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Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Address

1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304

Contact

Phone: (219) 926-2255

Fax: (219) 929-5395

About

Want to create a personalized tour of Indiana Dunes Country? Just stop by the Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are knowledgeable and can handpick the perfect attractions and activities for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock. 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 gift shop. 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. Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): 8am–6pm Winter Hours (September through May): 8:30am–4:30pm Vestibule Hours: Year-round, 24 hours a day Address: 1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304 Phone: 800-283-8687 Web: indianadunes.com Admission: Free

Events:

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Music Heritage Series Concert

Date: Friday, July 19
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Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long.

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Octave Chanute Aviation Day

Date: Sunday, August 18
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Learn aboutOctave Chanute, a pioneer of aviation who experimented with gliders in the dunes and contributed to the Wright brothers' success.

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Science in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, August 24
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Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work.

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Music Heritage Series Concert

Date: Friday, September 20
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Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long.

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Science in the National Park

Date: Saturday, September 28
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Meet the scientists and local experts that are conducting research at the national park. Following a short presentation at the Visitor Center, go out into the field to see their work.

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Bus Tour of the National Park

Date: Sunday, October 06
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Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of the Indiana Dunes National Park in one of the park's 15-passenger shuttle buses. The tour is free, but reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 219-395-1883.

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Music Heritage Series Concert

Date: Friday, October 18
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Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long.

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Science in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, October 26
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Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work.

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Bus Tour of the National Park

Date: Sunday, October 27
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Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of the Indiana Dunes National Park in one of the park's 15-passenger shuttle buses. The tour is free, but reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 219-395-1883.

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Gales of November Shipwreck Program

Date: Saturday, November 02
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Learn about the treacherous side of the Great lakes in this fascinating program about the storms and shipwrecks of the past.

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Bus Tour of the National Park

Dates: November 03 - November 17, 2019
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Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without getting cold. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 219-395-1882.

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Shifting Sands Movie Screening

Date: Tuesday, November 05
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Come celebrate the park's 53rd anniversary with a screening of the Singings documentary.

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Veterans Day Film & Talk

Date: Monday, November 11
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Join the National Park as they honor our nation's veterans. They will show a Veterans Day-related film in the Visitor Center's auditorium following a short presentation.

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Music Heritage Series Concert

Date: Friday, November 15
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Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long.

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Science in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, November 23
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Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work.

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Music Heritage Series Concert

Date: Friday, December 20
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Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long.