Indiana Dunes Communities

You’ll find it in the friendly streets of small towns like Hebron and Kouts, the charming downtown festivals and markets of Chesterton, the world-class arts scene and upscale dining of Valparaiso, and the warm summer days spent on Lake Michigan in Portage. It’s the rich tapestry of history, scenery, and daily life that weaves the Indiana Dunes together. Want to know the real Indiana Dunes? Find it in our communities.

The Indiana Dunes National Park is the fourth most biodiverse national park in the entire country. Over 1,100 flowering plant species and ferns make their homes here. How many flowers can YOU…

Tales from our Communities

Attractions & Recreation

Bison Visit the Vet

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Bison Vet Day may be one of the most important days at Kankakee Sands each year. Certainly, it is by far one of the most emotional – for humans and for bison. Inside each Bison Vet Day…

Arts & Entertainment

3 Interesting Things—Chicago Street Theatre

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If you enjoy live performances that stretch the boundaries of the ordinary, then you'll love the Chicago Street Theatre. Its stadium-style seating holds 130 people, and the players offer…

More Things to See & Do

Dunes Deals

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes! Dig up real savings with Indiana Dunes Deals and make the most of…

Pet Friendly

There’s a reason Indiana Dunes National Park was named the #1 pet-friendly attraction in the state of Indiana…

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