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Ogden-Dunes is a small town located in Porter County in northwest Indiana near Lake Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,313. Ogden Dunes has a unique history. It was once the home of a world class ski jump. In 1927, the Grand Beach Ski Club, later the Ogden Dunes Ski Club, bought a piece of land on one of the high dunes in the town. They constructed the largest steel ski jump in the world (at the time,) standing 192 feet high. The main tower stood as high as a 22-story building. The first meet was held on January 22, 1928, and for the next four years, meets were held in Ogden Dunes. In 1932, the Norwegian Olympic Team of Birger Rund, Hans Beck, and Kaare Wahlberg (gold, silver, and bronze medalists) came to Ogden Dunes to try the tower. The ski club had financial setbacks during the Great Depression and was finally sold in 1935 to a ski club in Rockford, Illinois. It was moved that summer. Today, Ogden Dunes is strictly a residential community. It's near the Indiana Dunes National Shoreline, which contains 15 miles of beaches, sand dunes, marshes, prairies, rivers and woodland forests. Activities in the park include camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. The region also has one of the most diverse plant and bird communities of any park found in the U.S. national park system.

Surrounding areas: Dune Acres, Indiana (5.8 mi), Porter, Indiana (6.1 mi), Miller Beach, Indiana (8.1 mi), Gary, Indiana (8.3 mi), Beverly Shores, Indiana (12.1 mi), Merrillville, Indiana (12.1 mi), Michigan City, Indiana (16.4 mi)

Ogden Dunes Vacation Rentals

Ogden Dunes Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Motel 66101 Melton RdPortage, IN1.8 mi.(219) 763-3121
Super 8 Motel6118 Melton RdPortage, IN1.8 mi.(219) 762-8857
Best Western PLUS Portage Hotel & Suites6200 Melton RdPortage, IN1.8 mi.(219) 734-6727
Days Inn6161 Melton RdPortage, IN1.9 mi.(219) 762-2136
Holiday Inn6200 Melton RdPortage, IN1.9 mi.(219) 762-5546
Hampton Inn6353 Melton RdPortage, IN2.0 mi.(219) 764-1919
Comfort Inn2300 WillowcreekPortage, IN2.5 mi.(219) 763-7177
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson At The Port1630 Olmsted DrPortage, IN3.3 mi.(219) 764-0021
Holiday Inn Express-portage2323 Willow Creek RdPortage, IN3.3 mi.(219) 762-7777
Spring House Inn303 Mineral Springs RdPorter, IN5.5 mi.(219) 929-4600
Econo Lodge713 PLZ DrChesterton, IN6.6 mi.(219) 929-4416
Hilton Garden Inn501 Gateway BlvdChesterton, IN6.6 mi.(219) 983-9500
Indian Oak Inn West BLDG558 Indian BoundryChesterton, IN6.6 mi.(219) 926-2200
Country Inn & Suites8311 Ohio StMerrillville, IN7.0 mi.(219) 736-1300
Super 8 Motel418 Council DrChesterton, IN7.9 mi.(219) 929-5549
Comfort Inn1915 S Mississippi StHobart, IN9.9 mi.(219) 947-7677
Lee's Inn6201 Opportunity LnMerrillville, IN10.4 mi.(219) 924-8555
Dons Motel5500 Milton RdPortage, IN11.7 mi.(219) 762-3317
Residence Inn Merrillville8018 Delaware StMerrillville, IN11.8 mi.(219) 791-9000
Courtyard By Marriott7850 Rhode Is AveMerrillville, IN12.1 mi.(219) 756-1600
Merrillville Knights InnLouisiana StMerrillville, IN12.1 mi.(219) 736-5100
Motel 6 #1254Louisiana StMerrillville, IN12.1 mi.(219) 738-2701
Inn At Aberdeen Ltd3158 South State Rd 2Valparaiso, IN12.4 mi.(219) 465-3753
Economy Inn Of America8275 Louisiana StMerrillville, IN12.5 mi.(219) 736-2355
Knights Inn8250 Louisiana DrMerrillville, IN12.5 mi.(219) 736-5100
La Quinta Motor Inn8210 Louisiana StMerrillville, IN12.5 mi.(219) 738-2870
Best Western Inn & Suites Of Merrillville8293 Louisiana StMerrillville, IN12.6 mi.(219) 756-2378
Days Inn-merrillville1350 E 83RD AveMerrillville, IN12.6 mi.(219) 736-5252
Extended Stay America1355 E 83rd AveMerrillville, IN12.6 mi.(219) 769-4740
Radisson Hotel At Star Plaza800 East 81ST AveMerrillville, IN12.6 mi.(219) 769-6311
Super Eight Motel8300 LouisianaMerrillville, IN12.6 mi.(219) 763-8383
Sands Inn1630 Maple StMichigan City, IN12.6 mi.(219) 872-0717
Fairfield Inn8275 Georgia StMerrillville, IN12.8 mi.(219) 736-0500
Red Roof Inn8290 Georgia StMerrillville, IN12.8 mi.(800) 733-7663
Hampton Inn8353 Georgia StMerrillville, IN12.9 mi.(219) 736-7600
Holiday Inn Express8375 Georgia StMerrillville, IN12.9 mi.(219) 795-9500
Hampton Inn & Suites1451 Silhavy RdValparaiso, IN12.9 mi.(219) 531-6424
Motel 63840 179TH StHammond, IN13.1 mi.(219) 845-8330
Super 8 Motel3844 179TH StHammond, IN13.1 mi.(219) 932-8888
Black Hawk Motel3651 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN13.2 mi.(219) 872-8656
Bed & Breakfast
Chicago IncChicago, IL28.4 mi.(312) 951-0085

Ogden Dunes Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can amount to as much as 76 inches, compared to 14 inches in the south. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 16°F 1.97 in. -
February 37°F 20°F 1.62 in. -
March 48°F 29°F 2.62 in. -
April 59°F 37°F 3.34 in. -
May 71°F 47°F 3.89 in. -
June 80°F 57°F 4.41 in. -
July 84°F 63°F 3.37 in. -
August 82°F 61°F 3.07 in. -
September 76°F 54°F 3.64 in. -
October 65°F 43°F 2.81 in. -
November 50°F 33°F 3.11 in. -
December 37°F 22°F 2.52 in. -

Ogden Dunes Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located about 11 miles west of Ogden Dunes in Gary, Indiana, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located approximately 15 miles southeast of Ogden Dunes in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located roughly 44 miles northwest of Ogden Dunes in Chicago, Illinois, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located around 45 miles east of Ogden Dunes in South Bend, Indiana, and finally the Du Page airport (DPA) located about 57 miles northwest of Ogden Dunes in Chicago / West Chicago, Illinois.

Ogden Dunes Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN16.9 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL28.4 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL31.3 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL39.3 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL39.7 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL45.0 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL45.7 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL46.3 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL51.8 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI59.8 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL63.2 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN64.6 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL65.7 mi.
DinorexCrystal LakeIL71.9 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN80.0 mi.
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL64.6 mi.
Magic WatersCherry ValleyIL99.7 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI114.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Robbinhurst Golf ClubValparaisoIN5.1 mi.
Cressmoor Country ClubHobartIN6.5 mi.
Calumet Golf CourseGaryIN8.0 mi.
South Gleason Golf CourseGaryIN8.0 mi.
Indian Ridge Country ClubHobartIN8.7 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseBrazilIN11.3 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseNoblesvilleIN11.3 mi.
Turkey Creek Golf CourseMerrillvilleIN11.9 mi.
Course at AberdeenValparaisoIN12.6 mi.
Creekside Golf Course & Training CenterValparaisoIN12.6 mi.
Forest Park Municipal Golf CourseValparaisoIN12.6 mi.
Mink Lake Golf Course & ParkValparaisoIN12.6 mi.
MacArthur Golf CourseEast ChicagoIN13.4 mi.
Griffith Golf CenterGriffithIN13.8 mi.
Hammond Youth Golf Academy at Lost MarshHammondIN16.2 mi.
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN16.5 mi.
Scherwood GolfScherervilleIN17.0 mi.
Oak Knoll Golf ClubCrown PointIN17.1 mi.
Summertree Golf CourseCrown PointIN17.1 mi.
White Hawk Country ClubCrown PointIN17.1 mi.
Burnham Woods Golf CourseBurnhamIL17.7 mi.
River Oaks Golf CourseCalumet CityIL19.8 mi.
Pheasant Valley Country ClubCrown PointIN20.3 mi.
Longwood Country ClubCreteIL20.5 mi.
Glenwoodie Golf ClubGlenwoodIL21.9 mi.
Cedar Creek Family Golf CenterCedar LakeIN22.3 mi.
Cedar Lake Monastery Golf ClubCedar LakeIN22.3 mi.
South Shore Country ClubCedar LakeIN22.4 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI23.1 mi.
Chicago Heights Park District Golf CourseChicago HeightsIL24.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI74.3 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI84.5 mi.
State Parks
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN8.7 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI32.8 mi. 
Kankakee River State ParkIN36.0 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI36.8 mi. 
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN12.4 mi.(Art)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN24.3 mi.(Technology)
PullmanChicagoIL28.4 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL28.4 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Art)
D'Arcy Museum of ArtChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Art)
David and Alfred Smart Museum of ArtChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Art)
Martin D'Arcy Museum of ArtChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary ArtChicagoIL28.4 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL28.4 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL28.4 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL36.8 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN48.8 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI82.0 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI104.4 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN112.2 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI114.1 mi.

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