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December

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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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

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

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Celebrate the Season: A Christmas Cabaret has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Celebrate the Season: A Christmas Cabaret

Date: Wednesday, December 19 1-3pm (CT)

The Memorial Opera House will sing and dance its way into the Christmas Season with this spectacular cabaret. Following their production of It's A Wonderful Life, they will be sure to warm the hearts...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

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, December 21 7:30-9pm (CT)

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

South Shore Orchestra: Holiday Pops has been added to your travel planner!
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South Shore Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Date: Friday, December 21 7:30pm (CT)

Join Maestro Troy Webdell, the South Shore Orchestra and Santa for a holiday celebration the entire family can enjoy! South Shore Orchestra will present an evening that is guaranteed to entertain all...Read More

Winter Solistice Hike/Campfire has been added to your travel planner!
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Winter Solistice Hike/Campfire

Date: Friday, December 21 3-5pm (CT)

Join rangers for a sunset hike at the Kemil Beach parking lot. Catch the sunset, the rising Full Moon, and enjoy the sweeping views of the Great Marsh from the top of the Dune Ridge Trail. After the...Read More

Children's Christmas Party has been added to your travel planner!
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Children's Christmas Party

Date: Saturday, December 22 1-4pm (CT)

Kids ages 3-12 are invited to the Brown Mansion for an old-fashioned Christmas party. There will be a special visit from Santa from 2-3pm. This open house style event includes...Read More

Governor's Cottage Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Governor's Cottage Hike

Date: Saturday, December 22 10am (CT)

Join the Naturalist at the Nature Center for a moderate hike to explore the remains of Governor Jackson's cottage new the lake shore. Along the way, you will learn about the history of the park.

Home for the Owl-idays has been added to your travel planner!
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Home for the Owl-idays

Date: Saturday, December 22 2pm (CT)

Join the Naturalist for a hootin' good time in the Nature Center auditorium to learn all about the owls that call the dunes home in the winter.

Science in the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Science in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, December 22 2-4pm (CT)

Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting reserarch in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work and a short hike afterward.

"Shell"-A-Brate Turtles! has been added to your travel planner!
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"Shell"-A-Brate Turtles!

Date: Sunday, December 23 10am (CT)

Come celebrate this holiday season with the turtles today in the Nature Center auditorium. You will see a few up-close and see what they do in the winter.

Beach Discovery Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Beach Discovery Hike

Date: Sunday, December 23 2pm (CT)

Meet the Naturalist at the Beach Pavilion for an exploratory walk along the state park beach. You'll see what mysteries may have washed up and if the shelf ice is starting to form!

Chesterton Christmas Eve Jingle Bell Run has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton Christmas Eve Jingle Bell Run

Date: Monday, December 24 7am registration; 8am run (CT)

Put on your most festive running clothes or come as you are. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or new, unopened toiletries to be donated to the Westchester Neighbors Food...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.