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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.

Visitor Center

Dunes 101: What are the Indiana Dunes?

Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes—the National Park and State Park. Both have unique features that will keep you exploring for days!

Wildlife

Skunk Cabbage: The Smell of Spring

After a long gray Indiana winter, it’s a real joy to smell skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), one of Indiana’s native, fascinating flowers.

Wildlife

Monarchs in the Indiana Dunes

They are fragile, face many threats, and yet are so resilient. During their epic migration, monarchs fly further than any insect on earth.

Save on Your Vacation

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

Pizza

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria - Valparaiso

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria, Valparaiso – Coupon

Valparaiso
2605 La Porte Ave.

Hotels & Inns

Quality Inn & Suites - Portage

Quality Inn & Suites, Portage – Coupon

Portage
2300 Willowcreek Rd.

Shopping

Lucky Leo's Resale

Lucky Leo’s Resale – Coupon

Hebron
122 N. Main St.

Wines & Brews

Butler Winery

Butler Winery – Coupon

Chesterton
401 Broadway

Pizza

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria & Pub - Chesterton

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria – Coupon

Chesterton
371 Indian Boundary Rd.

Attractions & Recreation

Mission: Escape

Mission: Escape – Coupon

Chesterton
1050 Broadway, Ste. 3

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