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.


Beaches & Beyond

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

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Beaches & Beyond

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.


100 Years 100 Objects

Sponsored by: Porter County Museum

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2017 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

The Museum has been collecting artifacts for 100 years, since Indiana's Centennial Celebration in 1916, and this unique exhibit gives the public an inside look at 100 of the objects that make up the...Read More

The 3 Dune Challenge

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes Tourism

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

Saturdays @ PoCo Muse

Dates: January 21 - December 16, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

3rd Saturday of each month PoCo Muse features a story that is given a special emphasis in the museum. These are often exhibit openings, highlights of future exhibit topics, or developed community...Read More

Tuesday Night Trivia

Sponsored by: Yats Cajun Creole

Dates: January 31 - December 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. (CT)

Fun, family, food, and beer! First there will be 3 rounds of 5 questions...then a half time question followed by another 3 rounds of 5 questions and then your final wager questions (game last approx....Read More

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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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