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.

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.


Stories of Yesteryear

Sponsored by: Westchester Township History Museum

Dates: November 19 - February 26, 2017 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Do you remeber doing your Christmas shopping in downtown Chesterton at the Johnson Bros. store or getting candy at Ben Franklin? "Stories of Yesteryear" brings back a bygone day before the...Read More

Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion

Sponsored by: Central Park Plaza Market

Dates: January 01 - March 05, 2017 Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 7:00p.m.; Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Thur. 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.; Fri. Noon - 10:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating take place 7 days a week. 

The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 02 - December 29, 2017 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is 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

Prehistoric Porter County

Sponsored by: Porter County Museum

Dates: January 04 - December 30, 2017 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

In 1909, Porter County farmer Myron Benedict was plowing his field when he came across what appeared to be a massive tooth. It was harvest season, and the busy farmer threw the tooth in a corncrib...Read More

Eat Up Wine Down

Dates: January 05 - December 07, 2017 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Attention food lovers. Enliven your senses, please your palate and enjoy a lovely evening in Downtown Valparaiso. Every 1st Thursday of the month, Eat Up Wine Down gives everyone a chance to enjoy a...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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