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.


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

County Line Orchard

Sponsored by: County Line Orchard

Dates: October 06 - October 31, 2014 From: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Gather your family and come spend a day at County Line Orchard.  Featuring over 30 varieties of u-pick apples and a pumpkin patch.  They offer many different types of sweets and treats....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.

Porter County Legends & Lore Bus Tour

Sponsored by: Porter County Museum

Dates: October 15 - October 30, 2014 From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Take a thrilling tour of haunted stories, legends, and lore from Porter County this October!  The Porter County Legends and Lore Bus Tour will travel to four sites throughout the county....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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