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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

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Best Western Plus Portage Hotel & Suites

Located near Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes State and National Parks, this accommodation offers a wonderful selection of amenities, including a…

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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…

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Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton

The tagline of this hotel chain is “everything, right where you need it,” and this pretty much sums up this right-off-the-turnpike, elegant,…

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Quality Inn – Chesterton

Conveniently located, Quality Inn provides comfortable accommodations and good value.

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Donna Jo Campground

This quiet campground, hidden behind homes and cornfields, offers a serene setting for families who want to enjoy nature while still having some of…

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Super 8 by Wyndham Valparaiso

This hotel is within minutes of the bustling downtown center of Valparaiso. Enjoy the boutique shopping and gourmet restaurants nearby, or take a…

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Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Valparaiso’s true bed and breakfast is complete with a grand living room, parlor, solarium, screened-in porch, and six-person hot-tub. With five…

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Hampton Inn Portage

Enjoy the spacious rooms and scenic views at this friendly, accommodating hotel. As with all Hampton Inn hotels, the staff strives to provide you…

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Meadow Muffins at Kankakee Sands

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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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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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.