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April

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

Dates: March 03 - November 03, 2018 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. (CT)

This hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for adults. The theme will feature a different, timely theme. Visit their website to see each month's...Read More

Brincka-Cross House and Gardens Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Brincka-Cross House and Gardens Tours

Dates: March 17 - October 20, 2018 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. (CT)

The Brincka-Cross House and Garden Tours will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, March through October, except May which will meet on May 12th instead. Have you ever been to Brincka-Cross...Read More

Eagle Aircraft Spring Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Eagle Aircraft Spring Open House

Date: Saturday, April 28 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Stop in to see the aircraft, talk with instructors and take a tour. Lunch is provided. There will be deals, prizes and discounted Discovery Flights.

Healthy Kids Day - Valparaiso has been added to your travel planner!
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Healthy Kids Day - Valparaiso

Date: Saturday, April 28 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Free event geared toward kids. There will be vendors promoting health, healthy food, doctors, dentists, fun obstacle course and much more. All ages are welcome.

Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line has been added to your travel planner!
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Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line

Date: Saturday, April 28 Check website for description and times (CT)

The (American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) Rail Rangers will present an onboard educational program on select Saturday & Sunday departures of the South Shore Line...Read More

Spring Saunter, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Spring Saunter, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, April 28 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Join us for this spring morning jaunt with the Naturalist where we pick a route to see as many spring sights as possible. The trail is easy to moderate and begins at the Nature Center.

The Lives and Times of Amphibians has been added to your travel planner!
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The Lives and Times of Amphibians

Date: Saturday, April 28 2:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Special guest Indiana University professor Spencer Cortwright will bring to life amphibians of the dunes as he illustrates their life cycle, habitat, identification, mating, egg-laying, and...Read More

Feed the Birds, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Feed the Birds, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Sunday, April 29 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (CT)

Join us at the Nature Center for the daily feeding of the birds!

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

Date: Sunday, April 29 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot for a ranger-led hike to the top of the beautiful and famous Mount Baldy. The views of Lake  Michigan and the surrounding area are spectacular. No reservation...Read More

May

Eat Up Wine Down has been added to your travel planner!
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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

Aladdin, Jr. has been added to your travel planner!
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Aladdin, Jr.

Dates: May 04 - May 12, 2018 May 4th @ 7:00 p.m.; May 5th @ 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.; May 11th @ 7:00 p.m.; May 12 @ 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. (CT)

Join this class Disney musicals as the Youth Company presents a family-friendly production of Alladdin, Jr. Disneys Aladdin, Jr. is based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and 2014 hit Broadway
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Beverly Shores Then and Now has been added to your travel planner!
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Beverly Shores Then and Now

Dates: May 04 - October 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Learn about the history of Beverly Shores, which began as a planned resort community in 1927. The exhibit will include town landmarks and the former Beverly Shores School. Held on Friday, Saturday...Read More

Logs, Glass & Metal: A Century of Architectural Legacy has been added to your travel planner!
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Logs, Glass & Metal: A Century of Architectural Legacy

Date: Friday, May 04 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

For those who want a deeper understanding of the century of architecture at the Indiana Dunes, there will be an illustrated talk. Speaker's include: Todd Zeiger, Director of Indiana Landmarks'...Read More

Chesterton's European Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton's European Market

Dates: May 05 - October 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore

Dates: May 05 - December 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end Visitor Center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles...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.