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Group Planning

Give your group some breathing space in the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re looking to have an intimate wedding ceremony on our world-class beaches or challenge your coworkers to hike our 70 miles of trails, the Indiana Dunes is the perfect spot for your group event. Located just one hour east of downtown Chicago and with the picturesque Indiana Dunes as its backdrop, our area offers first-class experiences for meetings, corporate retreats, weddings, family events.

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(219) Taproom

Pull up a stool! A “traditional” taproom, (219) features 16 taps with four to eight taps from one or more carefully-curated breweries with a…

109 S. 3rd St., Chesterton

49’er Drive-In Theatre

Experience a blast from the past at a place that has been chosen as one of the top drive-ins in the nation. Open weekends in April, May, and…

675 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso

4th Street Theater

This award-winning community theater produces blockbuster musicals and more. Call or check their website for a schedule.

125 N. 4th St., Chesterton

A Van-Go Chauffeur & Shuttle

Are you looking for safe, reliable transportation for your special event? A Van-Go’s 15 passenger van creates a comfortable, stress-free solution.

1353 Berg St., Porter

Aaron’s Mortgage Inn

This local bar serves Italian beef, cheeseburgers, and daily specials. They also serve JJ’s Pizza all day and night.

1400 Broadway, Chesterton

Abbiocco Italian Cuisine

Abbiocco translates to "food coma" in Italian and is a chef-driven contemporary Italian restaurant with menu highlights that include a variety of…

600 Gateway Blvd. N, Chesterton

Aberdeen Manor

Aberdeen Manor provides a perfect, romantic backdrop for your special event. Your ceremony can take place outdoors or in the chapel, both of which…

216 Ballantrae St., Valparaiso

Acorn Acres

Acorn Acres is a local family farm. They raise “good” food with natural and sustainable practices. You will find natural healthy meat, produce,…

360 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton

Acton Creative

Acton Creative makes unique handwoven items such towels and a variety of handbags. All one-of-a-kind and ready for you! See their website for…

Call for information, Chesterton

Affordable Suites of America Portage

This fully furnished all-suite hotel near the Indiana Dunes provides the comfort and convenience that long-term travelers value most, including a…

1550 Olmstead Dr., Portage

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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

At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast

This National-Park-themed bed and breakfast combine the convenience of a hotel with the comfortable casualness of staying with family. Hosts Victoria…

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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49'er Drive-In Theatre

49er Drive-In Theatre

FREE small popcorn with the purchase of any meal deal. The 49er Drive-In Theater is family-friendly and shows first-run blockbuster films. For the…

Pizza

Villa Nova Pizzeria & Bistro

Villa Nova Pizzeria & Bistro

50% OFF an appetizer Upscale pizza bistro making menu offerings from scratch using the finest ingredients. Featuring pizza, pasta dishes, entrees,…

Hotels & Inns

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Valparaiso

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

$10 OFF regular rates for one or two-night stay The Holiday In Express is a hotel that blends excellent customer service with modern hospitality.…

Spas

Serenity Salon & Spa

Serenity Salon & Spa

20% OFF any on new service (* some exclusions may apply) Serenity Salon & Spa is a 6500 sq. ft. full-service salon and spa offering hair and nail…