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There’s So Much Waiting To Be DISCOVERED

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There’s So Much Waiting To Be DISCOVERED

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There’s So Much Waiting To Be DISCOVERED

Beaches & Beyond

We’re more than just a pretty place. We’re 9,000 years of indigenous culture. A home away from home for centuries of European immigrants. An emblem of pioneering spirit and a seat of industrial innovation. We’ve been shaped by glaciers and defined by our dunes, but what you’ll find here on the south shore of Lake Michigan is beyond anything you could imagine. Stunning scenery, tight-knit communities, and thousands of acres of adventure-filled wilderness. You may not know this version of Indiana Dunes Country, but you will soon.

Discover Our Shores

Do More in the Dunes

Tales from the Dunes

The Indiana Dunes Blog

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the latest and greatest tales from the dunes.

Locals Love

Top 10 Indiana Dunes Outdoor Dining Experiences

The top 10 outdoor dining experiences locals love in the Indiana Dunes.

Wildlife

Is That a Viceroy or a Monarch?

A native plant expert explains the subtle differences between monarchs and viceroys that can help you identify one from the other in the field.   

Beaches

Which Indiana Dunes Beach Should You Visit?

Thinking about visiting the Indiana Dunes and wondering which beach you should visit? This guide will help you decide!

Save on Your Vacation

Sun, Sand, and Spectacular Savings for your Indiana Dunes Vacation.

Cafés & Coffee

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Chesterton
761 Indian Boundary Rd., Ste. 6

Shopping

Indie Indie Bang! Bang!

Indie Indie Bang! Bang!

Valparaiso
19 E. Lincolnway

Hotels & Inns

Baymont by Wyndham Portage

Baymont by Wyndham

Portage
2323 Willowcreek Rd.

Pizza

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria & Pub - Chesterton

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria

Chesterton
371 Indian Boundary Rd.

Shopping

Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited

Valparaiso
2902 N. Calumet Ave.

Shopping

Nature's Remedies

Nature’s Remedies

Valparaiso
2812 Calumet Ave.

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