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February

"The World's Foremost Wood Engraver:" Thomas Bewick Prints from the Collection of Tom Brand has been added to your travel planner!
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"The World's Foremost Wood Engraver:" Thomas Bewick Prints from the Collection of Tom Brand

Dates: January 09 - April 01, 2018 Tue., - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

Artist and collector Tom Brand shares selections from his vast collection of wood engravings by the famed printmaker Thomas Bewick. This exhibit is being held in Education Room and is free and open...Read More

Butterfly Monitoring Workshop has been added to your travel planner!
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Butterfly Monitoring Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 24 10:00 a.m. - Noon

The public is invited to attend a free training workshop for prospective volunteer monitors of local butterfly populations. Staff from Shirley Heinze Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy will...Read More

Duneland Photography Club Exhibit at Red Cup Cafe has been added to your travel planner!
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Duneland Photography Club Exhibit at Red Cup Cafe

Dates: February 05 - February 28, 2018 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; The Cafe is closed on Sunday (CT)

The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views". The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-In, Chellberg Farm, Michigan City...Read More

Hunchback of Notre Dame has been added to your travel planner!
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Hunchback of Notre Dame

Dates: February 16 - March 04, 2018 8:00 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 2:00 p.m. Sun. (CT)

Memorial Opera House opens their 125th Anniversary Season with Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer who longs to be...Read More

Hunter's Brewing Anniversary Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Hunter's Brewing Anniversary Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 24 Noon - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Come out and help Hunter's Brewing celebrate their 5th anniversary. There will be special beer tappings with 18 draft beer choices and live music from 4-7. 

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 3:00 - 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

Open Skate and Open Hockey Under the Urschel Pavilion has been added to your travel planner!
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Open Skate and Open Hockey Under the Urschel Pavilion

Dates: January 01 - March 04, 2018 Check website for times (CT)

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. The 80-by-120 foot outdoor ice rink offers open...Read More

Overwhelming Beauty: Painting, Collage and Sculpture by Henning Eichinger and Yvonne Kendall has been added to your travel planner!
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Overwhelming Beauty: Painting, Collage and Sculpture by Henning Eichinger and Yvonne Kendall

Dates: January 09 - April 01, 2018 Tue., - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

German artists and educators Henning Elchinger and Yvonne Kendall present an installation in the Brauer Museum that involves both painting and sculptural creations. The Exhibition not only...Read More

Photography Exhibit "David Larson: 50 Years of Photography in the Indiana Dunes" has been added to your travel planner!
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Photography Exhibit "David Larson: 50 Years of Photography in the Indiana Dunes"

Dates: February 08 - April 29, 2018 Call for times

Enjoy the finest works of David Larson ans a lifetime of dunes photography that captures the changing dunes, including some that no longer exist, like Howling Hill.

Places and Peoples, Here and There - Trent Albert Photography has been added to your travel planner!
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Places and Peoples, Here and There - Trent Albert Photography

Dates: February 01 - February 28, 2018 Mon. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sun. Closed (CT)

Trent Albert will be the featured exhibit at the Chesterton Art Center for the month of February, starting with an Opening Reception on Sunday, February 4th @ 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.. Trent will display...Read More

Science Saturday has been added to your travel planner!
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Science Saturday

Date: Saturday, February 24 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Meet scientists, discover how science works, and learn about scientific investigations going on within the Great lakes national parks. This Saturday join staff and visitors for a presentation...Read More

Shipwreck Stories has been added to your travel planner!
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Shipwreck Stories

Date: Saturday, February 24 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. (CT)

Set anchor in the warm Nature Center for this interactive program looking at the special shipwrecks and their stories on Lake Michigan.

Snowshoe Shuffle has been added to your travel planner!
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Snowshoe Shuffle

Date: Saturday, February 24 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Enjoy a Naturalist-led snowshoe exercise hike at the Nature Center. These free hikes offer a chance to learn the history and techniques of snowshoeing. Snowshoes will be available on a...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
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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.