Valparaiso University

Visit Valparaiso University and Explore Indiana Dunes Country

Valparaiso University is one of the nation's premier universities and is surrounded by Indiana Dunes Country. Take some time to explore the southern shore of Lake Michigan and the area's unique landscape, attractions, shopping, and dining.

See What Indiana Dunes Country has to Offer:

Lodging in Indiana Dunes


Get a great night's sleep near Valpo in one of our comfortable hotels or bed & breakfast establishments. Learn more



Get a group of students together and head to one of the great, unique restaurants in Valparaiso and surrounding communities. Learn more

Treats and Food


Make your dollars go further by taking advantage of the exclusive offers available on the Indiana Dunes Tourism website.  Learn more



One-of-a-kind local downtown shops along with familiar national chain stores are just around the corner.
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Valparaiso and all of Indiana Dunes Country is full of great attractions to fill your time in between games. Enjoy great hiking trails, a bowling center, an amusement center with an outdoor mini-golf course, great museums, theaters and more.
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Dunes in Indiana Dunes

Local Map

Click here to map out things to do and places to eat near where you are or see the information below about how to get to Valparaiso University. Learn more

Visit the Indiana Dunes

No trip is complete without a visit to the Indiana Dunes, where towering sand dunes, scenic hikes of varying lengths and difficulty, and long stretches of sandy beaches have earned the attraction a spot in the National Geographic's Top 10 Urban Escapes list. Learn more

Plan your trip using electronic guides:

Click here to read electronic versions of the official guides to Valparaiso and the rest of Indiana Dunes Country. The Activities Guide is a complete guide to all the hotels, restaurants, attractions and recreation sites in the area, while the other guides give information focusing on a person's interests -- like the Birding Guide, the Kid's Guide, the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail Guide. Learn more

Getting Here is Easy

Valparaiso University is easily reached by plane, train, bus, or automobile. The campus is an hour southeast of Chicago and 2.5 hours north of Indianapolis, with access via airports in Chicago (O'Hare or Midway), Gary, South Bend, or Indianapolis. The South Shore Train and Greyhound and Coach USA Bus Lines also service the area. Interstates 65, 80/90 and 94 and State Highways 30 and 49 are all within minutes of campus.

* Note: No South Shore Train stop is within walking distance of Valparaiso University. The V-line can be used for transportation to the school.

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Visit the Valparaiso University Campus

The best way for prospective students to experience Valparaiso University is by visiting the campus community. Check it out for yourself! For more on driving directions, virtual tours of the campus and parking maps, visit the Valparaiso University website