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Heaven is a Place on Earth

Sandy toes. Stress melting waves. Towering sand dunes. Heaven on Earth? You tell us. Between shoreline strolls, well-worn hiking trails, and pick up games of frisbee, you’ll discover a piece of paradise all your own. Here, you’ll find adventure and history intertwined in 15,000 acres of diverse national park terrain, acclaimed entertainment venues, beloved buildings, curated experiences, and a long list of local festivals.

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Casual Dining

Sunrise Family Restaurant

Sunrise Family Restaurant

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…

Attractions & Recreation

Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center

Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center

Buy one get one FREE, bowling games, time bowling, mini-golf, go-karts and paddle boats. Experience 32 lanes of bowling, a video game arcade with…

Shopping

Schoolhouse Shop & Antiques

Schoolhouse Shop

$5 OFF a purchase of $25 or more Retail department store Located at: 278 E. 1500 North Chesterton, IN 46304 219-926-1551 Hours: 10am-5pm; closed…

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Philips Ace Hardware & Gift Gallery

Philips Ace Hardware & Gift Gallery

$5 OFF your next purchase of $25 or more. Hardware, tool, gifts, Fannie Mae candy, greeting cards, mini-storage, Boy Scout supplies, and…

Shopping

Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited

$5 OFF a purchase of $25 or more. One discount per purchase. Bringing people and nature together. They pride themselves on being able to give you…

Hotels & Inns

Quality Inn & Suites - Portage

Quality Inn & Suites – Portage

15% OFF of your stay High-quality hotel with an affordable stay with all amenities you expect. Relax and focus on a memorable experience and…

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Sedges Are a Buffet for Bison in the Indiana Dunes

Kankakee Sands bison spend much of their grazing time consuming sedges; allowing a young bison calf born at just 40 pounds to mature to a 1600-pound…

Places to Stay

Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Each of Valparaiso Inn's suites is furnished with period antiques and private bathrooms with features like clawfoot soaking tubs or two-person…

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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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RVs & Campgrounds

Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…

RVs & Campgrounds

Lakeshore Camp Resort

This 940 site membership park has 125 full hookup campsites and 12 cabins available for rent to the general public. They are conveniently located 10…

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Indiana Dunes State Park Campground

Located less than a mile from the beach and within walking distance of the South Shore Rail Station, this campground is one of the most popular in…