Plan Your Visit
Welcome to the Indiana Dunes
There is so much to see and do in the Indiana Dunes, it may be hard to know where to start. Here are some tools to help you make the most of your Indiana Dunes adventure. No matter what you choose to explore, we know you're about to have an unforgettable experience in one of nature's masterpieces.
Start your trip at the Visitor Center and chat with our destination ambassadors. From activities and attractions to dining and shopping, they’ll help you curate the perfect vacation itinerary.
Finding Your Way
How to Get to the Indiana Dunes
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.
Area and Community Maps
Prefer the classic feel of a paper map or are you simply looking for more detailed information on the many communities and areas within the Indiana Dunes area? We’ve got you covered with a thorough collection of downloadable maps to get you to your vacation faster.
Porter County 50 Mile Radius – Download Map
Valparaiso & Vicinity – Download Map
Portage & Vicinity – Download Map
Chesterton & Vicinity – Download Map
Indiana Dunes Distance Map – Download Map
National Park Services Map – Download Map
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