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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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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Dining & Nightlife


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


Hour Glass Museum Open House

Sponsored by: Hour Glass House Museum

Dates: September 21 - November 16, 2014 From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Following the October 19th open house there will be a program by Dennis Norman, "Indian Trails to Rails to Roads".

Following the November 16th open house join the Ogden Dunes Church to...Read More

Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival

Sponsored by: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Dates: October 01 - November 01, 2014 Call for times

Held the entire month of October, The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival is sure to be a spooky good time. This family friendly event kicks off with a haunted railway garden of skeletons, ghosts,...Read More

Owl Banding in the Dunes

Dates: October 12 - November 16, 2014 Call for times

Join naturalists for the 7th year of Saw-whet Owl Banding at Indiana Dunes State Park.

3rd Annual Halloween Hullabaloo

Sponsored by: Chicago Street Theatre

Dates: October 18 - November 01, 2014 TBD

Chicago Street Theatre will feature two Halloween shows: Frankenstein and Scary Godmother!  Reserve your spot now for Mary Shelly's classic horror tale and bring your whole family to the funky...Read More

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Sponsored by: Memorial Opera House

Dates: October 31 - November 16, 2014 Friday & Saturday - Starting: 8:00 PM; Sunday - Starting 2:00 PM

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Music and Book by Rupert Holmes. Based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. Features songs “Moonfall”, “The...Read More

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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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