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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.

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Featured Accommodations

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Days Inn by Wyndham Portage

Indiana Dunes visitors will find all of the amenities they need to enjoy the stones-throw-away sandy shores of the Indiana Dunes State and National…

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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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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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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Valparaiso

This hotel combines the convenience of a big chain hotel with the friendliness of a small-town motel. Come and enjoy the fresh coffee and cookies…

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DunesWalk Inn at the Furness Mansion

Located in an 1881-built historic mansion, this boutique hotel and vacation rental pairs modern amenities with historic inspiration like hardwood…

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Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast Inn and Spa

Stay at one of Midwest Livings' 30 favorite bed and breakfasts, considered one of the finest romantic accommodations with artfully presented food in…

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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 its doors…

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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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Do More in the Dunes

Visitor Center

Dunes 101: What are the Indiana Dunes?

Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes—the National Park and State Park. Both have unique features that will keep you exploring for days!

Wildlife

Skunk Cabbage: The Smell of Spring

After a long gray Indiana winter, it’s a real joy to smell skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), one of Indiana’s native, fascinating flowers.

Wildlife

Monarchs in the Indiana Dunes

They are fragile, face many threats, and yet are so resilient. During their epic migration, monarchs fly further than any insect on earth.

Visitor Center

We’re Looking For Volunteers!

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is looking for volunteers to help visitors learn about the Indiana Dunes and attractions, dining, and shopping in…

Eat & Drink

Midwest Living’s Culinary Tour of the Indiana Dunes

Midwest Living editors happily ate their way through the Indiana Dunes area to uncover the best restaurants in Porter County.

Events

The Dunes Daily Challenge is Back!

Have some Indiana Dunes-themed fun and enter to win prizes!