About Indiana Dunes Tourism

Indiana Dunes Tourism is the official destination marketing organization for Indiana Dunes Country (Porter County, IN). Since 1986, we have been promoting the Indiana Dunes and the great communities throughout Porter County to potential visitors, as well as encouraging local residents to take advantage of all this area has to offer.

We operate the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. At the Visitor Center, located at 1215 N. State Road 49 in Porter, IN, you’ll find guides and personal assistance to help you enjoy Northwest Indiana and beyond. The Visitor Center, which opened in 2006, also houses restrooms, exhibits, a theatre and a gift shop, along with our offices.

Our hours are:

  • Labor Day to Memorial Day 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CST seven days a week
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. CST seven days a week

History of Indiana Dunes Tourism

The doors to Indiana Dunes Tourism opened on January 2, 1986. The first Indiana Dunes Tourism office/Indiana Dunes Visitor Center was located in Chesterton on…

History
History of Indiana Dunes Tourism

FAQs on Indiana Dunes Tourism

Why do you have two names? The number one reason visitors come to Porter County is for the Indiana Dunes, and they know the Indiana…

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FAQs on Indiana Dunes Tourism

What does IDT do for you?

Indiana Dunes Tourism helps local resident in many of the same ways the organization helps visitors. Here are the three primary ways: Helping you to…

What
What does IDT do for you?

Board of Directors and Staff

Mitch Peters, President: Mitch joined the Indiana Dunes Tourism Board of Directors in 2010 and is appointed by the Porter County Council. Mitch graduated from…

Board of Directors and Staff

Plans and Presentations

Annual Report and Video The team here at Indiana Dunes Tourism works hard year round to make sure the local tourism industry is successful and,…

Plans
Plans and Presentations