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We’re more than just a pretty place. We’re thousands of 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.

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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…

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Spotlight on Wetlands and the Virginia Rail

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Spring has sprung and that means our Kankakee Sands wetlands are teeming with activity. The Kankakee Sands Bird Viewing Area on the west side of US 41 is a particular fan favorite right now…

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Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes! Dig up real savings with Indiana Dunes Deals and make the most of…

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

Our Dunes Deals digital coupon book will help you make the most of your vacation. Discounts ranging from a free scoop of ice cream to savings on activities are like finding buried treasure.

The best way to visit like a local, is to learn from a local. Our Visitor Center staff is ready to help you choose everything from hiking trails to coffee shops to accommodations.

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