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The 3 Dune Challenge

Need a reason to get outside? We’ve got three.

Challenge friends, family, and yourself to an epic climb up the three tallest sand dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park. It’s 1.5 miles of tough trail with 552 vertical feet that’s 100 percent brag-worthy.


The 3 Dune Challenge is just an hour drive from Chicago


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Your adventure begins at the Indiana Dune State Park Nature Center.

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Once you’re done, stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center to get your free 3DC sticker or buy a T-shirt or hoodie. You’ll have earned it.


Get your free sticker and buy a hoodie or T-shirt at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center


Share your adventures with us by tagging #3dunechallenge


Events in the Indiana Dunes


World Cultural Festival

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The World Cultural Festival is a celebration of art, food, dance, and music from around the world. This family-friendly event features authentic…

Food / Beverage

European Market’s Pumpkin Palooza

Saturday, October 30, 2021

A special Halloween themed market! Trick or treat with select vendors. Costume contests for kids and dogs. Free pumpkin decorating. Decorated…


Valparaiso Outdoor Market

June 1 - October 16, 2021

The Valparaiso Market is dedicated to connecting local producers to the community.  Now a year-round market where you can find fresh produce,…

Sporting Events Participant

Ringing in Spring

Saturday, April 03, 2021

The Valparaiso Family YMCA is proud to present the 2021 Ringing in Spring 5k Run/Walk! Start your year off on the right foot by…

Art Exhibits

Beverly Shores Garden and Art Walk

Saturday, July 10, 2021

"Up on a Dune" is the theme of this years Beverly Shores Garden and Art Walk. Tour private gardens of selected residents while enjoying the vistas…

Performing Arts

Teen Fest

May 21 - May 23, 2021

TeenFest is the annual presentation by our Level 1 and Level 2 Teen Ensembles.  In 2021 they will be moving to the main stage from the…