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.


Beyond the Beach

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

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Beyond the Beach

Must Sees

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

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Dining & Nightlife

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

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Dining & Nightlife


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


Eat Up Wine Down

Dates: January 01 - December 03, 2015 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. (CST)

Enliven your senses and please your palate with amazing specials from downtown Valparaiso restaurants the first Thursday of the month.

The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2015 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is open (CST)

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


Sponsored by: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Dates: January 03 - December 26, 2015 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CST)

Yoga for all experience levels. Class is customized to meet the students' needs. Students will learn yoga positions to develop flexibility, strength and balance. Reservations are required. 

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore

Dates: January 03 - December 26, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)

Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end Visitor Center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles...Read More

Miller Woods Hike

Dates: January 03 - December 26, 2015 1:30 p.m. (CST)

Spectacular Miller Woods shares its secrets during this ranger-led hike. Held every Saturday.

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Indiana Dunes

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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