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In the Indiana Dunes, the fun outlives the swim season. Experience small-town charm at Hike under a full moon. Listen to a rockin’ musical line-up. Eat until your heart’s content. Live like a local all year round with our collection of seasonal, annual, and once-in-a-blue-moon events and festivals.

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Bark Ranger Program at National Park

August 7 - December 31, 2020

Bring along your furry friend for a hike at most locations in the Indiana Dunes National ark. Learn the rules of being a Bark Ranger owner, answer a…

Cabinet of Curiosities

August 7 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. Examine some of the strangest items in our…

Do Your Part! A County Responds to the First World War

August 7 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. Immerse yourself in the history of WWI as…

From a Bailly Point of View

August 7 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. What do our belongings say about our…

Mission Escape

August 7 - December 31, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS, SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONING. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.  You will be…

Open Storage Exhibition

August 7 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. These areas are presently used to store…

Prehistoric Porter County

August 7 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. In 1909, Porter County farmer Myron…

The 3 Dune Challenge

August 7 - December 31, 2020

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed…

Midwest Rail Rangers on the South Shore Line

August 8 - December 27, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS, SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONING. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.  Join…

Visit the Alton Goin Museum

August 8 - December 12, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS, SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONING. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.  Have you…

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Chicago Street Theatre

Chicago Street Theatre

$5 OFF a regular priced ticket. Limit 4 tickets. Promo Code: DUNES Chicago Street Theatre has been producing award-winning productions since 1965.…

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Schoolhouse Shop & Antiques

Schoolhouse Shop

$5 OFF a purchase of $25 or more Retail department store Located at: 278 E. 1500 North Chesterton, IN 46304 219-926-1551 Hours: 10am-5pm; closed…

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Lifestyles

Lifestyles

$5 OFF purchase of $30 or more Gift shop-includes jewelry, bath/body, kitchen gadgets, food, coffee, tea, baby, toys, candles, accessories, and much…

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Indie Indie Bang! Bang!

Indie Indie Bang! Bang!

$5 OFF a purchase of $25 or more Eclectic lifestyle boutique featuring jewelry, gourmet, gifts, fashion, and home decor. Located at: 19 E.…

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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.

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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…

Visitor Center

Our Hoosier Hospitality Promise

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has taken the Hoosier Hospitality Promise to help keep our staff and visitors safe and healthy.

Attractions & Recreation

49er Drive-In Theatre: Family Fun With a 1950s Feel

The 49er Drive-In Theatre is Northwest Indiana’s only drive-in theater. Enjoy all the aspects of a 1950s drive-in merged with modern-day convenience.

Eat & Drink

The Port Drive-In: A Chesterton Icon

As Porter County’s only drive-in restaurant, The Port Drive-In is a blast from the past and is one of the Indiana Dunes area’s must-sees & dos.