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Getting Here

Before you lose yourself in the beauty of the Indiana Dunes, you’re going to want to find us. We’re perfectly positioned to give you more getaway and less getting here. In fact, half of the population of the U.S. lives within a 12-hour drive. We’re in the northwest corner of Indiana at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, just 45 minutes from Chicago, right off major interstates and highways. Of course, finding us is easy. The hard part will be leaving.

Find Yourself Here

Click. Point. Search. Relax. If only Lewis and Clark had these travel tools. Explore, plan, and plot your vacation options right here. Choose what you want to view on our interactive map and start planning your Indiana Dunes vacation today.

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Featured Accommodations

Bed & Breakfasts

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…

Bed & Breakfasts

At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast

This National-Park-themed bed and breakfast combines the convenience of a hotel with the comfortable casualness of staying with family. Hosts…

Bed & Breakfasts

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…

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Outdoor Adventures

Snowshoeing in the Indiana Dunes National Park

Once the Indiana Dunes area is blanketed in a few inches of snow, you’ll start to see people traversing the parks’ trails on snowshoes.

Visitor Posts

A Reason to Love Winter

With its short days, grey skies, and cold temperatures, February in Indiana can be trying even for the ruggedest soul among us. Wildflowers feel…

Locals Love

Locals Love: Top 10 Date Night Restaurants

No romantic night would be complete without dinner. After you take your special someone for a stroll on the beach, grab dinner at one of these local…

Outdoor Adventures

Five of the Best Winter Sledding Spots in the Indiana Dunes

These Indiana Dunes sledding spots are perfect for kids or adults itching to grab a sled and speed down a snowy hill.

Hiking

Savannas: Beauty in the Making

One of the most beneficial things, but sometimes the hardest thing, one can do to help manage a savanna is to cut down young trees and invasive…

Wildlife

Monarchs: Crossing Those Lines

This past September upwards of 2,000 monarchs congregated on the oak trees growing atop the dunes at the Bison Viewing Area of Kankakee Sands.