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June

Arts in the Park Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Arts in the Park Camp

Dates: June 18 - June 21, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Free, week-long, art camp for 2nd-5th graders. All materials included. Pre-registration is required. Call Julie Larsen at 219-395-1821.

Dunes Discovery Camps has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Discovery Camps

Dates: June 18 - June 22, 2018 Call for times (CT)

Discover just how fun and exciting nature can be at this 5 day/4 night summer camp inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Activities include day treks, water games, tree-themed games and crafts, a...Read More

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Amazing Animals has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Amazing Animals

Dates: June 18 - June 22, 2018 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

The arboretum is home to many animals, birds, snakes, mammals, frogs and more! This week, you will explore the 300+ acres in search of local animals and try to get up close to the...Read More

Glacial Goodies: Ice Cream Geology has been added to your travel planner!
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Glacial Goodies: Ice Cream Geology

Date: Thursday, June 21 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Join an Indiana Dunes State Park naturalist to learn how the Indiana Dunes were formed. To help guide you through this story and to celebrate the first day of summer, they will use ice cream with...Read More

Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm

Dates: June 03 - October 28, 2018 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Come help a ranger feed the farm animals every Sunday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's historic Chellberg farm. The farm's current residents include cows, pigs, and chickens. The animals are at...Read More

Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt

Dates: January 02 - December 31, 2018 Self guided, can be done any day the Visitor Center and park are open

Ready for an adventure? Then do the Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt. Pick up the form and map at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. You'll be guided to nine great sites in the Indiana Dunes National...Read More

Kids Summer Park Program - Session 2 has been added to your travel planner!
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Kids Summer Park Program - Session 2

Dates: June 18 - June 22, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CT)

The popular Kids Summer Parks Program at Hawthorne Park will be back this year with a few fun changes. This weeks program will feature a Mini-Chef day, Martial Arts Visit, and a walking field...Read More

Mission Escape has been added to your travel planner!
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Mission Escape

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 3:00 - 11 p.m. Mon. - Fri; 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sat.; Noon - 1:00 p.m. Sun.

You will be tasked with tackling logical problems and puzzles. You will put out little physical effort and your wit and observation will be the key to your success. Everything you need to be...Read More

Paradox Escape Rooms has been added to your travel planner!
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Paradox Escape Rooms

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 Mon, Wed., & Sun. 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Thur., & Fri. Noon - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Room 1: House in the Woods - Everyone in town knows the creepy old house in the woods. No one, however, wants to talk about it or even find themselves nearby. Your friend, Tim the journalist, wanted...Read More

Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience has been added to your travel planner!
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Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience

Dates: June 21 - July 06, 2018 Check website for times (CT)

The Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience, is a regional art competition brought to you by Valparaiso Events and The Enclave Project. Over the course of 18 days, Valparaiso will become an artistic...Read More

Selections from the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection has been added to your travel planner!
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Selections from the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection

Dates: May 18 - August 05, 2018 Tue. - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

An exhibition of new acquistions in the Brauer Museum of Art's permanent collection will be held in the museum's Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the...Read More

Sunset Paddle & Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Paddle & Hike

Date: Thursday, June 21 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger for a sunset hike through the beautiful Miller Woods. Then paddle on the Marquette Lagoon. For reservations call 219-395-1824.

Survival Escape Rooms has been added to your travel planner!
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Survival Escape Rooms

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 Call of times

Survival escape rooms are the newest escape games hitting Northwest Indiana. State of the art games, fast paced, and exciting! Outsmart aliens, escape dangerous traps and solve cunning puzzles with
...Read More

Taltree Railway Garden has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special...Read More

The 3 Dune Challenge has been added to your travel planner!
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The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center and park are open (CT)

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed challenge that can be done any time of the year. There is...Read More

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.