Indiana Dunes State Park - Attractions in NwIndiana

Upcoming Events

Date/TimeEvent
11/30/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/01/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/01/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bowl Your Turkey Off Fundraiser
Inmans Bowling and Recreation Center, Valparaiso IN
12/02/2021
All Day
Charles Dickens Holiday Show (2 shows)
The Center for Performing Arts, Munster in
12/02/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/03/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/04/2021
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Candy Cane Express
Hesston Steam Museum, Laporte IN
12/04/2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kringle's Craft Show - Hammond
Hammond Sportsplex, Hammond IN
12/04/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pioneerland Christmas
LaPorte County Fairgrounds, LaPorte IN
12/04/2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Advent Vespers at VU
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso IN
12/04/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/05/2021
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Candy Cane Express
Hesston Steam Museum, Laporte IN
12/05/2021
All Day
Santa On The Train, 3 Rides per day, North Judson
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, North Judson IN
12/05/2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whiting History Center Presents WWII
Whiting History Center, Whiting IN
12/05/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/06/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/07/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/08/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/09/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/10/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/10/2021
8:00 pm
Dave Koz Christmas Tour at Horseshoe
Horseshoe Casino, Hammond IN
12/11/2021
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Candy Cane Express
Hesston Steam Museum, Laporte IN
12/11/2021
All Day
Create A Ceramic Holiday Tree Ornament
The Center for Performing Arts, Munster in
12/11/2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Children's Festival of the Trees Holiday Breakfast
The Center for Performing Arts, Munster in
12/11/2021 - 12/12/2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shipshewana on the Road Valpo
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
12/11/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/12/2021
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Candy Cane Express
Hesston Steam Museum, Laporte IN
12/12/2021
All Day
Santa On The Train, 3 Rides per day, North Judson
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, North Judson IN
12/12/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/13/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/14/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/15/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/16/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/17/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/18/2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winter Market On the Lake
Cedar Lake Ministries, Cedar lake IN
12/18/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/19/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/20/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/20/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna Boys Choir Christmas Concert
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso IN
12/21/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/22/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/23/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/24/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/25/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/26/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/27/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/28/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/29/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/30/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/30/2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mega Beatles Concert - LaPorte
LaPorte Civic Auditorium, LaPorte IN
12/31/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
01/01/2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
01/02/2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Work Work Phone: (219) 926-1952Website: http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htmWebsite: Campground Details
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Biographical Info

Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.

Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire shoreline, have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. A wide range of habitats and plant species are found in the park, with vegetation stabilizing some of the sand. These habitats provide homes for many types of plants and animals. The lake also provides habitat for many aquatic species, as well as a constantly changing fishery.

During the summer, swimming hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit.

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