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October

Nature Tots Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature Tots Program

Date: Wednesday, October 09 Check website for times

Bring your preschool children and join a ranger as they read fun nature books and learn about nature during this two-hour program. Please pre-register by calling 219-395-1821.

Dunes Fall Photography Talk - Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Fall Photography Talk - Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, October 10 Check website for times

Join local photographer Edward Bryne as he showcases his fall photographs of locations in the Indiana Dunes. This programfocuses on explainingthe best tips of techniques of photographingfall foliage,...Read More

Annual Elvis FANtasy Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Elvis FANtasy Fest

Dates: October 11 - October 13, 2019 Check website for times

This festival honors the Elvis Presley legacy of giving by raising funds for Porter County Special Olympics. See top Elvis tribute artists for an EPE Ultimate Preliminary contest.

Art in the National Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Art in the National Park

Date: Saturday, October 12 Check website for times

Join artists from the Art Barn and learn how to paint your own dunes inspired painting. Registration requires, please call 219-395-1882. Limited 20 people per class.

Fall Colors Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Colors Hike

Date: Saturday, October 12 Check website for times

Enjoy a ranger-led hike through the gorgeous maple trees in full fall colors at historic Chellberg Farm. The hike begins in the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm parking lot. Please dress for the...Read More

Trunk or Treat Fall Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Trunk or Treat Fall Festival

Date: Saturday, October 12 Check website for times

Come Trunk or Treat with us and stay for the Haunted Walk. This is a family-friendly event.

Wind Down Wednesday - Bottle and Bottega has been added to your travel planner!
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Wind Down Wednesday - Bottle and Bottega

Date: Wednesday, October 16 Check website for times

Spend this fall evening relaxing at Gabis Arboretum. Bottle and Bottega will be coming to the arboretum to paint on wood pallets. Take your pallet with you after the class to add some rustic feel to...Read More

Haunted Hayride has been added to your travel planner!
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Haunted Hayride

Dates: October 17 - October 19, 2019 Check website for times

A haunted Halloween event. Concessions will be available. The event is not recommended for children ages three and under.

Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration has been added to your travel planner!
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Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Dates: October 17 - November 14, 2019 Check website for times

Burn the midnight oil at the annual saw-whet owl banding. Visitors can learn about Indiana's smallest owl in this up-close-and-personal experience. Though special nights are scheduled, bandingoccurs...Read More

Fall Harvest Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Harvest Festival

Dates: October 18 - October 19, 2019 Check website for times

Get ready for two days of costumes, tricks, treats, spooks, and more at the Fall Harvest Festival. On Fridaynight, dress up in your spookiest or silliestcostume and go door-to-door all throughout...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.