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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

Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…

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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. Come and enjoy the fresh coffee and cookies…

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Super 8 by Wyndham Valparaiso

This hotel is within minutes of the bustling downtown center of Valparaiso. Enjoy the boutique shopping and gourmet restaurants nearby, or take a…

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Portage

Enjoy the comforts of home at the Country Inns & Suites by Radisson, located just 10 minutes from the Indiana Dunes. This charming hotel has plenty…

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Comfort Inn & Suites – Porter

Relax and unwind in the warm, welcoming aura of this Porter hotel. Located only a few miles from the Indiana Dunes and just off I-94, it’s the…

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Quality Inn – Chesterton

Conveniently located, Quality Inn provides comfortable accommodations and good value.

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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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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.