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November

100 Years 100 Objects has been added to your travel planner!
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100 Years 100 Objects

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2017 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

The Museum has been collecting artifacts for 100 years, since Indiana's Centennial Celebration in 1916, and this unique exhibit gives the public an inside look at 100 of the objects that make up the...Read More

Now, Then and Again: The Art of Douglas Calisch has been added to your travel planner!
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Now, Then and Again: The Art of Douglas Calisch

Dates: August 22 - December 10, 2017 Tue., - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

Brauer Museum Associate Curator Gloria Ruff presents this exhibition of inventive and complex mixed media creations by contemporary midwestern artist and educator Douglas Calisch. This exhibit is...Read More

Old Master Prints from a Private Collection has been added to your travel planner!
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Old Master Prints from a Private Collection

Dates: August 22 - December 10, 2017 Tue., - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

Significant works by such artists as Rembrandt, Durer and Goya comprise ths exhibition from a regional collection. Exhibit is being held in the Education Room. This exhibit is free and open to the...Read More

Plein Air Painters Exhibit has been added to your travel planner!
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Plein Air Painters Exhibit

Dates: November 05 - November 29, 2017 Mon. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday (CT)

The Duneland Plein Air Painters will be exhibiting their latest works at the Chesterton Art Center with an opening reception from 2 - 4pm. "Plein Air" refers to a style of art work done...Read More

Prehistoric Porter County has been added to your travel planner!
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Prehistoric Porter County

Dates: January 04 - December 30, 2017 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

In 1909, Porter County farmer Myron Benedict was plowing his field when he came across what appeared to be a massive tooth. It was harvest season, and the busy farmer threw the tooth in a corncrib...Read More

Saw-whet Owl Banding has been added to your travel planner!
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Saw-whet Owl Banding

Dates: October 12 - November 19, 2018 Check website for dates & times

This is their 8th season of this long-term research project exploring on of the smallest owls in the United State. Join them for a chance to see these migratory owls as they capture, band, collect...Read More

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

Dates: January 02 - December 29, 2017 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is 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

The Indiana Dunes Revisited: Frank V. Dudley and the 1917 Dunes Pageant has been added to your travel planner!
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The Indiana Dunes Revisited: Frank V. Dudley and the 1917 Dunes Pageant

Dates: August 22 - December 10, 2017 Tue., - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

Legendary artist Frank V. Dudley (1868-1957) painted the Indiana Dunes for more than forty years. One of this earliest and most important paintings (see below and included in the exhibition) depicts...Read More

Westchester Historical Museum Exhibit - Do The Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Westchester Historical Museum Exhibit - Do The Dunes

Dates: September 16 - January 14, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Westchester Township History Museum invites the public to attend the opening reception for their newest special exhibit, Do The Dunes: Outdoor Adventures & Recreation. When the Native Americans...Read More

A Christmas Story has been added to your travel planner!
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A Christmas Story

Dates: November 24 - December 10, 2017 Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)

SOLD OUT! A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to  those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't. Featuring all the...Read More

Black Friday Opt Outside Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Black Friday Opt Outside Hike

Date: Friday, November 24 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger for a post-Thanksgiving hike instead of shopping on black Friday.

High Dunes Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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High Dunes Hike

Date: Friday, November 24 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Put on your hiking shoes for this trek to the summit of the state's highest sand dune. It's a great way to burn off some Thanksgiving meal calories. Meet the Naturalist at the Nature Center.

It's A Wonderful Life has been added to your travel planner!
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It's A Wonderful Life

Dates: November 24 - December 16, 2017 Times vary by date (CT)

Holiday Favorite: bring the entire family to be part of a holiday tradition at CST with this faithful adaptation of the film classic featuring the legendary Jimmy Stewart. Meet George Bailey a small...Read More

Santa's Holiday Forest has been added to your travel planner!
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Santa's Holiday Forest

Dates: November 24 - December 25, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Santa's Holiday Forest is lots of fun for everyone. A real Christmas tree is the perfect gift for the whole family. Cut down a fresh Christmas tree for your home, go on a wagon ride, enjoy hot...Read More

Winter Lights Drive Through - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Winter Lights Drive Through - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: November 24 - December 31, 2017 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display.  

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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.