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More than just a pretty place, you can find the perfect way to treat yourself on your next Indiana Dunes visit—you know, beyond the beautiful views, sandy beaches, and eclectic entertainment. Here, you can meet local farmers and pick-up fresh ingredients from an organic farm or farmer’s market. Sip on local wines and bring a few bottles home with you. Explore a curated collection of one-of-a-kind vintage items or search the racks at an upscale boutique. Between handmade goods and specialty shop finds, you might need to bring a bigger suitcase.

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Acton Creative

Chris Acton’s beautifully handmade wallets, clutches, and bags are made from woven textiles. Many of her pieces take upwards of 20 hours to create.…

Call for information, Chesterton

Aftermath Cidery & Winery

Enjoy a variety of locally-made ciders with small-plate food pairings. This hotspot often has live entertainment on the weekends.

15 N. Washington, Valparaiso

Anderson’s Winery and Vineyard

Anderson's offers 24 different wines ranging from dry to sweet in red, rose', and white as well as snacks and flatbread pizzas. There is music on the…

430 E. US 6, Valparaiso

Ashley’s Jewelry By Design

Ashley Jewelry by Design is located in the heart of downtown Chesterton and creates and sells one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. They specialize in…

221 Broadway, Chesterton

Aster + Gray

This unique boutique sells handcrafted goods by more than 90 artisans. Their merchandise includes curated home decor, houseware, bath and body care, …

20 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso

BUN’S Soapbox

Bun's Soapbox is a soapery shop of handmade products. They specialize in RAW goats milk soap and shampoo. Their full line of products are sugar…

506 Lincolnway, Valparaiso

Bunch Jewelers

Bunch Jewelers specializes in custom made jewelry and can take your ideas and turn them into gold. They feature over 200 wedding rings, have a large…

6544 US Hwy 6, Portage

Chesterton Art Center

This local gem is dedicated to emerging and established regional artists and houses art, exhibits, and a gift shop. There are also art classes for…

115 S. 4th St., Chesterton

Chestnut Creek Pottery

Watch Chris Harnung show how pottery is made while he throws pots and describes the process. Then shop his creations in earthen colors such as…

6374 Fallen Timbers Ave., Portage

Circles in the Wind – Amish Furniture

Bring a one-of-a-kind elegance to your home with indoor and outdoor Amish hardwood furniture. Handmade pieces come in a large variety of wood…

206 D Calumet Rd., Chesterton

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Spring House Inn

Sunday through Thursday 15% off with coupon It's one part hotel, one part country retreat and all parts comfort. With more than 50 rooms perfect for…

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Quaker Steak & Lube

$5 OFF a purchase of $25* or more This restaurant has one very simple goal: to get you recharged and having fun! Grease monkeys and car fanatics…

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