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November

Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion has been added to your travel planner!
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Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion

Dates: November 01 - December 31, 2018 Check website for times

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating takes place 7 days a week. 

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

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

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 3-11pm Monday- Friday; 11am-11pm Saturday; Noon-1pm Sunday

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 1-7pm Monday, Wednesday, & Sunday; Noon-9pm Thursday & Friday (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

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

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

Art Installation Unveiled - National Lakeshore's Douglas Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Art Installation Unveiled - National Lakeshore's Douglas Center

Date: Tuesday, November 20 1pm (CT)

Join in a celebration of local art inspired by the native flora and fauna of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. National Park Service staff and local artists will be cutting the ribbon for this...Read More

Krista Steinke: Good Luck With The Sun and Other Works has been added to your travel planner!
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Krista Steinke: Good Luck With The Sun and Other Works

Dates: August 21 - December 09, 2018 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

The Bauer Museum of Art is delighted to present the exhibition, Krista Steinke: Good Lauck with the Sun and other works. Steinke, a 190 alumni of Valparaiso University, has enjoyed a successful...Read More

The Photography of David Robert Austen: We Ended Up Australian has been added to your travel planner!
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The Photography of David Robert Austen: We Ended Up Australian

Dates: August 21 - December 09, 2018 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

The Bauer Museum of Art is proud to present a major exhibition of photographs by David Robert Austen - his first of this new century. While the focus of the exhibition is the Australians...Read More

Tuesday Treks with Mary Nell Murphy has been added to your travel planner!
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Tuesday Treks with Mary Nell Murphy

Dates: October 02 - December 18, 2018 10am (CT)

The Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve is a 157-acre complex of wetlands, woodlands, and prairie. More than 400 native plants species have been identified on the property. The magnificent display...Read More

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

Dates: January 03 - December 29, 2018 9am-5pm Wednesday - Saturday (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

Peter and the Starcatcher has been added to your travel planner!
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Peter and the Starcatcher

Dates: November 09 - November 25, 2018 8pm Friday & Saturday; 3pm Sunday (CT)

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a Peter Pan).
 
A young orphan and his mates are
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Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through

Dates: November 22 - January 01, 2019 Dusk-9pm (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display.  

A Charlie Brown Christmas has been added to your travel planner!
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dates: November 23 - December 16, 2018 Times vary by date (CT)

Experience the Peanuts characters everyone knows and loves brought to life on stage. Featuring the song, "Christmas Time is Here" and the music of Vince Guaraldi, A Charlie Brown...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 23 1-3:30pm (CT)

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, "Opt Outside" for a free, expert-led, family-friendly hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Co-sponsored by Save the Dunes, the interactive hike...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.