A midwestern state known for its auto racing and extensive farmland, Indiana is home to 25 state parks and 3 national parks. Over 2.4 million visitors come to the national parks, 42 national historic landmarks, and 30 national natural landmarks. The state is also home to 277 archeological sites and has almost 2,000 listings on the National Register of Historic Places. This list of parks in Indiana has everything from forests to lakes to plunging waterfalls.
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National Parks & Historic Sites
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
401 S 2nd St, Vincennes, IN 47591
The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1215 IN-49, Porter, IN 46304
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 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
3027 E S St, Lincoln City, IN 47552
Abraham Lincoln grew from youth to manhood on this southern Indiana soil. Many character and moral traits of one of the world’s most respected leaders was formed and nurtured here. Explore Lincoln’s boyhood and learn about the boy who would one day become the leader of our nation.
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