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Warm Sands, Even Warmer Welcome.

Make tracks for nostalgia in a vintage rail car turned B&B. Find yourself lost—and found—at an old-world, Tudor-style retreat in the middle of the forest. From unexpected digs to laid-back, beachside family getaways where shoes are optional, you’ll find a stay to suit every travel style tucked somewhere between the dunes and our historic communities.

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Chesterton Toys

This shop is a wonderland of classic and wooden toys, as well as unique, modern playthings, all with a strong focus on “kid-powered”…

201 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Want to create a personalized tour of the Indiana Dunes area? Stop by the Visitor Center where our front desk destination concierges will help you…

1215 N. State Road 49, Porter

Spring House Inn

It’s one part hotel, one part country retreat, and all parts comfort. With more than 50 rooms perfect for business travelers, families, and anyone…

303 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

(219) Taproom

They feature 16 taps shared with only a few carefully curated breweries Their beers are unique to NWI! Their menu is as creative and unique as their…

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 musicals and plays that are amusing and entertaining as well as classic and sometimes provocative. Call…

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

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Visitor Center

Dunes 101: What are the Indiana Dunes?

Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes—the National Park and State Park. Both have unique features that will keep you exploring for days!

Wildlife

Skunk Cabbage: The Smell of Spring

After a long gray Indiana winter, it’s a real joy to smell skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), one of Indiana’s native, fascinating flowers.

Save on Your Vacation

Sun, Sand, and Spectacular Savings for your Indiana Dunes Vacation.

Casual Dining

Sunrise Family Restaurant

Sunrise Family Restaurant – Coupon

Buy one entree with a drink and get one entree and drink free of equal or lesser value Family owned and run restaurant serving all types of…

Wines & Brews

Butler Winery

Butler Winery – Coupon

FREE wine tasting for 2 Tasting room, gift shop, and wine garden featuring wines from Indiana's fourth oldest winery. Celebrating their 37th year in…

Casual Dining

George's Gyros Spot

George’s Gyros Spot – Coupon

Buy one order of hot dog & fry and get another of the same order FREE. Gyros, hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, and more. Located at: 325 N. Calumet…

Winery

Anderson’s Winery & Vineyards

Buy one tasting, get a 2nd tasting free. Must show coupon. Good wine, good food, great atmosphere, gift items, live music, craft classes, weddings,…

Pizza

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria - Valparaiso

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria, Valparaiso – Coupon

$5 OFF any $30 purchase or more (dine-in only). Voted #1, casual family atmosphere. Full Italian menu, plus wings, burgers and more. Daily drink…

Attractions & Recreation

Mission: Escape

Mission: Escape – Coupon

$5 OFF per person with Promo Code DUNES Live-action escape room games of varying difficulties. Fune for all ages. Located at: 1050 Broadway, Ste.…