Near Angola in Steuben County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welcome to the Potawatomi Inn
The Potawatomi Inn has provided the setting for thousands of memories
Several additions and alterations have occurred over the years:
1960s: Additional rooms were added. The original rooms were equipped with bathrooms. The long porch was enclosed to created a sunny hallway overlooking the lake.
1980s: Swimming pool and sun deck added.
1990s: Conference rooms and more guest rooms added.
The Lonidaw Lounge, named for Chief Pokagonís wife, was the original lobby and check-in desk. It retains the feel of the early Inn. The warmth of the fireplace, the red brick and light fixtures are all original.
Did You Know?
Unlike Michigan, Indiana had no waiting period for marriage licenses. During WWII, nearby Angola was the across-the-border wedding location for many Michigan servicemen. Many couples honeymooned at the Inn.
Inn Managers and their families reside at the Inn, each leaving their lasting impression. From 1936 - 1948, Ben and Helen Swenson managed the Potwatomi Inn. While Ben handled the administration,
We hope you enjoy adding your memories to the long tradition of fun times at Pokagon State Park.
Erected by Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 41° 42.258′ N, 85° 1.365′ W. Marker is near Angola, Indiana, in Steuben County. Marker can be reached from State Road 727 0.8 miles west of Interstate 69. Touch for map. Marker is located in Pokagon State Park 100 feet west of the main entrance to the Potawatomi Inn; the above directions are to the park entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Angola IN 46703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beginning in Ice: The Lakes of Pokagon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steuben County Civil War Honor Rolls (approx. 5 miles away); Fremont Indiana (approx. 5 miles away); Steuben County Court House (approx. 5 miles away); The Vistula Road (approx. 5.2 miles away); Indiana's Northern Boundary Line Bronson Public Library (approx. 14.7 miles away in Michigan); The Chicago Road (approx. 15.3 miles away in Michigan). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angola.
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