Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 in Dining
Chili dogs, burgers, frosted mugs of their home-brewed root beer, 50 flavors of shakes and malts, soft-serve ice cream cones, sundaes, and scores of other treats are yours to enjoy at this 1957 Chesterton icon.
Built on a former army base with 28 acres of bunkers, trenches, buildings, and radar towers, this is hands-down the best paintball range in the Chicagoland area. There’s open play on weekends, and during the week groups can make reservations and rent the whole place for a private game.
For great springtime birding, there’s no place like the Indiana Dunes. More than 350 bird species live or migrate through the dunes every year, drawn to Lake Michigan’s open waters and to the diverse habitats available for nesting.
In the heart of Indiana Dunes Country in downtown Valparaiso lies Old World Market. This specialty food, wine, and cheese market offers delicious tastes, affordable prices, all served up with a smile—what more could a foodie wish for?
There’s nothing like bicycling in the Indiana Dunes. With views of towering sand dunes and miles of sandy beaches, leisure riders, mountain bikers, road warriors, and BMXers are sure to find what they’re looking for.
Whether it’s blazing hot in summer or a polar vortex is moving through in winter, the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is open 362 days a year. And while yes, we do have bathrooms, there’s a lot more going on in our building than serving as a pit stop. Come see us and spend some time … Continued
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.