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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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Pikk’s Tavern & Inn

This one-of-a-kind restaurant and inn, built to resemble a 1940s Chicago-style steakhouse, blends old and new in an eclectic atmosphere. All their…

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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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Fairbridge Inn Express

Within 3 miles of the Chesterton Fairbridge Inn Express, you'll find Indiana Dunes National Park, Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve,…

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Waterbird Lakeside Inn

Waterbird Lakeside Inn is the perfect setting for relaxation. Offering guest rooms with private balconies, enjoy the scenery of their 60 acres of…

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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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Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Valparaiso’s true bed and breakfast is complete with a grand living room, parlor, solarium, screened-in porch, and six-person hot-tub. With five…

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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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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portage

Near the beautiful southern shores of Lake Michigan, this hotel is both a convenient workplace and a comfortable home away from home. Portage is…

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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.