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January

Dune Buggy Bus Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Dune Buggy Bus Tour

Date: Sunday, January 21 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without...Read More

Mount Baldy Winter Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Mount Baldy Winter Hike

Date: Sunday, January 21 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakshore for a hike to the top of famous Mount Baldy. This ranger-led tour will allow visitors to experience the beauty and spectacular views from the top of...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

Peaceful People has been added to your travel planner!
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Peaceful People

Dates: January 02 - January 30, 2018 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Being more mindful and present is a wonderful New Year's resolution for children and adults! The concept of "mindfulness" seems to be having a moment, but are you unsure of where to start...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

Daddy, Daughter Date Night has been added to your travel planner!
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Daddy, Daughter Date Night

Date: Saturday, January 27 6:30 p.m. (CT)

Celebrate Valentine's Day, enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing. Quality time for daughters and dads.

Mineral Springs Race Track has been added to your travel planner!
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Mineral Springs Race Track

Date: Saturday, January 27 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Porter's Mineral Springs Race Track was short-lived but very lively in the short time. It was ultimately shut down by the governor of Indiana for gambling...twice. Museum Curator Serena Ard will...Read More

Regional Stories for Global Climate Change Educators Workshop has been added to your travel planner!
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Regional Stories for Global Climate Change Educators Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 27 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Open-air workshops led by experts in science, geology, and education feature hands-on activities and adventure within the national lakeshore, Plus lots of great materials to take home. Learn how...Read More

Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Film Series at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Sunday, January 28 2:00 p.m.

Get out of the house this January and enjoy some free films at Indiana Dunes. Join staff and visitors a the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of Shifting Sands: On the ...Read More

Snowshoe Hike has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Snowshoe Hike

Date: Sunday, January 28 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available...Read More

Commercials and Advertisements Trivia Night at the Museum has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Commercials and Advertisements Trivia Night at the Museum

Date: Tuesday, January 30 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (CT)

Commercials and advertisements have a unique place in American pop culture. From famous names and faces to jingles you can't forget, test your knowledge of commercials from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s...Read More

February

Eat Up Wine Down has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Eat Up Wine Down

Dates: January 04 - December 06, 2018 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Enliven your senses and please your palate with amazing specials from downtown Valparaiso restaurants on the first Thursday of the month. So be sure to stop by participating restaurants to indulge in...Read More

Snowshoe Hike has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Snowshoe Hike

Date: Saturday, February 03 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available...Read More

Dune Buggy Bus Tour has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Dune Buggy Bus Tour

Date: Sunday, February 04 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without...Read More

Dance Ensemble has been added to your travel planner!
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Dance Ensemble

Dates: February 08 - February 11, 2018 Thurs. & Fri. 8:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Ann Kessler, professor of theatre, and visiting theatre instructor Salena Elish will direct faculty and student choreographers and performers from across campus to present a variety of dance styles...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.