Indiana Dunes Tourism
Phone: (219) 926-2255
Fax: (219) 929-5395
Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. 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.
8:00 a.m. - noon (CT)
Herald the return of spring with wildflowers everywhere. More than 100 Northwest Indiana native plant species, including woodland flowering plants, ferns, prairie flowering plants, grasses, shrubs and trees. There will be open shopping of all plants and plant material. Informed gardening consultants will be available to answer all questions. Pre-ordering is recommended.
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Enjoy a special tour of architecturally significant homes in and around Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Included on the tour are two Swedish historical homes: the Gust Lindstrom house and the restored Oscar/Irene Nelson site, two prefabricated enameled steel Lustron houses, the House of Tomorrow home from the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair, and several architect-designed mid-centruy houses. Reservations and fees are required.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)
Explore five houses that were originally displayed in the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and are now located in the National Lakeshore. Tour the Cypress Log, Florida Tropical, Armco-Ferro, and Wieboldt-Rostone houses, and the yet-to-be-restored House of Tomorrow. Tours begin and end at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Reservations are required and there is a fee. The fee covers a 2-hour ranger-guided tour. These popular tours fill very quickly. Make your reservation online starting on Sept. 10th at 8:00 a.m. (CT).