Location: Vincennes, IN
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.
Fees: There is no fee to tour George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. As a result of being a fee-free park, George Rogers Clark NHP no longer sells the America the Beautiful National Park passes. The nearest locations to purchase these passes is Hoosier National Forest in Bedford, Indiana (www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier), and is located approximately 70 miles from Vincennes.
Hours Info: The park is open seven days a week and is closed on most federal holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/gero/
Location: Porter, IN
Indiana Dunes National Park 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 park'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.
Fees: This expanded amenity fee provides entry for one (1) vehicle. The fee helps maintain the bathhouse and lifeguards during the peak season. *Fee is collected daily from the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the Monday of Labor Day weekend, 8:00 am to as late as 7:00 pm Central Time.
Hours Info: The general areas of the park are open year-round. Please check individual areas for specific hours of operation.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/indu/
Location: Sixteen States: IA,ID,IL,IN,KS,KY,MO,MT,NE,ND,OH,OR,PA,SD,WA,WV
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is approximately 4,900 miles long, extending from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the mouth of the Columbia River, near present day Astoria, Oregon. It follows the historic outbound and inbound routes of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as the preparatory section from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Wood River, Illinois.
Fees: Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters Visitor Center in Omaha, NE does not charge an entrance fee, but some of our park partners do. Be sure to check with each visitor and interpretative center to find out their fees.
Hours Info: Lewis and Clark NHT visitor center in Omaha, Neb is open.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/lecl/
Location: Lincoln City, IN
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.
Fees: Entry to Lincoln Boyhood is free.
Hours Info: Visitors may tour the park grounds and may daily visit all outside areas from sunrise to sunset. Locations visitors may visit include over two miles of trails, the sculptured panels on the outside of the Memorial Visitor Center, the Pioneer Cemetery, the Cabin-site Memorial, and the Living Historical Farm.
More Info: https://www.nps.gov/libo/