Learn More About Our Mission

Indiana Dunes Tourism’s mission is to bring visitors to Indiana Dunes Country and extend their stay through effective marketing programs.

What Does Indiana Dunes Tourism Do For You?

Indiana Dunes Tourism (IDT) helps local residents in many of the same ways the organization helps visitors.

Helping you to best enjoy this county: Our guides and website are designed to help visitors and residents alike find great restaurants, attractions, recreational opportunities, and more. In addition, residents are always welcome to stop by our Visitor Center and talk to trained experts about all the great things to do right here in Porter County.

Quality of life: Porter County could not support all the unique restaurants, quaint shops, and large attractions without the dollars from tourists. We are just like any other industry in that we bring money into the community, employ people, and support the government with tax revenue.

New things to do: One of our missions is to work with other groups to plan and develop new attractions and amenities, like the Dunes-Kankakee Trail. We have a grant program that is designed to encourage people to start new festivals and build new stationary attractions – all of which helps to make Porter County a better place to live.


The doors to Indiana Dunes Tourism opened on January 2, 1986. Originally operating under the name…