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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

Dunes Vacation Rental

Less than an hour to Notre Dame and less than a mile to the beach. What makes this different from most homes in Beverly Shores is the location and…

Vacation Homes

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…

Vacation Homes

Hampton Inn & Suites Valparaiso

At this Hampton Inn & Suites—the very first prototype ever built for Hilton Hotels—the staff and management are passionate about taking care of…

Vacation Homes

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…

Vacation Homes

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…

Vacation Homes

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…

Vacation Homes

Affordable Suites of America Portage

This fully furnished all-suite hotel near the Indiana Dunes provides the comfort and convenience that long-term travelers value most, including a…

Vacation Homes

Best Western Plus Portage Hotel & Suites

Located near Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes State and National Parks, this accommodation offers a wonderful selection of amenities, including a…

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Locals Love

Top 10 Indiana Dunes Outdoor Dining Experiences

The top 10 outdoor dining experiences locals love in the Indiana Dunes.

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.