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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

Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…

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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…

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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…

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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 their…

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Lakeshore Camp Resort

This 940 site membership park has 125 full hookup campsites and 12 cabins available for rent to the general public. They are conveniently located 10…

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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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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…

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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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Top 10 Lists

Discover the Top 15 Indiana Dunes Hiking Trails

Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods or a calorie-burning hike up steep dunes, the Indiana Dunes has the perfect trail for…

Things to Do

Five Things to Do This November in the Indiana Dunes

November is a wonderful time to visit the Indiana Dunes. The temperatures are mild, the leaves are starting to fall, and the holiday season is just…

Wildlife

Long-legged Leapers of the Kankakee Sands Prairie

Northern leopard frogs are the long-legged leapers of our Kankakee Sands prairie, and catching one is not only thrilling but hard to do!

Events

Welcome Indiana Elite FC Families!

We’re proud to welcome you to the home of the Indiana Dunes. We hope you enjoy your stay and good luck in the competition!

Wildlife

One Bat, Two Bat

We were delighted to find that our furry, winged, big brown bat mascot was hanging upside down again this year in the rafters of the Kankakee Sands…

Things to Do

Top Five Places to Enjoy Fall Colors in the Indiana Dunes

Each fall, the trees in the Indiana Dunes area explode with vibrant autumn colors. Here are five places with amazing autumn views.