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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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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Valparaiso

This all-non-smoking hotel offers modern luxury and spectacular customer service at a surprisingly affordable price. Located in the Indiana Dunes…

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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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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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Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has a mix of 67 reservable and first-come-first-served wooded sites near the South Shore…

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The Aberdeen Inn & The Abbey

It’s not often you find a place that can accommodate honeymooners, business travelers, and families alike while ensuring everyone has a great time.…

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Al & Sally’s Motel Inc.

Located less than a mile from the beach, this family-owned motor lodge has been providing guests with large, comfortable rooms and friendly service…

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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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Riley’s Railhouse Bed & Breakfast

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

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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.