The Indiana Dunes—the national park, state park and surrounding areas—offer a variety of outdoor experiences, including swimming, bird watching, biking, hiking, fishing and camping. Outside the Dunes, Porter County also offers unique experiences.
Already, area tourism offices are receiving phone calls from people across the country who want to plan a visit. And CNN stopped by this month to tape a tourism special about the area.
Though lacking any state funding, Lieber proposed that the state’s 1916 centennial should be celebrated through the creation of a state park system. The first two state parks, McCormick’s Creek and Turkey Run, both opened in December of that year.
The Senate passed the measure 33-17 one day after a group of environmentalists delivered to Gov. Mike Pence's office petitions bearing roughly 10,000 signatures from people opposed to the project.
Indiana state parks would be able to bypass local liquor authorities and allow on-site vendors to serve alcohol despite objections from local residents under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
The Indiana State Library says state park admission passes have been placed in circulation for check-out, with at least one at each of the state's 240 public libraries.
The White River State Park intends to buy part of the former General Motors stamping plant site and might build a concert venue there to replace The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn.
Revenue from year-long passes was up about 8 percent this year through the end of May compared to the same time last year, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The Pence administration has overseen the six-figure renovation of a Brown County cabin that one political observer calls Indiana’s Camp David.
The 4-mile stretch of the Wapahani Trail will connect White River State Park to a multi-use path on Raymond Street near Eli Lilly and Co.’s 255-acre private park.
Angie Manuel is an interpretive naturalist at Mounds State Park in Anderson. Many make the mistake of calling her a park ranger, but she is quick to correct them.
If "Aerophare" gets off the ground, downtown visitors will literally be riding up and down in a balloon, within
a 20-story, helical tower in White River State Park.