members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology at 11:00 am in celebrating World...

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  • 7/25/15 - Family Fishing Time

    Learn some basic fishing skills and drop a line in the Marquette Park Lagoon.  Equipment will be...

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  • 8/9/15 - Family Fishing Time

    Learn some basic fishing skills and drop a line in the Marquette Park Lagoon.  Equipment will be...

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  • 7/31/15 - Rare Moon Hikes

    Enjoy 2.5 mile evening hikes with a ranger under the rare "Blue Moon" on July 31 and the...

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  • 8/29/15 - Rare Moon Hikes

    Enjoy 2.5 mile evening hikes with a ranger under the rare "Blue Moon" on July 31 and the...

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  • 8/11/15 - Perseids Meteor Shower

    Join fellow sky watchers and a ranger in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on August 11 at...

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