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Indiana Dunes National Parks

Indiana Dunes State Parks

Indiana Dunes National Parks, Chesterton,
Beyond the Beach Discovery
Trails Click here for more

Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, which will guide you to more than 50 sites that showcase this region’s greatest natural and cultural treasures. From hiking and biking to birding and fishing, you’ll find outdoor recreation of all kinds along the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, plus museums and historic sites that will immerse you in the region’s cultural history.

Indiana Dunes State Parks, Chesterton
   Visitors from beyond the state of Indiana are often surprised to discover that Indiana not only has coastline, but that its coast is on Lake Michigan, the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world! The Northern Indiana Section Spans from Whiting Indiana to Michigan City and Michiana Shores. And among visitors fortunate enough to know about this shoreline, many know it only for its beautiful beaches.
   But just beyond the beach lie the some of the world's largest Lakeshore Dunes, including Mount Baldy, a 125-foot "living dune." Come visit and find out what sets a living dune apart from other dunes. Walk among native wild lupines blooming along the Inland Marsh Trail at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore-and perhaps spot rare Karner blue butterflies sipping nectar from their flowers. Visit one of the Dunes Region's many historic sites and museums. Explore the grounds of the beautiful Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, or watch for shorebirds and waterfowl along one of the many lakeshore beaches.

Area Shopping:

 Local Tourism Attractions

Lighthouse Place Prem. Outlets, Michigan City
The Chesterton European Market,
is open every Saturday May 29-Oct 30, 8 am-2 pm, located downtown on the Corner of 3rd and Broadway Click here for more

Shopping Downtown Chesterton:
Ashley’s Jewelry By Design, 221 Broadway,
Downtown Chesterton, 219-926-9039
Framing Concepts, 219 Broadway
Downtown Chesterton, 219-926-6000
Fine Art gallery, many items on display
JD Designs, 115 Broadway
Downtown Chesterton, 219-395-9198
Decorating items, interior designs.
Seldom Seen, 119 Broadway, Downtown Chesterton,
219-926-6896, Fine gifts, specialty items, jewelry, purses.
The Schoolhouse Shop, 278 E 1500 N
2 Miles East off Hwy 20, 219-926-1551
Clothing, hard to find household items, jewelry, clothing, interior items.
Yesterday’s Treasures Antique Mall,
700 W Broadway
West Side of Chesterton, 219-926-2268
Huge mall, Various antique items of all sizes and shapes

   Bellaboos Fun Center, located just South of 80-94, a Children's play facility providing colorful, fun, and secure areas where children from infants to age nine can explore, create, and interact, admission charged, Cafe for parents Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St. Lake Station, IN 46405, 219-963-2070, 219-963-1030,
   Butler Winery Tasting Room, 401 Broadway, Chesterton, 219-929-1400,
   Chesterton Art Center, gallery with art on display, jewelry, wearable arts, and much more, located across from Butler Winery,  115 S. Fourth St., 219-926-4711,
   Porter County Tourism Bureau, 1420 Munson Road
Porter, IN 46304, (800) 283-8687, conveniently located at the corner of Hwy 49 Bypass and Hwy 20, Chesterton, (219) 926-2255.

Inman's Recreation Center, - a short Drive south of Indiana Dunes State Park, Arcade, Go-Carts, pizza parlor, Bowling, Paddle Boat rides, Lounge & Restaurant, non-smoking family fun, open late.. Click Here
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, 450 West 100 North, 3.5 miles of trails, bring own equipment, beautiful grounds, various events and activities throughout the year, outdoor summer concerts, 219-462-0025, Click Here.
   Zao Island, 1050 Horseprairie Ave., Valparaiso, IN, a short Drive south of Indiana Dunes State Park, 2-18 hole miniature golf courses, batting cages, go-karts, bumper cars, lighted driving range, super slide, live alligators, indoor arcade, pizza parlor, 219-462-1194, Click Here.
Area Restaurants:
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for More
Local Area Options
     Lucrezia Cafe and Catering is an elegant little trattoria  featuring classic Italian and continental cuisine served in a casual setting. The al fresco dining area is open, weather permitting.  Lamb shank braised in wine, onions and garlic is house specialty. No reservations.
428 South Calumet Rd,
Chesterton, Indiana
Taste of Thailand
      Situated in an office complex south of Indian Boundary Road, this charming Asian spot is hard to find but worth it. Specialties include cashew chicken, stir-fried curry beef with string beans, and fresh perch with vegetables and curry 219-921-0092
425B Sand Creek Dr. North,
Chesterton, Indiana
, IN
Chesterton Area Museums:


700 W. Porter Ave.,

Chesterton, Indiana



Michigan City, Indiana



153 Franklin St.,




209 West Michigan Blvd.,

Michigan City, Indiana


Click Here To See More Area Museums

Area Art Galleries

Art Barn, 

Lake Street Gallery, 


Chesterton Art Center

115 S. 4th St., 

Gallery One,  (Closed)

Lubezniak Center, 
Michigan City
 (NEW) Website

Valparaiso University Museum of Art, 


Click Here To See Our Art Pages
 City & County Parks                                                       Schools

Michigan City Parks, Michigan City

Portage Parks, Portage

Porter County Sunset Hill, Valparaiso
Chesterton Parks, Chesterton

Chesterton School Corporation, Chesterton
Indiana University Northwest
, Gary

Ivy Tech State College, Michigan City, & Valparaiso, 

Purdue University Calumet, Hammond

Purdue University, North Central, Westville

 Surrounding Area Cities


Chesterton, Indiana
Hebron, Indiana
Michigan City, Indiana
Portage, Indiana
Valparaiso, Indiana 

Hotels & LodgingGardens & Arboretum
Inn at Aberdeen, Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso
Indian Oak Inn & Spa, Chesterton
Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast, Valparaiso
Tal Tree Gardens & Arboretum, Valparaiso
Chambers/EnvironmentalLocal Libraries 
Save The Dunes. Chesterton
Duneland Chamber of Commerce, Chesterton
Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, Valparaiso
Portage Chamber of Commerce, Portage
Tal Tree Gardens & Arboretum, Valparaiso

Chesterton Library

Hebron Public Library

Kouts Public Library

Portage Public Library

Porter County Library System

Michigan City Library

Valparaiso Public Library

Valparaiso University Library

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