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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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Best Western Indian Oak

Best Western Indian Oak has a picturesque lobby and extremely convenient location. Room amenities include 39" LED TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators…

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Indiana Dunes State Park Campground

Located less than a mile from the beach and within walking distance of the South Shore Rail Station, this campground is one of the most popular in…

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Donna Jo Campground

This quiet campground, hidden behind homes and cornfields, offers a serene setting for families who want to enjoy nature while still having some of…

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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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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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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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Sand Creek Campground

This peaceful, family-oriented campground is just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park and offers everything a camper could want. Full electric…

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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.