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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:

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Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, January 28
2:00 p.m.

Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability, which tells the local story of trying to balance the protecting of globally rare habitat and creating thousands of jobs in steel mills. Recent success stories of collaboration are highlighted.

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Snowshoe Hike

Date: Sunday, January 28
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available to loan or you can bring your own. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.

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Snowshoe Hike

Date: Saturday, February 03
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available to loan or you can bring your own. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.

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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, February 04
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (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.

Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, February 04
2:00 p.m.

Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of the documentary America's Best Idea: Kenai Fjords.

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Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, February 11
2:00 p.m.

Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line.

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Snowshoe Outdoor Adventure Winter Hike

Date: Sunday, February 11
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Try out snowshoeing. A limited number of snowshoes available. Traditional hike if there's no snow. This hike is part of the Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Series. No reservation required. Think show!

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Snowshoe Hike

Date: Saturday, February 17
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available to loan or you can bring your own. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.

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Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, February 18
2:00 p.m.

Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of the documentary Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and the Black Hills.

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Science Saturday

Date: Saturday, February 24
Call for times (CT)

Meet scientists, discover how science works, and learn about scientific investigations going on within the Great lakes national parks.

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Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, February 25
2:00 p.m.

Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of Lake Michigan in a Dugout.

Shuttle Bus Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, March 25
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (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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April Fools Mystery Hike

Date: Sunday, April 01
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger at the Visitor Center for a hike at an undisclsed location.

Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, April 01
2:00 p.m.

Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of the documentary about our Western National Parks.

Native Plant Talk: Nathanael Pilla & Steve Sass has been added to your travel planner!
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Native Plant Talk: Nathanael Pilla & Steve Sass

Dates: April 07 - April 08, 2018
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Join a regional botanist for a presentation on the Indiana Dunes flora and what we can do to minimize our impact where we live. Come celebrate the bontanical treasures of the Indiana Dunes.

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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Saturday, April 14
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (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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Mother's Day Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, May 13
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (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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National Lakeshore Anniversary Program

Date: Sunday, November 04
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Come celebrate the National Lakeshore's anniversary. They will be showing the documentary Shifting Sands which covers the environmental history of Northwest Indiana and the creation of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. A birthday cake will be served and they may have a surprise guest speaker.