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Indiana Dunes Tourism


1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304


Phone: (219) 926-2255

Fax: (219) 929-5395


A visit to the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center will help orient you to the Beyond the Beach region and provide information to help you make the most of your visit. The visitor center is named in honor of Dorothy Buell, a tireless advocate for preservation of the Indiana Dunes. The visitor center offers a short orientation film, "The Indiana Dunes: Our Natural Wonder," as well as exhibits and brochures about Porter County, Indiana Dunes State Park, and Indiana Dunes National Park. Don't miss the Artist-in-Residence exhibit, which features artwork inspired by the Indiana Dunes region. In the Visitor Center gift shop, you'll find a great selection of local books and souvenirs. During business hours, from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Memorial Day through Labor Day 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.), staff members are available to answer any questions and help you plan your explorations of the region.