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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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Bed & Breakfasts

Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast Inn and Spa

Stay at one of Midwest Livings' 30 favorite bed and breakfasts, considered one of the finest romantic accommodations with artfully presented food in…

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…

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Places to Stay

Dunes 101: Where to Camp in the Indiana Dunes

Ranger Matt tells you the ins and outs of camping at the Indiana Dunes.

Visitor Center

Dunes 101: What are the Indiana Dunes?

Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes—the National Park and State Park. Both have unique features that will keep you exploring for days!

Wildlife

Skunk Cabbage: The Smell of Spring

After a long gray Indiana winter, it’s a real joy to smell skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), one of Indiana’s native, fascinating flowers.

Wildlife

Monarchs in the Indiana Dunes

They are fragile, face many threats, and yet are so resilient. During their epic migration, monarchs fly further than any insect on earth.

Visitor Center

We’re Looking For Volunteers!

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is looking for volunteers to help visitors learn about the Indiana Dunes and attractions, dining, and shopping in…

Eat & Drink

Midwest Living’s Culinary Tour of the Indiana Dunes

Midwest Living editors happily ate their way through the Indiana Dunes area to uncover the best restaurants in Porter County.