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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

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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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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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Valparaiso

This hotel combines the convenience of a big chain hotel with the friendliness of a small-town motel. Curl up with a book from the lobby’s lending…

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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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Rodeway Inn

Conveniently located off I-94, Rodeway Inn in Portage offers a solid deal on a simple stay complete with a Jacuzzi and pet-friendly policy. Their…

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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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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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Hampton Inn Portage

Enjoy the spacious rooms and scenic views at this friendly, accommodating hotel. As with all Hampton Inn hotels, the staff strives to provide you…

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Meadow Muffins at Kankakee Sands

We often talk about the types of plants that our Kankakee Sands bison are eating, and how that will affect the prairies. What we rarely talk about is…

Top 10 Lists

Top Dunes Hiking Trails

Indiana Dunes is a wildlife-rich landscape of dunes, barrens, prairies, forests, and wetlands, packed with great sites to explore.

3 Interesting Things

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…

Itineraries

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!

3 Interesting Things

Schoolhouse Shop

If you’re visiting the Indiana Dunes for the first time, you can’t miss out on this must-see destination shop.

Itineraries

Amazing Birding at the Indiana Dunes

For great springtime birding, there’s no place like the Indiana Dunes.