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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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Hotels & Inns

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson - Portage

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Coupon

Stay two nights and save $25 Beautifully appointed modern country charm hotel, near many walking distance restaurants. Plenty of free parking. RV…

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Quality Inn & Suites - Portage

Quality Inn & Suites, Portage – Coupon

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…

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,…

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.…

Cafés & Coffee

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Third Coast Spice Cafe – Coupon

$5 OFF a $10 Purchase Breakfast and lunch • organic • vegetarian • vegan gluten-free • cage-free eggs • griddle sandwiches environmentally…

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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.

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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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RVs & Campgrounds

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…

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Sunset Hill Farm County Park Campground

This seasonal campground in the Indiana Dunes area is located within the beautiful Sunset Hill Farm Count Park. Its campsites can accommodate large…

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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…