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April

Cabaret of Art has been added to your travel planner!
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Cabaret of Art

Dates: April 01 - April 30, 2018 Mon. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sun. Closed (CT)

The Chesterton Art Center will host work from its children's classes in an exhibit entitled "Cabaret of Art" during the month of April, starting with an Opening Reception on Sunday,...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

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

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.

Portage Community Business Night has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Community Business Night

Date: Thursday, April 19 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

The annual Portage Community Business Night. This event offers businesses and organizations the opportunity to showcase their services and products to over 750 community members and also expose your...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

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

Thursday Night Noir! has been added to your travel planner!
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Thursday Night Noir!

Dates: January 18 - April 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Spend an evening in the shadowy world of noir, with hard-boiled detectives, femme fatales and capers gone haywire. A presentation and discussion will follow each screening. The following movies...Read More

Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition

Dates: April 10 - May 13, 2018 Tue. - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

Come see the recent work of Valparaiso University's talented art students, displayed in the West gallery. A variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video, will be...Read More

Family Hike - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Family Hike - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 09, 2018 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. (CT)

This short hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for children of all ages. The theme will change each month. Visit their website for each month's theme....Read More

Meet the Animals - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Meet the Animals - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 09, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

You can meet the animals on the first Saturday and second Friday of each month, March through November. Come out and interact with the farm animals and their caretakers. The program takes place at...Read More

Moonlight and Magnolias has been added to your travel planner!
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Moonlight and Magnolias

Dates: April 13 - April 28, 2018 Times vary by date (CT)

It's 1939 and Hollywood is all a buzz! Legendary producer David O.Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The...Read More

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Date: Friday, April 20 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long....Read More

The Spitfire Grill has been added to your travel planner!
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The Spitfire Grill

Dates: April 20 - April 29, 2018 Fri. 8:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there...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.