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There’s So Much Waiting To Be DISCOVERED

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There’s So Much Waiting To Be DISCOVERED

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There’s So Much Waiting To Be DISCOVERED

Beaches & Beyond

We’re more than just a pretty place. We’re 9,000 years of indigenous culture. A home away from home for centuries of European immigrants. An emblem of pioneering spirit and a seat of industrial innovation. We’ve been shaped by glaciers and defined by our dunes, but what you’ll find here on the south shore of Lake Michigan is beyond anything you could imagine. Stunning scenery, tight-knit communities, and thousands of acres of adventure-filled wilderness. You may not know this version of Indiana Dunes Country, but you will soon.

Discover Our Shores

Do More in the Dunes

Tales from the Dunes

The Indiana Dunes Blog

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 latest and greatest tales from the dunes.

Places to Stay

Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Each of Valparaiso Inn's suites is furnished with period antiques and private bathrooms with features like clawfoot soaking tubs or two-person…

Visitor Posts

Dung Beetles and Bison!

We often talk about the types of plants that our Kankakee Sands bison are eating, and how that will affect the prairies. What we rarely talk about is…

Top 10 Lists

Top Dunes Hiking Trails

Indiana Dunes is a wildlife-rich landscape of dunes, barrens, prairies, forests, and wetlands, packed with great sites to explore.

Save on Your Vacation

Sun, Sand, and Spectacular Savings for your Indiana Dunes Vacation.

Gardens

WRF Nursery & Garden Center

WRF Nursery and Garden Center

Valparaiso
255 E 150 S

Winery

Anderson’s Winery & Vineyards

Valparaiso
430 E. US Hwy 6

Cultural Dining

Ivy's Bohemia House & Catering

Ivy’s Bohemia House

Chesterton
321 Broadway

Cafés & Coffee

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Chesterton
761 Indian Boundary Rd., Ste. 6

Shopping

Marc t. Nielsen Interiors

Marc t. Nielsen Interiors & Antique Shop

Valparaiso
734 Old Suman Rd.

Shopping

Nature's Remedies

Nature’s Remedies

Valparaiso
2812 Calumet Ave.

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