The Official Indiana Dunes Travel Guide

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.

Experience the Dunes

When it comes to our newly minted national park, it’s a numbers game. It’s 15,000 acres of unadulterated adventure; 1,100 flowering plants; 350 species of birds; 50 miles of trails over dunes…

Serving up adventure since 1925. With over 2,000 acres of stunning terrain to explore, discover our Hoosier landscape from beaches and sand dunes to wetlands and ancient forests.

You’ll find adventure and history intertwined in 15,000 acres of diverse national park terrain, acclaimed entertainment venues, beloved buildings, curated experiences, and a long list of local…

Explore the Dunes Your Way

Tales from the Dunes

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Attractions & Recreation

Bison Visit the Vet

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Bison Vet Day may be one of the most important days at Kankakee Sands each year. Certainly, it is by far one of the most emotional – for humans and for bison. Inside each Bison Vet Day…

Eat & Drink

Locals Love: Best Places for Fall Foods

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Once the temperatures drop and the leaves turn warm hues of red, orange, and yellow, many people start thinking about one thing—fall flavors! Cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin baked goods…

What Are the Indiana Dunes?

Outdoor Adventures in the Dunes

Do Even More in the Dunes

Dunes Deals

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Pet Friendly

There’s a reason Indiana Dunes National Park was named the #1 pet-friendly attraction in the state of Indiana…

The best way to live like a local, is to learn from a local. Our Visitor Center offers everything you need to learn more about the Indiana Dunes area with the added assistance of our super…

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Hotels & Inns

A convenient stay located near downtown? What about a country retreat heaped in Old World charm? Or…