Rolling Prairie, Indiana


A Vacation in Rolling Prarie

Discover Rolling Prairie, Indiana, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Midwest along the Michigan/Indiana border. Escape busy life and slow down for the peace and enjoyment of rolling prairies, charming farmlands, and small-town life. Rolling Prairie offers  visitors the unique opportunity to stay close by to some of Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan’s most popular areas and attractions, without all the regular hype. Enjoy an easy, short drive Northwest to New Buffalo and Lake Michigan, or head east towards South Bend and Notre Dame.

Perfectly situated you can enjoy small-town eats, and nearby fun such as golf, bowling, and picturesque nature trails (for hiking, biking, and fishing). Or if you want your Rolling Prairie vacation to include a little more, head out to a variety of neighboring towns to immerse yourself in the hospitality of this charming Lake Michigan region.

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To Rolling Prairie

Rolling Prairie, Indiana is easily accessible through various modes of transportation. If you prefer driving, it’s a convenient option, especially if you’re coming from nearby cities or states. Rolling Prairie is located near the intersection of US-20 and US-35, making it easily reachable by car. Simply use GPS or a mapping service to determine the best route from your starting location.

For those traveling by air, the closest major airport is South Bend International Airport (SBN), located approximately 25 miles away. Upon arrival at the airport, you can rent a car or arrange for a taxi or rideshare service to reach Rolling Prairie.

Several bus companies operate routes to nearby cities such as South Bend or La Porte. From there, you can arrange for local transportation to Rolling Prairie. It’s recommended to check with the respective bus companies for schedules and availability.

While Rolling Prairie does not have a direct train station, you can take a train to nearby cities like South Bend or Michigan City. From there, you can make arrangements for local transportation to reach Rolling Prairie.



Frequently Asked Questions

There is a reason so many guests come back to Rolling Prairie each year, but for anyone who is new to this fabulous destination, you may have some questions… and Juniper has some answers.

Rolling Prairie, Indiana is a small unincorporated community located in Kankakee Township, LaPorte County, in the northwestern part of the state. It is situated in northern Indiana, near the border with Michigan.

Rolling Prairie, Indiana, experiences a typical Midwestern climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are generally warm and humid with temperatures ranging from 70°F (21°C) to 90°F (32°C). Winters are cold with temperatures dropping between 20°F (-6°C) and 40°F (4°C). Snowfall is common during the winter months.

Spring and fall offer mild temperatures, ranging from 50°F (10°C) to 70°F (21°C), and the weather can vary from pleasantly mild to slightly chilly.


About Rolling Prairie

Nestled in the scenic landscapes of LaPorte County, Rolling Prairie Indiana is a charming community sought after by both locals and visitors alike. This small unincorporated town, with a population of approximately 400, exudes a laid-back atmosphere and a genuine sense of Midwestern charm. Rolling Prairie is surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the region, offering a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy throughout the year.

Nature lovers can explore the rolling prairies, lush forests, and serene countryside. The area provides opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and enjoying the beauty of nature in the nearby parks and natural areas. For those seeking water adventures, nearby lakes and rivers offer boating, kayaking, and fishing opportunities.

While Rolling Prairie is a small community, larger neighboring towns, such as La Porte and Michigan City, provide additional options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The town’s central location also makes it convenient for day trips to nearby attractions, including the Indiana Dunes National Park and the charming towns along the southern shores of Lake Michigan.

Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat or an outdoor adventure, Rolling Prairie Indiana offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Embrace the warm hospitality, explore the natural beauty, and discover the hidden gems of this charming Midwestern town. A vacation to Rolling Prairie is an opportunity to create lasting memories and experience the authentic charm of small-town Indiana.

Dining – Rolling Prairie

A delightful culinary gem that brings the flavors of Austria to the heart of the town. This charming restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a menu inspired by authentic Austrian cuisine. From traditional dishes like schnitzel and spaetzle, Moser's Austrian Cafe aims to transport diners to the charming streets of Vienna.

Moser's Austrian Cafe
201 E Michigan St
New Carlisle, IN
Ph.: 574-654-0086

A beloved restaurant has been serving delicious meals and creating memorable dining experiences for years. With its warm and inviting ambiance, Heston Supper Club offers a perfect setting for gatherings, celebrations, or intimate dinners. The menu features a range of delectable dishes, including mouthwatering steaks, fresh seafood, house-smoked barbeque, and homemade desserts. Whether you want to indulge in a perfectly cooked steak or savor one of their signature cocktails, Heston Supper Club promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Heston Supper Club
2003 E 1000 N
La Porte, IN
Ph.: 219-778-2938

A bakery & breakfast cafe. Well-known eatery for people who prefer simple, fresh, nourishing, and innately delicious foods. Truly scratch-made. From local farms to our tables.

26 North Elm Street
Three Oaks, MI
Ph.: 269-756-6002

Enjoy this small, family-owned diner with tons of delicious food options!! Along with breakfast being served anytime!

Archies Restaurant
104 North St.
La Porte, IN
Ph.: 219-362-5834
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Shopping – Rolling Prairie

If in need some new and fantastic accessories or parts for your ride then check out this car audio dealer, vehicle accessories, and performance retailer.

Ameling's Sound, Speed, and Graphics
2455 E State Road 2
Rolling Prairie, IN
Ph.: 219-326-1669
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A local artisan goods shop featuring BlackTree Studio Pottery, Three Sisters Essentials.

Feeney's Hometown Goods
115 E. Michigan St
New Carlisle, IN
Ph.: 574-988-0050
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A cooperative gallery that features a very select group of world-class antiques and designs along with furniture, decor, and other items.

Trilogy Antiques & Designs
19 S Elm St
Three Oaks, MI
Ph.: 269-756-3300
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This charming, near-the-beach shop has handmade home décor, art, books, apothecary, kids’ stuff and a collection of seasonal beach accessories, all gathered from artisan partners spanning the globe. Lakeside Goods is also a great source for gifts!

Lakeside Goods
100 N. Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, MI
Ph.: 269-586-3613
Lakeside Goods

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