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Indiana Dunes National Park Tour

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staircase to beach
lighthouse at sunset
A kayak floating on calm water with trees in the background.
Colorful wildflowers blooming in a vast field under the bright sun.
Indiana Dunes National Park tour: Explore the stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems of this magnificent national park.
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staircase to beach
lighthouse at sunset
A kayak floating on calm water with trees in the background.
Colorful wildflowers blooming in a vast field under the bright sun.
Indiana Dunes National Park tour: Explore the stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems of this magnificent national park.
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Indiana Dunes National Park Tour

Midwest
4.9
15408 ratings
$9.99

About The Tour

On the southern shore of Lake Michigan, just outside Chicago, lie the Indiana Dunes; a land of recreation, relaxation, and reflection. This national park features 15 miles of beaches, ancient sand dunes, ground-breaking architecture, the birthplace of modern ecology, and miles of hiking trails through dunes, wetlands, forests, and more.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Enjoy a perfect day of sun and sand at West Beach, featuring an expansive shoreline, scenic trails, and panoramic views of Lake Michigan.

• Discover the diverse landscapes of Indiana Dunes State Park, where towering dunes, lush forests, and serene beaches converge to create an outdoor paradise.

• Experience the awe-inspiring Mount Baldy, a majestic sand dune offering stunning vistas and an ever-changing landscape shaped by the winds.

• Start your adventure at the National Park Visitor Center, your gateway to discovering Indiana Dunes National Park's rich natural and cultural heritage.

• Step back in time at Chellberg Farm, where historic buildings and interactive exhibits showcase the region's agricultural legacy.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time: Before 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): I-94 West, next to the town of New Buffalo; 80/90 West, near Sherwood Forest Paintball; and US 421 North, near the Bed & Biscuit Pet Resort
Time to complete: About 8 hours

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4.9 (15408 Users)

Road to Hana

  • WardDawgs
  • 17 hours ago
  • iOS

We’ve done the road to Hana several times. A friend suggested this app and we have to say, it was well worth it. We stopped at so many cool places we wouldn’t have known about without the app.

Awesome addition to our touring of Hawaii

  • Walker San5
  • 17 hours ago
  • iOS

We used the Shaka guides in Hawaii and found them to be such a great addition to our car rides. The guides directed us to the best spots to visit with lots of interesting stories and music along the way. Super app! Highly recommend it for touring the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Ray Musgrave
  • 1 day ago
  • Android

Good experience. Learned a lot. Tv screens needed close capture turned on during tour.

What is there to do in Indiana Dunes National Park?

Indiana Dunes National Park offers a variety of activities, from hiking and bird watching to exploring diverse ecosystems such as dunes, wetlands, and forests. You can also have a beach day at the park! Shaka Guide’s Indiana Dunes National Park To...

Can You Swim at Indiana Dunes National Park?

Yes, you can swim at Indiana Dunes National Park, with several designated beaches along Lake Michigan providing safe and enjoyable swimming areas. Lifeguards are on duty at some locations during peak season, ensuring a fun and secure experience fo...

Where is Indiana Dunes National Park Located?

Indiana Dunes National Park is located in northwestern Indiana along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. It stretches about 15 miles from Gary to Michigan City, offering easy access from major highways and nearby cities like Chicago, which is abo...

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.
Self guided audio tour

Tour FAQs

This tour has 22 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go!

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water shoes
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat 
  • Sunglasses
  • Windshield sun shade
  • Binoculars (for bird watching)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks/lunch
  • National Park pass
  • Cooler with drinks and snacks (if relaxing at the beach)
  • Beach towel
  • Beach umbrella

What you spend depends on the activities you do, but here’s a list of entry fees on the tour: 

  • Entrance to the park is $25 per vehicle.
  • Entrance to Indiana Dunes State Park is $7 for noncommercial vehicles with Indiana license plates and $12 for noncommercial vehicles with out-of-state license plates.

Although the park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., the park’s facilities have varying hours of operation. Some of the major attractions are listed below: 

  • Century of Progress Historical District: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Visitor Center: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; winter hours (September 4–May 27) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Bailly Homestead: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Chellberg Farm: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • West Beach: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Marquette Park: Beaches are open from dawn to dusk daily - Sunday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Aquatorium is open 24 hours a day.
  • Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education: Summer hours are every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the Monday of Labor Day weekend); winter hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday only; trail is open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Yes! The tour has three starting points: I-94 West, next to the town of New Buffalo; 80/90 West, near Sherwood Forest Paintball; and US 421 North, near the Bed & Biscuit Pet Resort. Or, if you’re taking the tour in the reverse direction you can start from  80/90 East, near the Ramada by Wyndham Hammond Hotel & Conference Center; I 94 East, near the intersection with Calumet Ave; 65 North, near the intersection with E 109th Ave; and 30 West, near Burke's Outdoor Equipment. 

Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. 

If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Yes, the tour is available in two directions - east to west and west to east!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at (808) 201-8138.

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