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Historic Indiana Dunes

The 15-mile Lake Michigan beach coastline is a real gem. But visitors are often surprised to discover the treasures that lie just beyond the sandy shore. To get the full Indiana Dunes Country experience, shake off the sand and head to any number of historic attractions waiting for you in our communities. Historic sites, the 1933 “Century of Progress” homes, charming historic Chesterton, and the beautiful Memorial Opera House—a memorial to Civil War veterans built in 1893—to name a few.

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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side within the Indiana Dunes...Read More

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Beverly Shores Depot Museum & Art Gallery

525 Broadway, Beverly Shores

This tiny, pink stucco museum pays homage to the town’s history and...Read More

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Century of Progress Homes

West Lakefront Dr., between Dunbar and Derby Avenues, Beverly Shores

With the theme of a "Century of Progress," these houses were built for the 1933...Read More

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Countryside Park and Alton Goin Museum

5250 US Hwy. 6, Portage

Located in Countryside Park and operated by the Portage Community Historical...Read More

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Deep River County Park

9410 Old Lincoln Hwy, Hobart

Deep River County Park offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and pure fun...Read More

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Dunn's Bridge County Park

500 E. County Rd., Kouts

Legend has it that this beautiful and unusual bridge was built with steel...Read More

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East Branch Little Calumet Water Trail

Little Calumet River, Portage

With significant stretches in both Indiana and Illinois, the Calumet River...Read More

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Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

While thoughts of sunbathing and swimming in Lake Michigan might first lure you...Read More

T: (219) 926-1952 | View Website

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Kankakee Sands

3294 N. US Hwy 41, Morocco

Kankakee Sands conserves more than 7,000 acres of prairie, savanna, and...Read More

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Kingsbury Water Trail Access

Kingsbury and English Lake, Kingsbury

One of the most well-known waterways in the Lower Great Lakes Region, the...Read More

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Marquette Park

1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary

In 1921, the United States Steel Corporation donated lakefront lands along...Read More

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Memorial Opera House

104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso

On the National Register of Historic Places, the beautiful, 364-seat Memorial...Read More

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Porter County Museum

153 S. Franklin St., Valparaiso

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the former Sheriff's...Read More

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Stagecoach Inn & Panhandle Depot

127 N. Main St., Hebron

Open from June through September, the Stage Coach Inn and Panhandle Depot are...Read More

T: (219) 996-3192

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Thomas Centennial Park - Chesterton Bandstand

Calumet Rd. and Broadway, Chesterton

This park has a gazebo and picnic tables, and it is home to many festivals and...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.