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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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At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast

This National-Park-themed bed and breakfast combines the convenience of a hotel with the comfortable casualness of staying with family. Hosts…

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Super 8 by Wyndham Portage

The Super 8 by Wyndham Portage is located in the heart of the Indiana Dunes area, with easy access to both I-94 and the Indiana Toll Road (I-90). Its…

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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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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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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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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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Sunset Hill Farm County Park Campground

This seasonal campground in the Indiana Dunes area is located within the beautiful Sunset Hill Farm Count Park. Its campsites can accommodate large…

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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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Hiking

A Diana of the Dunes Dare Field Trip

Wildlife

Dunes 101: Did you know?

I’d like to share with you some of my favorite fun facts about dunes environment, ecology, and history.

Birding

Chatty Little Grasshopper Sparrows

Places to Stay

Dunes 101: Where to Camp in the Indiana Dunes

Ranger Matt tells you the ins and outs of camping at the Indiana 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.