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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.

Beaches

Which Indiana Dunes Beach Should You Visit?

Thinking about visiting the Indiana Dunes and wondering which beach you should visit? This guide will help you decide!

Wildlife

The Upside-Down Bird With the Strange Song

Bobolinks have color unlike most birds and have a strange, metallic sounding song.

Things to Do

Mask-Uerade Video Contest

Take a video of yourself or someone you know wearing a mask at any park, restaurant, hotel, shop, or attraction in Porter County and be entered to…

Save on Your Vacation

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

Shopping

Indie Indie Bang! Bang!

Indie Indie Bang! Bang!

Valparaiso
19 E. Lincolnway

Casual Dining

The Port Drive-In

The Port Drive-In

Chesterton
419 N. Calumet Rd.

Casual Dining

George's Gyros Spot

George’s Gyros Spot

Chesterton
325 N. Calumet Rd.

Hotels & Inns

Baymont by Wyndham Portage

Baymont by Wyndham

Portage
2323 Willowcreek Rd.

Attractions & Recreation

Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center

Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center

Valparaiso
3201 Evans Ave.

Cultural Dining

Ivy's Bohemia House & Catering

Ivy’s Bohemia House

Chesterton
321 Broadway

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