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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

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.…

Vacation Homes

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…

Vacation Homes

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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Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton

The Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterton offers a great location on the Coffee Creek Watershed near interstate 80-90 and interstate 94, just 6 miles from…

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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…

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

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…

Vacation Homes

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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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.