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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

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

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

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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Wildlife

Hoary Vervain: A Crowd Pleasing Wildflower

Hoary vervain grows in dry, sandy, or gravely soils in oak savannas and in prairies. This wildflower has a particular fondness for growing along…

Visitor Center

Dunes 101: How to Stay Safe in the Dunes

Check out these safety tips and guidelines about how to be a responsible visitor when enjoying the Indiana Dunes.

Beaches

Dunes 101: Where are the Indiana Dunes beaches?

Insider tips on how to make the most of your beach experience in the Indiana Dunes area.

Hiking

Dunes 101: Where to hike at the Indiana Dunes

Explore the more than 70 miles of trails that wind through the Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park.

Hiking

A Diana of the Dunes Dare Field Trip

The epic dunes, gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets and wooded trails offer unlimited opportunities to take photographs on the Diana of the Dunes Dare.

Wildlife

Dunes 101: Did you know?

Ranger Matt shares some fun facts about dunes environment, ecology, and history.