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Visitor Center

The best way to live like a local is to learn from a local. Start your trip at the Visitor Center and chat with our destination ambassadors — they’re our experts on everything Indiana Dunes has to offer. From activities and attractions to dining and shopping, they’ll help you curate the perfect vacation itinerary.


Visitor Center Amenities

  • Guides and brochures detailing all the great attractions, restaurants, lodging, and more in the Indiana Dunes area.
  • An exhibit hall featuring Indiana Dunes artwork from the Indiana Dunes National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program, wildlife displays, and interactive displays for children.
  • A gift shop operated by the Indiana Dunes National Park featuring clothing, books, stuffed animals, and other great merchandise.
  • Display cases highlighting local businesses and attractions.
  • Restrooms and drinking fountains.
  • Art walk with photo opportunities
  • An after-hours lobby with 24/7 access to brochures and a phone that people can use to call directly to local lodging facilities.


The Visitor Center is conveniently located at 1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304, just north of the Indiana Toll Road and Interstate 94, and south of U.S. 20.

Contact the Visitor Center

For more information, please reach out via phone or email, and one of our helpful destination concierges will assist you.

About Us

Indiana Dunes Tourism is the official destination marketing, planning, and development organization for the Indiana Dunes area/Porter County, IN. We operate the Visitor Center in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Visitor Center

Indiana Dunes Tourism
1215 N State Road 49
Porter, Indiana 46304

Local calling: 219-926-2255
Toll-free number: 800-283-8687
E-mail: [email protected]


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