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Rolling-Prairie is an unincorporated community located in LaPorte County in northwest Indiana. The first (known) person to settle in this region was Ezekiel Provolt in 1831. Later, more settlers arrived, built cabins and named the settlement "Nauvoo." In 1853, the village was platted by W.J. Walker and named "Portland." The name of Rolling Prairie, descriptive of the terrain, was later adopted by one of the railroad companies operating through the town. Rolling Prairie had a South Shore Line flag stop until 1992, when it was closed along with several other flag stops with low ridership. The small town of Rolling Prairie is situated in the Michiana Region of northern Indiana, which includes the following counties: LaPorte, Elkhart, Marshall, St. Joseph and Starke in Indiana and Berrien and Cass in southwestern Michigan. The city of South Bend is also included in this region. Rolling Prairie is near the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Other attractions in the area include the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, camping and more. The lakeshore contains 15 miles of beaches and sand dunes, including Mount Baldy, the largest wandering dune in the region. Nearby Michigan City also offers gaming on the largest riverboat in the state of Indiana.

Surrounding areas: LaPorte, Indiana (6.7 mi), Michiana Shores, Indiana (11.9 mi), Long Beach, Indiana (13.3 mi), Sheridan Beach, Indiana (13.7 mi), Michigan City, Indiana (14.6 mi), Beverly Shores, Indiana (18.7 mi), South Bend, Indiana (18.9 mi)

Rolling Prairie Vacation Rentals

Rolling Prairie Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN5.2 mi.(219) 362-3217
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN6.9 mi.(219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN6.9 mi.(219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN6.9 mi.(219) 362-2092
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN7.0 mi.(219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN7.0 mi.(219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN7.0 mi.(219) 325-3808
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN7.3 mi.(219) 362-9200
Holloway Motel2340 E US HwyHamlet, IN8.7 mi.(574) 867-9021
Wildwood Motel6660 E Old 30Hamlet, IN8.7 mi.(574) 867-6020
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI10.8 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI10.8 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI10.8 mi.(269) 469-1400
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI11.1 mi.(269) 469-7700
Comfort Inn3801 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN14.3 mi.(219) 879-9190
Country Inn & Suites3805 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN14.3 mi.(219) 879-3600
Days Inn Michigan City3934 North Frontage RdMichigan City, IN14.3 mi.(219) 879-1150
Abc Motel3948 S FranklinMichigan City, IN14.4 mi.(219) 879-0335
City Manor Motel5225 S FranklinMichigan City, IN14.4 mi.(219) 872-9149
Hampton Inn4123 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.4 mi.(219) 879-9994
Holiday Inn Of Michigan City5820 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.4 mi.(219) 879-0311
Super Eight Motel5724 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.4 mi.(219) 879-0411
Travel Inn Motel3944 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN14.4 mi.(219) 872-9441
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN14.6 mi.(219) 872-8357
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN14.6 mi.(219) 874-6253
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN14.6 mi.(219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN14.6 mi.(219) 872-0993
Red Roof Inn110 West Kieffer RdMichigan City, IN14.9 mi.(219) 874-5251
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI14.9 mi.(800) 800-8000
Super 8 South Bend4124 Ameritech DrSouth Bend, IN15.2 mi.(574) 233-3800
Quality Inn & Suites4124 Lincoln Way WSouth Bend, IN16.1 mi.(574) 288-3800
Sleep Inn4134 Lincolnway WSouth Bend, IN16.1 mi.(574) 232-3200
Econo Lodge Motel3233 Lincolnway WSouth Bend, IN16.7 mi.(574) 232-9019
Al And Sally's Motel West3221 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN17.1 mi.(219) 872-9131
Black Hawk Motel3651 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN17.4 mi.(219) 872-8656
Sands Inn1630 Maple StMichigan City, IN17.8 mi.(219) 872-0717
Holiday Inn City Centre South Bend213 W Washington StSouth Bend, IN18.8 mi.(574) 232-3941
Comfort Suites52939 US 933South Bend, IN18.9 mi.(574) 272-1500
Days Inn52757 US 31 NSouth Bend, IN18.9 mi.(574) 277-0510
Drake Motel60971 US 31 SSouth Bend, IN18.9 mi.(574) 291-3100

Rolling Prairie 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 29°F 15°F 2.30 in. -
February 34°F 20°F 1.91 in. -
March 46°F 29°F 3.05 in. -
April 58°F 39°F 3.54 in. -
May 70°F 50°F 3.48 in. -
June 79°F 59°F 4.44 in. -
July 82°F 64°F 3.79 in. -
August 80°F 62°F 4.18 in. -
September 73°F 55°F 3.88 in. -
October 61°F 43°F 3.23 in. -
November 47°F 33°F 3.79 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 3.24 in. -

Rolling Prairie Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 15 miles east of Rolling Prairie in South Bend, Indiana, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located approximately 25 miles southwest of Rolling Prairie in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located roughly 41 miles west of Rolling Prairie in Gary, Indiana, and finally the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 69 miles west of Rolling Prairie in Chicago, Illinois.

Rolling Prairie Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI39.0 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN45.4 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN53.2 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL54.7 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL60.2 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN64.4 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL64.7 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL65.9 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL72.3 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL73.0 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL73.2 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL75.9 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL81.8 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN83.5 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI86.4 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL90.2 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI101.6 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI109.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN 
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN6.3 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN7.8 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN9.2 mi.
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI10.6 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI11.3 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN12.2 mi.
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN14.3 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN16.2 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN18.9 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN18.9 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN18.9 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI18.9 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN18.9 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN18.9 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI21.5 mi.
EberhartPetro Municipal Golf CourseMishawakaIN24.1 mi.
Juday Creek Golf ClubGrangerIN26.7 mi.
Course at AberdeenValparaisoIN26.8 mi.
Creekside Golf Course & Training CenterValparaisoIN26.8 mi.
Forest Park Municipal Golf CourseValparaisoIN26.8 mi.
Mink Lake Golf Course & ParkValparaisoIN26.8 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseBrazilIN27.1 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseNoblesvilleIN27.1 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI27.2 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI27.2 mi.
Robbinhurst Golf ClubValparaisoIN28.0 mi.
Plymouth Rock Golf CoursePlymouthIN28.1 mi.
TriWay Golf ClubPlymouthIN28.1 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI28.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI45.0 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI60.9 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI112.1 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI113.7 mi.
State Parks
Warren Woods State ParkMI11.0 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN16.5 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI16.6 mi. 
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN21.4 mi. 
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN6.9 mi.(Technology)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN18.9 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN18.9 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN18.9 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI23.8 mi.(History)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN26.8 mi.(Art)
PullmanChicagoIL54.7 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL54.7 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL54.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN18.9 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL54.7 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL54.7 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL64.6 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN85.6 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI86.4 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI94.3 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI115.2 mi.

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