Indiana Dunes State Park
Chesterton, Ind. 46304
Cost: $5 per vehicle, Indiana residents. $10 per vehicle, out of state residents.
Hours: Park: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Nature center: 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. daily
Featuring exhibits with hands-on activities and walking trails through dunes, marsh and forests. There is a beach boardwalk making part of the area stroller friendly. Picnic shelters, camp sites and restrooms available.