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Covering 15,000 acres, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore also runs for approximately 25 miles along Lake Michigan. In here there can be found a campground, a visitor's center, fishing piers, riverwalks, and other amenities.
Many forget Indiana is located on the south shores of Lake Michigan, but one of the state's highlights is its beautiful dunes, towering 200 feet above the lake. Visit Indiana Dunes State Park, where beaches are wide and swimming is welcome. Concession stands, restrooms, picnic areas, campgrounds and lifeguards …
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6550 US Hwy 6, Portage, IN 46368 MoreLess Info
Featuring 16 screens, Goodrich Quality Theaters Portage 16 IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers D-BOX motion seats, two party rooms, stadium seating and a concession area with food and drinks.