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Visit Valparaiso University And Explore the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes area is home to Valparaiso University, one of the nation’s premier universities. Take some time to explore the southern shore of Lake Michigan and the area’s unique landscape, attractions, shopping, and dining.

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Visit the Indiana Dunes

No trip is complete without a visit to the Indiana Dunes, where towering sand dunes, scenic hikes of varying lengths and difficulty, and long stretches of sandy beaches have earned the attraction a spot in the National Geographic’s Top 10 Urban Escapes list.

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Plan your trip using Digital Guides:

Click here to read digital versions of the official guides to Valparaiso and the rest of Indiana Dunes Country. The Activities Guide is a complete guide to all the hotels, restaurants, attractions, and recreation sites in the area, while the other guides give information focusing on a person’s interests — like the Birding Guide, the Kid’s Guide, and the Beaches and Beyond Outdoor Adventures Guide.

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Getting Here is Easy

Valparaiso University is easily reached by plane, train, bus, or automobile. The campus is an hour southeast of Chicago and 2.5 hours north of Indianapolis, with access via airports in Chicago (O’Hare or Midway), Gary, South Bend, or Indianapolis. The South Shore Train and Greyhound and Coach USA Bus Lines also service the area. Interstates 65, 80/90 and 94 and State Highways 30 and 49 are all within minutes of campus.

* Note: No South Shore Train stop is within walking distance of Valparaiso University. The V-line can be used for transportation to the school.

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