Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
Phone: (219) 926-2255
Fax: (219) 929-5395
Want to create a personalized tour of Indiana Dunes Country? Just stop by the Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are knowledgeable and can handpick the perfect attractions and activities for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock. 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 gift shop. 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. Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): 8am–6pm Winter Hours (September through May): 8:30am–4:30pm Vestibule Hours: Year-round, 24 hours a day Address: 1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304 Phone: 800-283-8687 Web: indianadunes.com Admission: Free
11:00 a.m. (CT)
During the summer months kids can participate in the Jr. Wildland Firefighter program at the park. Kids learn about prescribed fire, fire ecology, and have a hands on experience with equipment used in wildland fire management. Upon completion of this 30-minute, hands-on program, children will receive their very own Junior Wildland Firefighter activity book and a Junior Wildland Firefighter patch.