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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.

Visitor Posts

Meadow Muffins at Kankakee Sands

We often talk about the types of plants that our Kankakee Sands bison are eating, and how that will affect the prairies. What we rarely talk about is…

Top 10 Lists

Top Dunes Hiking Trails

Indiana Dunes is a wildlife-rich landscape of dunes, barrens, prairies, forests, and wetlands, packed with great sites to explore.

3 Interesting Things

Blastcamp Paintball & Airsoft

Built on a former army base with 28 acres of bunkers, trenches, buildings and radar towers, this is hands-down the best paintball range in the…

Save on Your Vacation

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

Jewelry

Marshall’s Time Shop

Chesterton
515 Broadway

Pizza

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria - Valparaiso

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria

Valparaiso
2605 LaPorte Ave.

Hotels & Inns

Baymont by Wyndham Portage

Baymont by Wyndham

Portage
2323 Willowcreek Rd.

Art & Entertainment

Chicago Street Theatre

Chicago Street Theatre

Valparaiso
154 W. Chicago St.

Guided Tours

Broken Wagon Bison

Hobart
563 W. 450 North

Sweets & Treats

Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shoppe

Valpo Velvet Ice Cream

Valparaiso
55–57 W. Monroe St.

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