Northern Indiana Travel Routes

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Northern Indiana. Whether your visit is in search of duneside fun, a frolic on the beach, a campus tour, some time to unwind, the Heritage Trail, arts and antiques, or Amish cooking, you’ll find easy access, great accommodations, familiar restaurants and more along our main routes.

I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road: the Northern route

Toll Road Map - Printable PDF Version (PDF 2.86 MB)

The Indiana Toll Road provides easy access to the northern tier of the region. Traveling from the west, you’ll pass near the shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes near Chesterton and Michigan City, The legendary University of Notre Dame in South Bend and the Amish communities in Nappanee, Middlebury and Shipshewana. The drive time between any of these great experiences is less than 1.5 hours. A short drive beyond the toll road and you’ll discover the Village of Winona and enjoy the town of Culver, often referred to as the Cape Code of the Midwest.

For a complete exit by exit guide to places to stay, eat and visit along the I-80/90 Toll Road corridor, view our Toll Road Visitors Guides.
Download Toll Road Visitors Guide (PDF 64MB)

Top Stops

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (exit 31)
  • Mt. Baldy at the Indiana Dunes (exit 31)
  • Washington Park in Michigan City (exit 39)
  • Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City (exit 39)
  • University of Notre Dame in South Bend (exit 77)
  • Amish Acres Resort in Nappanee (exit 72)
  • Exit 77 South Bend; Lodging and Dining cluster immediately at the exit
  • Exit 92 Elkhart; Lodging and Dining cluster immediately at the exit
  • Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury (exit 107)
  • Shipshewana Flea Market and shops in Shipshewana (exit 107 and 121)

Visitor Services

  • Indiana Dunes: Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center near Chesterton (exit 31)
  • Michigan City/LaPorte visitors center at Marquette Mall (exit 39)
  • Indiana Toll Road Visitor Center at Mile Post 56 Travel Plaza
  • Notre Dame: South Bend/Mishawaka visitor center (exit 77)
  • Amish Country Visitors Center\Elkhart County (exit 92)
  • Shipshewana\LaGrange County Visitor's Center (exit 107 & 121)
  • Indiana Toll Road Visitor Center at Mile Post 126 Travel Plaza

U.S. 30: the Southern route

U.S. 30 provides easy access to the southern tier of the region. Traveling from the west you will pass near Valparaiso University and the great dining scene of downtown Valparaiso. Discover the quaint town of Plymouth home to the famous Labor Day weekend Blueberry festival. Enjoy Culver, known for great restaurants, Lake Maixinkuckee and it’s lake side mansions, and the culver military academy. Don’t miss the Village of Winona and the antique town of Pierceton.

Top Stops

  • Valparaiso
  • Plymouth
  • Culver Military Academy
  • Swan Lake Gold Resort in Plymouth
  • Amish Acres in Nappanee
  • Lakeside communities of North Webster and Syracuse
  • Village at Winona
  • Antique mecca of Pierceton

Visitor Services

  • Marshall County Visitor Center, Plymouth
  • Kosciusko County Visitor Center, Warsaw

destinations

  • Amish Country
  • SouthBend
  • Indiana Dunes
  • Michigan City LaPorte
  • Time to Unwind
  • Shipshewana Amish Backroads
  • Kosciusko County

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