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About Indiana Dunes Tourism

Indiana Dunes Tourism is the official destination marketing organization for the Indiana Dunes area (Porter County, IN). Since 1986, we have been promoting the Indiana Dunes and the great communities throughout Porter County to potential visitors, as well as encouraging local residents to take advantage of all this area has to offer.

We operate the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park. At the Visitor Center, located at 1215 N. State Road 49 in Porter, IN, you’ll find guides and personal assistance to help you enjoy Northwest Indiana and beyond. The Visitor Center, which opened in 2006, also houses restrooms, exhibits, a theatre, and a gift shop, along with our offices.

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Visitor Posts

Sedges Are a Buffet for Bison in the Indiana Dunes

Kankakee Sands bison spend much of their grazing time consuming sedges; allowing a young bison calf born at just 40 pounds to mature to a 1600-pound…

Places to Stay

Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Each of Valparaiso Inn's suites is furnished with period antiques and private bathrooms with features like clawfoot soaking tubs or two-person…

Visitor Posts

Dung Beetles and Bison!

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.

Places to Stay

Spring House Inn: A Woodsy Staycation Retreat

You’re sure to enjoy the peace of being tucked into your own private corner in nature at Spring House Inn.

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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…