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Portage

Portage has always been a place where people of diverse backgrounds come together to work, live, and play in the shadow of a beautiful natural treasure. It’s one of the largest cities in the Indiana Dunes area, and, like our other communities, is extremely outdoors-friendly, with trails, recreational facilities, and parks scattered throughout the city, featuring everything from a mountain biking trail to a skate park.

Portage is also home to one of the area’s only entirely public marinas. Visitors and residents can launch out onto Lake Michigan for a day of sailing or dock their boats in public slips to grab a bite and a brew. Rent a boat or jet ski at CMS Marine, or relax and hire a charter for fishing and sightseeing.

Of course, when you’re in a city full of outdoor adventure, a visit to the Bass Pro Shop sportsman superstore is a must before venturing into one of the nation’s largest, most ecologically diverse national parks. If sand and swimming are more your things, the Park also contains the acclaimed West Beach—voted one of the Top 10 Family Beaches in the nation.

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Chesterton Brewery

A veteran-owned brewery giving back to veterans and local heroes with every pour of custom-crafted microbrews. A place where you can feel comfortable…

1050 Broadway, Ste. 36, Chesterton

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

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Portage

Enjoy the comforts of home at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, located just 10 minutes from the Indiana Dunes. This charming hotel has plenty of…

1630 Olmstead Dr., Portage

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

Lifestyles

You’ll feel like Alice in Wonderland in this eclectic, edgy store. Every inch of its 10,000 square feet is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts from…

122 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso

Speakeasy at the Spa

Witness the historic rebirth of the 1920’s speakeasy. The Speakeasy at the Spa compliments their Spa Special Events Center located on the same…

333 N. Mineral Springs Rd., 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

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Baymont by Wyndham Portage

"Enjoy a good night's sleep in our clean, modern rooms and luxury mattress. Wake up every morning to a delicious breakfast buffet, and keep up with…

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Be close to everything you want to see in the Indiana Dunes area. Located at the intersection of I-90 and I-94, this hotel is an excellent home base…

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