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Indiana Dunes


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1215 N. State Road 49
Porter, IN 46304
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Indiana Dunes


(??.? miles from you)

1215 N. State Road 49
Porter, IN 46304
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Discover the Indiana Dunes, home to both the Indiana Dunes National Park and the Indiana Dunes State Park, complete with 15-miles of Lake Michigan coastline and sandy beaches to splash, play, and r

Be amazed by towering dunes and wooded hiking trails. Climb the three highest dunes as part of the 1.5 miles 3 Dune Challenge or follow the Dune Succession Trail on the Diana of the Dunes Dare.

Even more natural, cultural, and historical treasures lie beyond the beach, including charming downtowns, unique restaurants, and locally-owned shops.

The Indiana Dunes area is within driving distance of Chicago, but it feels like a world away.

Be sure to stick around and stay in a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast or a familiar chain hotel. 

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Why You Should Go...

Discover the Indiana Dunes, home to both the Indiana Dunes National Park and the Indiana Dunes State Park, complete with 15-miles of Lake Michigan coastline and sandy beaches to splash, play, and relax. 

Be amazed by towering dunes and wooded hiking trails. Climb the three highest dunes as part of the 1.5 miles 3 Dune Challenge or follow the Dune Succession Trail on the Diana of the Dunes Dare.

Even more natural, cultural, and historical treasures lie beyond the beach, including charming downtowns, unique restaurants, and locally-owned shops.

The Indiana Dunes area is within driving distance of Chicago, but it feels like a world away.

Be sure to stick around and stay in a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast or a familiar chain hotel. 

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, Travelers Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, ATM On-Site

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Private Dining, Patio Dining, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

Extra Fun...

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Try one of the Indiana Dunes hiking challenges. Complete The 3 Dune Challenge at the Indiana Dunes State Park or the Diana of the Dunes Dare at Indiana Dunes National Park. When you're done, grab free postcards and a sticker, or buy a shirt to remember the trip.

Be sure to catch "Ranger Matt" in the Dune 101 Series on YouTube for insider tips on how to make your trip to Indiana Dunes unforgettable.  

At Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest in Valparaiso, a model railway garden features beautiful waterfalls, elaborate bridges, an impressive 14-foot change in elevation, and more than 3,500 tiny trees and bushes. 

Fun Facts

More than 350 species of birds live or migrate through the Indiana Dunes area, but the dunes are best known for the autumn migration of sandhill cranes. More than 10,000 can be seen at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.

Take a hike at the Great Marsh Trail to see the wetlands of the Indiana Dunes. Birders will enjoy views of Great Herons, warblers, Sandhill Cranes, and waterfowl. Take the paved, accessible trail to the marsh overlook from the north lot or the more natural trail from the south lot.

Although Valpo Velvet ice cream shop, in Valparaiso, makes 65-70 different flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and sorbet, vanilla remains the most popular by far. Arrange a tour, and try your favorite flavor.

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Why You Should Go...

Discover the Indiana Dunes, home to both the Indiana Dunes National Park and the Indiana Dunes State Park, complete with 15-miles of Lake Michigan coastline and sandy beaches to splash, play, and relax. 

Be amazed by towering dunes and wooded hiking trails. Climb the three highest dunes as part of the 1.5 miles 3 Dune Challenge or follow the Dune Succession Trail on the Diana of the Dunes Dare.

Even more natural, cultural, and historical treasures lie beyond the beach, including charming downtowns, unique restaurants, and locally-owned shops.

The Indiana Dunes area is within driving distance of Chicago, but it feels like a world away.

Be sure to stick around and stay in a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast or a familiar chain hotel. 

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, Travelers Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, ATM On-Site

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Private Dining, Patio Dining, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

How You Can Follow...

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Try one of the Indiana Dunes hiking challenges. Complete The 3 Dune Challenge at the Indiana Dunes State Park or the Diana of the Dunes Dare at Indiana Dunes National Park. When you're done, grab free postcards and a sticker, or buy a shirt to remember the trip.

Be sure to catch "Ranger Matt" in the Dune 101 Series on YouTube for insider tips on how to make your trip to Indiana Dunes unforgettable.  

At Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest in Valparaiso, a model railway garden features beautiful waterfalls, elaborate bridges, an impressive 14-foot change in elevation, and more than 3,500 tiny trees and bushes. 

Fun Facts

More than 350 species of birds live or migrate through the Indiana Dunes area, but the dunes are best known for the autumn migration of sandhill cranes. More than 10,000 can be seen at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.

Take a hike at the Great Marsh Trail to see the wetlands of the Indiana Dunes. Birders will enjoy views of Great Herons, warblers, Sandhill Cranes, and waterfowl. Take the paved, accessible trail to the marsh overlook from the north lot or the more natural trail from the south lot.

Although Valpo Velvet ice cream shop, in Valparaiso, makes 65-70 different flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and sorbet, vanilla remains the most popular by far. Arrange a tour, and try your favorite flavor.

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