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Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Address

1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304

Contact

Phone: (219) 926-2255

Fax: (219) 929-5395

About

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

Events:

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Visitor Center

Dates: July 24 - October 31, 2018
8:30am-4pm (CT)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes Tourism (IDT) have partnered to offer Drop-In Volunteering, a no-hassle volunteer option for those looking to help out at the Indiana Dunes. Opportunities will be available nearly every day of the week and will include stewardship, restoration, park clean-up and more.  The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center will offer times during the weekdays throughout the year. Remember to dress appropriately for the work you will be doing - wear comfortable outdoor clothing and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. The National Park Service will provide gear and training to anyone interested in lending a hand to preserve the Indiana Dunes.

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Octave Chanute Aviation Day

Date: Sunday, August 19
Noon-3pm (CT)

Learn about Octave Chanute, a pioneer of aviation who experimented with gliders in the dunes and contributed to the Wright brothers' success.

Rings of Supersonic Steel - NIKE Missile Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Rings of Supersonic Steel - NIKE Missile Program

Date: Saturday, August 25
2-3pm (CT)

Join a presentation about how the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Headquarters was one a former NIKE Missile Base, C-32.

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Science Saturday

Date: Saturday, September 08
2-4pm (CT)

Meet the scientists that are conducting research at the national lakeshore. Following a short presentation at the Visitor Center, go out into the field to see their work. 

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Science Saturday

Date: Saturday, October 13
2-4pm (CT)

Meet the scientists that are conducting research at the national lakeshore. Following a short presentation at the Visitor Center, go out into the field to see their work. 

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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, October 21
1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without getting cold. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 219-395-1882.

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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, October 28
1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without getting cold. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 219-395-1882.

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Gales of November Shipwreck Program

Date: Saturday, November 03
1-3pm (CT)

Learn about the treacherous side of the Great lakes in this fascinating program about the storms and shipwrecks of the past.

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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, November 11
9-11am & 1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without getting cold. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 219-395-1882.

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Veterans Day Film & Talk

Date: Monday, November 12
2-3pm (CT)

Join us as we show a Veteran's Day-related film in the Visitor Center's auditorium followed by a short presentation.