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Home to the Indiana Dunes national and state parks, we’re 15 miles of beaches, offering endless opportunities for splashing and playing as well as climbs up ancient sand dunes. Enjoy one of our many outdoor adventures or experience some of our fine dining and local attractions. With downtown communities, affordable accommodations, and Midwest hospitality, each getaway will be a trip to remember.

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3 Interesting Things

Holly Jackson Art Studio and Gallery

Are you on the…

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Third Coast Spice Cafe. Eat well. Feel…

Task Force Tips Fire Museum

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Task Force Tips Fire Museum in…

Suzie’s Cafe & Catering

Suzie’s Cafe & Catering is a Valparaiso breakfast staple.…

Steel Wheels BMX Track

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Steel Wheels BMX Track, Indiana’s…

Rogers-Lakewood Park

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Rogers-Lakewood Park, a great place to…

Octave Grill

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Octave Grill, voted Best Burger in…

Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille

Check out 3 Interesting Things about the award-winning Industrial Revolution…

Depot Museum & Art Gallery

Carol Ruzic walks us through 3 Interesting Things about The Beverly Shores…

Cappo’s

This favorite Portage restaurant is the place to go for barbecue, pizza,…

Westchester Township History Museum

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s Westchester…

Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art

Looking for nationally recognized collections of American art, then shake…

Schoolhouse Shop & Antiques

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at the Schoolhouse Shop &…

Running Vines Winery

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s Running…

Old World Market

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Old World…

Northside Diner

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s…

Lifestyles

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s…

Hunter’s Brewing

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s Hunter’s…

Fluid Coffeebar

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Fluid…

Designer Desserts

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Designer…

Dagger Mountain Roastery

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Dagger…

Chicago Street Theatre

Ready for some “cutting edge” entertainment. Then shake off the sand…

Blastcamp Paintball & Airsoft

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Blastcamp Paintball &…

Aftermath Cidery & Winery

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Aftermath…

Acton Creative

While you’re exploring the Indiana Dunes area, be sure to keep your eye…

Indiana Dunes

We Are the Indiana Dunes

Butterflies – Explore the Dunes

Welcome to Indiana Dunes – Nature’s Masterpiece

Cruisin’ Indiana Dunes Country

Gather the friends and family, rev up your engines and start mapping your…

Overview – Outdoor Adventure

Lace up your hiking boots, tie down the kayaks, pack the fishing poles, and…

Kids Activities – Family

As one of the top family-friendly destinations in the Midwest, the Indiana…

Jan Lewis’ Birding Adventure

Jan Lewis observes some of the Indiana Dunes’ natural aviators during…

Interesting Things About Indiana Dunes – Dunes 101: Did You Know?

Join Ranger Matt in the Dunes 101 Series to learn some fun facts about the…

The 3 Dune Challenge – Family

What is the 3 Dune Challenge? It’s the toughest trail in the Indiana Dunes…

The 3 Dunes Challenge – Extreme

What is the 3 Dune Challenge? It’s the toughest trail in the Indiana Dunes…

Beaches and Beyond

Located along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes and its…

Must See & Do

Zao Island

Just off the coast of Valparaiso, Indiana, lies Zao Island the family…

Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shoppe

For more than 60 years, Valpo Velvet ice cream has been the stuff…

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is a must see and do. Their Chapel of the Resurrection…

Birky Family Farm

Stop in at Birky’s Bakery and Market to enjoy locally grown items,…

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Bass Pro Shop is one-of-a-kind in every way. Located right off Interstate…

The Port Drive-In

Grab a homemade root beer while you shake off the sand south of the Indiana…

Memorial Opera House

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Memorial…

Broken Wagon Bison

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Broken Wagon Bison in…

49er Drive-In Theatre

The 3 Dune Challenge

What is the 3 Dune Challenge? It’s the toughest trail in the Indiana Dunes…

Outdoor Adventure

Fishing in the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes and surrounding lakes and rivers have some of the best…

Birding in the Indiana Dunes

Find amazing birding in the Indiana Dunes year-round. As migration patterns…

Paddling in the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes and its surrounding communities has beautiful and unique…

Fishing in the Indiana Dunes

From the shores of Lake Michigan to our rivers, streams, and lakes, the…

Birding (In-Depth)

There’s nothing like birding in the Indiana Dunes. With more than 350…

Bicycling (In-Depth)

There’s nothing like bicycling in the Indiana Dunes. With views of…

Outdoor Adventure: Paddling

With dunes, rivers, and coastline there’s nothing like paddling in the…

Outdoor Adventure: Hiking

There’s nothing like hiking in the Indiana Dunes. More than 70 miles of…

Outdoor Adventure: Birding

There’s nothing like birding in the Indiana Dunes. With more than 350…

Outdoor Adventure: Bicycling

There’s nothing like bicycling in the Indiana Dunes. With views of…

Quincy Koetz’s Cycling Adventure

Quincy Koetz enjoys biking through the Indiana Dunes during his outdoor…

Paul Osborn’s Outdoor Adventure

Paul Osborn explores some of the Indiana Dunes’ outdoor…

Dunes 101: Hiking

Where to Hike in the Indiana Dunes

Dunes 101: Camping

Where to Camp in the Indiana Dunes

Dunes 101: Beach Experience

Where Are the Indiana Dunes Beaches?

Dunes 101: Orientation

What Are the Indiana Dunes?

Places to Stay

Spring House Inn Suites

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the Spring…

Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast Inn and Spa

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Valparaiso

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

DunesWalk Inn at the Furness Mansion

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Valparaiso

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Portage

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Comfort Inn & Suites – Porter

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Best Western Plus Portage Hotel & Suites

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the Best…

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portage

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Hampton Inn Portage

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one day, but the Hampton Inn…

All Types

Spring House Inn Suites

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the Spring…

Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast Inn and Spa

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Valparaiso

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

DunesWalk Inn at the Furness Mansion

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Valparaiso

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Portage

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Comfort Inn & Suites – Porter

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Best Western Plus Portage Hotel & Suites

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the Best…

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portage

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one afternoon, but the…

Hampton Inn Portage

The Indiana Dunes can’t be fully explored in one day, but the Hampton Inn…

Holly Jackson Art Studio and Gallery

Are you on the…

Third Coast Spice Cafe

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Third Coast Spice Cafe. Eat well. Feel…

Task Force Tips Fire Museum

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Task Force Tips Fire Museum in…

Suzie’s Cafe & Catering

Suzie’s Cafe & Catering is a Valparaiso breakfast staple.…

Steel Wheels BMX Track

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Steel Wheels BMX Track, Indiana’s…

Rogers-Lakewood Park

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Rogers-Lakewood Park, a great place to…

Octave Grill

Check out 3 Interesting Things about Octave Grill, voted Best Burger in…

Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille

Check out 3 Interesting Things about the award-winning Industrial Revolution…

Depot Museum & Art Gallery

Carol Ruzic walks us through 3 Interesting Things about The Beverly Shores…

Cappo’s

This favorite Portage restaurant is the place to go for barbecue, pizza,…

Westchester Township History Museum

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s Westchester…

Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art

Looking for nationally recognized collections of American art, then shake…

Schoolhouse Shop & Antiques

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at the Schoolhouse Shop &…

Running Vines Winery

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s Running…

Old World Market

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Old World…

Northside Diner

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s…

Lifestyles

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s…

Hunter’s Brewing

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Chesterton’s Hunter’s…

Fluid Coffeebar

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Fluid…

Designer Desserts

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Designer…

Dagger Mountain Roastery

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Dagger…

Chicago Street Theatre

Ready for some “cutting edge” entertainment. Then shake off the sand…

Blastcamp Paintball & Airsoft

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Blastcamp Paintball &…

Aftermath Cidery & Winery

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Aftermath…

Acton Creative

While you’re exploring the Indiana Dunes area, be sure to keep your eye…

Zao Island

Just off the coast of Valparaiso, Indiana, lies Zao Island the family…

Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shoppe

For more than 60 years, Valpo Velvet ice cream has been the stuff…

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is a must see and do. Their Chapel of the Resurrection…

Birky Family Farm

Stop in at Birky’s Bakery and Market to enjoy locally grown items,…

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Bass Pro Shop is one-of-a-kind in every way. Located right off Interstate…

The Port Drive-In

Grab a homemade root beer while you shake off the sand south of the Indiana…

Memorial Opera House

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Valparaiso’s Memorial…

Broken Wagon Bison

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes at Broken Wagon Bison in…

49er Drive-In Theatre

The 3 Dune Challenge

What is the 3 Dune Challenge? It’s the toughest trail in the Indiana Dunes…

Fishing in the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes and surrounding lakes and rivers have some of the best…

Birding in the Indiana Dunes

Find amazing birding in the Indiana Dunes year-round. As migration patterns…

Paddling in the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes and its surrounding communities has beautiful and unique…

Fishing in the Indiana Dunes

From the shores of Lake Michigan to our rivers, streams, and lakes, the…

Birding (In-Depth)

There’s nothing like birding in the Indiana Dunes. With more than 350…

Bicycling (In-Depth)

There’s nothing like bicycling in the Indiana Dunes. With views of…

Outdoor Adventure: Paddling

With dunes, rivers, and coastline there’s nothing like paddling in the…

Outdoor Adventure: Hiking

There’s nothing like hiking in the Indiana Dunes. More than 70 miles of…

Outdoor Adventure: Birding

There’s nothing like birding in the Indiana Dunes. With more than 350…

Outdoor Adventure: Bicycling

There’s nothing like bicycling in the Indiana Dunes. With views of…

We Are the Indiana Dunes

Butterflies – Explore the Dunes

Welcome to Indiana Dunes – Nature’s Masterpiece

Cruisin’ Indiana Dunes Country

Gather the friends and family, rev up your engines and start mapping your…

Quincy Koetz’s Cycling Adventure

Quincy Koetz enjoys biking through the Indiana Dunes during his outdoor…

Paul Osborn’s Outdoor Adventure

Paul Osborn explores some of the Indiana Dunes’ outdoor…

Overview – Outdoor Adventure

Lace up your hiking boots, tie down the kayaks, pack the fishing poles, and…

Kids Activities – Family

As one of the top family-friendly destinations in the Midwest, the Indiana…

Jan Lewis’ Birding Adventure

Jan Lewis observes some of the Indiana Dunes’ natural aviators during…

Interesting Things About Indiana Dunes – Dunes 101: Did You Know?

Join Ranger Matt in the Dunes 101 Series to learn some fun facts about the…

The 3 Dune Challenge – Family

What is the 3 Dune Challenge? It’s the toughest trail in the Indiana Dunes…

The 3 Dunes Challenge – Extreme

What is the 3 Dune Challenge? It’s the toughest trail in the Indiana Dunes…

Beaches and Beyond

Located along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes and its…

Dunes 101: Hiking

Where to Hike in the Indiana Dunes

Dunes 101: Camping

Where to Camp in the Indiana Dunes

Dunes 101: Beach Experience

Where Are the Indiana Dunes Beaches?

Dunes 101: Orientation

What Are the Indiana Dunes?