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Destination Guides

A little planning can go a long way. That’s why we have a selection of free digital and printed guides to help you navigate your next Indiana Dunes getaway.

Featured Accommodations

Vacation Homes

Best Western Indian Oak

Best Western Indian Oak has a picturesque lobby and extremely convenient location. Room amenities include 39" LED TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators…

Vacation Homes

Riley’s Railhouse Bed & Breakfast

Housed in a former New York Central style freight station, this railroad-themed bed & breakfast underwent extensive renovations and opened their…

Vacation Homes

At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast

This National-Park-themed bed and breakfast combine the convenience of a hotel with the comfortable casualness of staying with family. Hosts Victoria…

Vacation Homes

Pikk’s Tavern & Inn

This one-of-a-kind restaurant and inn, built to resemble a 1940s Chicago-style steakhouse, blends old and new in an eclectic atmosphere. All their…

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Rodeway Inn

Conveniently located off I-94, Rodeway Inn in Portage offers a solid deal on a simple stay complete with a Jacuzzi and pet-friendly policy. Their…

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Valparaiso

This hotel rated Valparaiso’s #1 hotel by TripAdvisor.com, provides guests with one of the Indiana Dunes area’s utmost accommodations. Located…

Vacation Homes

Indiana Dunes State Park Campground

Located less than a mile from the beach and within walking distance of the South Shore Rail Station, this campground is one of the most popular in…

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Travel Inn

This economy hotel accommodation features 140 standard rooms, all including a refrigerator, microwave, and cable TV. They serve families, business…

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Wildlife

The Upside-Down Bird With the Strange Song

Bobolinks have color unlike most birds and have a strange, metallic sounding song.

Things to Do

Mask-Uerade Video Contest

Take a video of yourself or someone you know wearing a mask at any park, restaurant, hotel, shop, or attraction in Porter County and be entered to…

Visitor Center

Our Hoosier Hospitality Promise

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has taken the Hoosier Hospitality Promise to help keep our staff and visitors safe and healthy.

Attractions & Recreation

49er Drive-In Theatre: Family Fun With a 1950s Feel

The 49er Drive-In Theatre is Northwest Indiana’s only drive-in theater. Enjoy all the aspects of a 1950s drive-in merged with modern-day convenience.

Eat & Drink

The Port Drive-In: A Chesterton Icon

As Porter County’s only drive-in restaurant, The Port Drive-In is a blast from the past and is one of the Indiana Dunes area’s must-sees & dos.