Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Wayside Exhibits


Along Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore encompasses a 35-mile stretch of Lake Michigan’s shoreline, two islands, and numerous inland lakes and streams. From 2016-2018, Nomad Studio worked with Iondesign to plan and design nearly 30 wayside exhibits that interpret the park’s rich historical and natural features, as well as orient visitors to opportunities within the park. As part of the project, a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including Iondesign and Nomad Studio, addressed inclusiveness and accessibility using Universal Design approaches.