Indiana’s First National Park Featured on 2020 Travel Guide; New Travel Tools for 2020

(UNDATED) –  Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) announced that the cover of the official 2020 Indiana Travel Guide will feature the Indiana Dunes National Park. It is the state’s first national park and the 61st in the nation.

The Indiana Dunes is 15 miles of sandy shoreline along the southern tip of Lake Michigan. It’s the most popular tourist destination in the State of Indiana.

“The Indiana Dunes attracts almost four million visitors each year,” Crouch said. “While best known for its world-class beaches, the Indiana Dunes also offers prairies, rivers, wetlands, and forests to explore.”

IOTD distributes four publications each year; the travel guide, roadway map, golf and travel guide, and festival guide. The cover of each publication features an image of a different Indiana destination.

“The travel guide, roadway map and golf guide are some of Indiana Tourism’s most important tools for prospective travelers to use when planning their Indiana road trip,” said Misty Weisensteiner, director of IOTD. “These marketing materials help us showcase the Hoosier state, its attractions and destinations and tell Indiana’s story to visitors.”

The cover of the official 2020 Indiana Roadway Map, sponsored by Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, shows the Little Blue River in Shelby County. The Blue River Trail System connects to Blue River Memorial Park, Kennedy Park and Sunset Park in Shelbyville. The map includes a mileage chart, Indiana State Police and emergency contact information and multiple advertisements from some of Indiana’s most popular cultural and tourist destinations.

Indiana is home to more than 400 diverse golf courses throughout the state. No matter if you are looking for a weekend golf getaway or a week-long stay and play experience, you can start planning with the Visit Indiana Golf and Travel Guide. This year’s cover features Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, which hosts the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance.

The Indiana State Festivals Association produces the festival guide. This year, the cover features the beautiful resort community of French Lick West Baden. Whether you’re looking for family fun, outdoor adventure or relaxation, Orange County has something for everyone.All publications are free and can be ordered online at can also get them at any Indiana rest area or welcome center or by calling 317-234-2085.###