You'll never guess what adventure is around the corner... or in your backyard

With over 15 miles of pristine coastline and beaches, 70 miles of spectacular hiking trails, dozens of outstanding restaurants, and countless outdoor & indoor activities—plus one of the country’s most diverse ecosystems—there’s always an unforgettable experience waiting for you here.

If you think you know the Indiana Dunes, guess again! Here's why:


With 15,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, forests and savannas, over 350 species of birds, and miles of sandy beaches that actually sing to you, we’re considered to be the birthplace of modern ecology…and perhaps the eighth natural wonder of the world.

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Accommodations in Indianadunes


There’s simply no way that this corner of heaven on earth can be explored in just an afternoon. Fortunately, we offer a stellar array of lodging options for your next visit, be it a romantic getaway or frolicking family fun.

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Food, Glorious Food!

From updated American classics with an Asian twist to upscale gourmet grills, from mouth-watering Mediterranean to farm-to-fork fare: The selection of delicious dining options is as wonderful as the delightful surroundings.

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A Trail Beyond

Whether you enjoy hiking and biking, birding and fishing, museums and historic sites, or simply meandering through this region's greatest natural and cultural treasures, you'll discover there's more to explore beyond the beach.

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Want to play a guessing game? See if you can name our Top 10!

Top 10 Things To Do

Visit the adventure land of Zao Island, go on an owl prowl at night, get up close and personal with the country's largest native land mammals, or take part in a "delicious" Industrial Revolution. These are just a few of the exciting items on our Top 10 menu.

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! From printed to electronic guides, we have all the information and everything you need to make the perfect plan for your next getaway.

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.