Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
1215 N SR 49, Porter, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 926-2255
Want to create a personalized tour of Indiana Dunes Country? Just stop by the Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are supremely knowledgeable and can handpick the perfect attractions, activities and accommodations for you. This includes providing detailed information about dining, shopping, beach access, and assisting with directions and many other needs you may have. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock. Maps and a phone board listing ALL THE AREA'S ACCOMMODATIONS is provided for your convenience. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.
From: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Join a ranger at the Visitor Center's activity room for a Sunday of kid's activities, puppet shows, stories, and fun. This will help your children learn a little more about their neighborhood National Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
From: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the Sounds of Summer at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather up for a sing-a-long.
The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians devoted to preserving and passing on folk songs in the traditional way, using a variety of musical instruments including guitar, auto harp, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, hurdy gurdy, and other obscure instruments.