Indiana Dunes National Park, located in the state of Indiana, has recently gained recognition as one of the most Instagrammable national parks in the United States.

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A study conducted by the travel information site Places To Travel examined Instagram hashtag data and the size of each national park to determine the parks with the highest "hashtags per acre." With its stunning landscapes and photogenic features, Indiana Dunes National Park has emerged as a hidden gem for social media enthusiasts seeking the perfect Instagram photo.


St. Louis Gateway Arch Takes #1 Spot

While Gateway Arch National Park in Missouri claimed the top spot in the study, Indiana Dunes National Park secured a respectable ninth place. Spanning 15,067 acres, the park has amassed an impressive 92,337 hashtags on Instagram, resulting in a commendable 6.12 hashtags per acre. These numbers showcase the park's popularity among visitors and its inherent beauty that captivates the hearts of Instagrammers.

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Indiana Dunes Come in at #9

What makes Indiana Dunes National Park so Instagram-worthy? The park boasts breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, towering sand dunes, diverse ecosystems, and a rich cultural heritage. Whether it's capturing the sunset over the lake, exploring the picturesque trails, or photographing unique wildlife, there are endless opportunities for stunning shots that are sure to generate envy among your followers.


In the era of social media, Instagram has become an influential platform for travel inspiration. Many users turn to Instagram to discover the best beauty spots at their chosen destinations. As a result, the photogenic nature of a location can often be a deciding factor when planning a vacation or weekend getaway. Indiana Dunes National Park's inclusion in the list of the most Instagrammable national parks is a testament to its visual appeal and the experiences it offers to visitors.

A "Perfect Insta Pic"

If you're a travel enthusiast or photography lover looking for a scenic and captivating destination, Indiana Dunes National Park should be high on your list. Its natural wonders and captivating landscapes provide endless opportunities for that "perfect Insta pic." So grab your camera, explore the sandy shores, and let Indiana Dunes National Park be your backdrop for a truly Instagrammable experience.

Indiana Dunes is a Must-Visit Spot

Indiana Dunes National Park has proven its worth as a picturesque and Instagrammable destination. Its inclusion in the study highlights the park's beauty, attracting both nature enthusiasts and social media lovers alike. With its stunning landscapes and natural wonders, Indiana Dunes National Park is a must-visit location for those seeking the perfect Instagram photo.

[Source: Places to Travel]

RANKED: Here are the most popular national parks

To determine the most popular national parks in the United States, Stacker compiled data from the National Park Service on the number of recreational visits each site had in 2020. Keep reading to discover the 50 most popular national parks in the United States, in reverse order from #50 to #1. And be sure to check with individuals parks before you visit to find out about ongoing, pandemic-related safety precautions at


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