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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 Posts

Meadow Muffins at Kankakee Sands

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.

3 Interesting Things

Blastcamp Paintball & Airsoft

Built on a former army base with 28 acres of bunkers, trenches, buildings and radar towers, this is hands-down the best paintball range in the…

Save on Your Vacation

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

Attractions & Recreation

Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center

Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center

Valparaiso
3201 Evans Ave.

RVs & Campgrounds

Lakeshore Camp Resort

Lakeshore Camp Resort

Portage
5300 Old Porter Rd.

Bed & Breakfasts

DunesWalk Inn

Chesterton
1491 N. Furnleigh Lane

Shopping

Dune Clothiers at the Schoolhouse Shop

Dune Clothiers at the Schoolhouse Shop

Chesterton
278 E. 1500 North

Pizza

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria & Pub - Chesterton

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria

Chesterton
371 Indian Boundary Rd.

Bakery/Desserts

Designer Desserts

Valparaiso
56 W. Lincolnway

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