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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…

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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…

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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…

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Top Dunes Hiking Trails

Indiana Dunes is a wildlife-rich landscape of dunes, barrens, prairies, forests, and wetlands, packed with great sites to explore.

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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…

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Itineraries

49er Drive-In Theatre

This classic 1950s location is Northwest Indiana’s only drive-in theater. Visit the 49er Drive-In Theater for a double feature!

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Schoolhouse Shop

If you’re visiting the Indiana Dunes for the first time, you can’t miss out on this must-see destination shop.

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Amazing Birding at the Indiana Dunes

For great springtime birding, there’s no place like the Indiana Dunes.

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Things to Do

Bicyclists traveling entire perimeter of Lake Michigan enjoy Indiana Dunes

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3 Interesting Things—Old World Market | Indiana Dunes

This specialty food, wine, and cheese market offers delicious tastes, affordable prices, all served up with a smile—what more could a foodie wish…

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3 Interesting Things: Hunter’s Brewing

Check out this 3 Interesting Things video for the best craft beers at the Indiana Dunes!

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Dunes 101 Series

Join Ranger Matt in our Dunes 101 Series to explore everything you need to know about the Indiana Dunes, including how to make the most out of your beach experience, where to camp, and the perfect hiking trail for your skill level.

Want to know even more? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where you’ll learn some fun facts about one of America’s most ecologically diverse areas and stay up-to-date on everything Indiana Dunes related.

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Dunes 101: Hiking

Where to Hike in the Indiana Dunes

Dunes 101: Beach Experience

Where Are the Indiana Dunes Beaches?

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