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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

Fairfield by Marriott

Welcome to the newly renovated Fairfield Inn and Suites, Valparaiso where they feature new guest rooms, lobby, and building exterior. The only…

Vacation Homes

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…

Vacation Homes

Hampton Inn & Suites Valparaiso

At this Hampton Inn & Suites—the very first prototype ever built for Hilton Hotels—the staff and management are passionate about taking care of…

Vacation Homes

Quality Inn & Suites – Portage

Be close to everything you want to see in the Indiana Dunes area. Located at the intersection of I-90 and I-94, this hotel is an excellent home base…

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…

Vacation Homes

Best Western University Inn at Valparaiso

When you stay at Best Western University Inn, you'll be conveniently located near Valparaiso University and the Indiana Dunes. Make yourself at home…

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Spring House Inn

It’s one part hotel, one part country retreat, and all parts comfort. With more than 50 rooms perfect for business travelers, families, and anyone…

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Locals Love

Top 10 Indiana Dunes Outdoor Dining Experiences

The top 10 outdoor dining experiences locals love in the Indiana Dunes.

Wildlife

Is That a Viceroy or a Monarch?

A native plant expert explains the subtle differences between monarchs and viceroys that can help you identify one from the other in the field.   

Beaches

Which Indiana Dunes Beach Should You Visit?

Thinking about visiting the Indiana Dunes and wondering which beach you should visit? This guide will help you decide!

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 photo or video of yourself or someone you know wearing a mask outside in Porter County and be entered to win prizes!

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.