There's so much waiting to be discovered at The Indiana Dunes

Located along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes attracts millions of visitors each year. While best known for its world class beaches, the Indiana Dunes and its surrounding areas offer so much more. World class cuisine, breathtaking scenery, eclectic nightlife and exhilarating biking and hiking await you on your next trip to the Dunes.

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The Indiana Dunes

Come see the towering sand dunes and more than 70 miles of hiking and biking trails through dunes, forests, marshes and prairies.

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The Indiana Dunes


From bed & breakfasts to friendly motels, you’ll find accommodations perfectly suited to your travel style.


Beaches & Beyond

There’s far more to Indiana Dunes Country than waves and sand. Step beyond the beach and discover more.

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Must Sees

Make the most of your trip to Indiana Dunes! Don't miss out on these must see attractions.

Must Sees

Dining & Nightlife

Explore past the Dunes and uncover the hospitality of the surrounding areas.

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Discover the charm of our distinct communities as you pursue your passions along quiet streets and bustling avenues.


Open Skate and Open Hockey Under the Urschel Pavilion

Sponsored by: Central Park Plaza Market

Dates: January 01 - March 04, 2018 Check website for times (CT)

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating takes place 7 days a week. The 80-by-120 foot outdoor ice rink offers open...Read More

Survival Escape Rooms

Sponsored by: Survival Escape Rooms

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 Call of times

Survival escape rooms are the newest escape games hitting Northwest Indiana. State of the art games, fast paced, and exciting! Outsmart aliens, escape dangerous traps and solve cunning puzzles with
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Mission Escape

Sponsored by: Mission: Escape

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 3:00 - 11 p.m. Mon. - Fri; 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sat.; Noon - 1:00 p.m. Sun.

You will be tasked with tackling logical problems and puzzles. You will put out little physical effort and your wit and observation will be the key to your success. Everything you need to be...Read More

The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center and park are open (CT)

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed challenge that can be done any time of the year. There is...Read More

Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes Tourism

Dates: January 02 - December 31, 2018 Self guided, can be done any day the Visitor Center and park are open

Ready for an adventure? Then do the Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt. Pick up the form and map at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. You'll be guided to nine great sites in the Indiana Dunes National...Read More

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Nature’s Masterpiece

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 Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.

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