GARY, Ind. — Officials gathered Tuesday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to rename the Indiana Dunes. The national lakeshore is now Indiana’s first national park. Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15-miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
In February, President Trump approved a House resolution, making it America’s 61st national park.
Local officials are hoping for increased tourism to the park that includes sand dunes reaching almost 200 feet tall, along with woodlands, prairies and wetlands.