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

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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…

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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…

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,…

Bed & Breakfasts

At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast

At Home in the Woods

20% OFF two consecutive night stay Thursday through Sunday. Hosts Victoria and Scott Phillips create a cozy, one-with-nature atmosphere through…

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Lifestyles

Lifestyles

$5 OFF purchase of $30 or more Gift shop-includes jewelry, bath/body, kitchen gadgets, food, coffee, tea, baby, toys, candles, accessories, and much…

Wines & Brews

Leeds Public House

Leeds Public House

20% OFF Chef-created seasonal dishes and specialty cocktails are served up in the family-friendly gastropub housed in a fully renovated historic…

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Events

Welcome Indiana Elite FC Families!

We’re proud to welcome you to the home of the Indiana Dunes. We hope you enjoy your stay and good luck in the competition!

Wildlife

One Bat, Two Bat

We were delighted to find that our furry, winged, big brown bat mascot was hanging upside down again this year in the rafters of the Kankakee Sands…

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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

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…

RVs & Campgrounds

Sand Creek Campground

This peaceful, family-oriented campground is just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park and offers everything a camper could want. Full electric…

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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.…