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.


Chesterton's European Market

Dates: May 03 - October 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 2:00PM

An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Portage Community Market

Dates: June 01 - September 28, 2014 11:00AM - 3:00 PM

Over 30 vendors.  There is locally grown produce, flowers, popcorn, honey, bread, BBQ, handmade crafts.

Central Park Plaza Market

Dates: June 03 - September 30, 2014 Tuesdays 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM & Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor farmer's market, vendors selling fresh local produce, handmade products, plants and flowers. Also live musical entertainment. 

Kid's Rule at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Dates: June 08 - September 28, 2014 From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Visitor Center for a Sunday afternoon of kid's activities, puppet shows, stories and fun.  Your children can learn a little more about our...Read More

Chesterton Cruise Night

Dates: June 28 - October 25, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cars of all kinds - vintage, sport, muscle and foreign. A night of true family fun!

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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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