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Monarch Butterfly Over Purple Flowers Link to the Indiana Dunes monarch story

THE MONARCH STORY

Learn how you can help these amazing insects.

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Stairs of the Diana of the Dunes Dare at West Beach Link to the Diana of the Dunes Dare at West Beach

dunes in winter

Dare to be different. Embrace the Dunes.

Hike the Dare

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PETS WELCOME

Bring your four-legged family member.

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FLOWER QUEST

How many flowers can you discover?

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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 the Indiana Dunes, 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.

Hiking

A Diana of the Dunes Dare Field Trip

Wildlife

Dunes 101: Did you know?

I’d like to share with you some of my favorite fun facts about dunes environment, ecology, and history.

Birding

Chatty Little Grasshopper Sparrows

Save on Your Vacation

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

Shopping

Chesterton Feed & Garden Center

Chesterton Feed and Garden – Coupon

Chesterton
400 Locust St.

Gardens

WRF Nursery & Garden Center

WRF Nursery and Garden Center – Coupon

Valparaiso
255 E 150 South

Shopping

Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery

Fours Seasons Landscaping Nursery – Coupon

Valparaiso
226 E. US Hwy 6

Casual Dining

Sunrise Family Restaurant

Sunrise Family Restaurant – Coupon

Chesterton
475 Sand Creek Dr.

Shopping

Lucky Leo's Resale

Lucky Leo’s Resale – Coupon

Hebron
122 N. Main St.

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