As you conquer the sandy trails at Indiana Dunes National Park, you’ll love the expansive Lake Michigan views. And there’s so much to do beyond the dunes, too — like a water park, winery and brewery trails, and casinos. Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago, it’s a very doable beach getaway, where the shifting dunes are home to unique flora and fauna.

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5441 E 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410


9001 E. Lincoln Highway
Crown Point, IN 46307


1215 N. State Park Road 49
Porter, IN 46304


1851 Front St
Whiting, IN 46394

856 N 600 E
Fair Oaks, IN 47943


2800 Colorado St.
Lake Station, IN 46405


450 W 100 N
Valparaiso, IN 46385


Food & Drink

1420 B Calumet Ave
Dyer, IN 46311


7876 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410


12 On the Lake
Michigan City, IN 46360


7770 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN 46323


7770 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN 46323


1048 Indianapolis Blvd
Schererville, IN 46375


5470 E Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410


57 Monroe St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383



777 Aldis Ave
East Chicago, IN 46312


202 Beachwalk Ln.
Michigan City, IN 46360


708 N. 600 E.
Fair Oaks, IN 47943


5727 N 600 W.
Michigan City, IN 47201


7775 Mississippi St.
Merrillville, IN 46410


Miller Beach
Gary, IN 46403


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