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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.

Top 10 Lists

Discover the Top 15 Indiana Dunes Hiking Trails

Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods or a calorie-burning hike up steep dunes, the Indiana Dunes has the perfect trail for…

Things to Do

Five Things to Do This November in the Indiana Dunes

November is a wonderful time to visit the Indiana Dunes. The temperatures are mild, the leaves are starting to fall, and the holiday season is just…

Wildlife

Long-legged Leapers of the Kankakee Sands Prairie

Northern leopard frogs are the long-legged leapers of our Kankakee Sands prairie, and catching one is not only thrilling but hard to do!

Save on Your Vacation

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

Attractions & Recreation

Forest Park Golf Course & Welter Room

Forest Park and Creekside Golf Courses

Valparaiso
1155 Sheffield Dr.

Attractions & Recreation

Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center

Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center

Valparaiso
3201 Evans Ave.

Fine Dining

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine

Chesterton
600 Gateway Blvd. N

Hotels & Inns

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Valparaiso

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Valparaiso
1251 Silhavy Rd. S.

Pizza

Shoe's Pizzeria

Shoe’s Pizzeria

Valparaiso
3300 N. Calumet Ave.

Casual Dining

Sunrise Family Restaurant

Sunrise Family Restaurant

Chesterton
475 Sand Creek Dr.

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