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Upcoming Events

April

Kankakee Sands Bison and Bird Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Kankakee Sands Bison and Bird Tour

Date: Saturday, April 27 Check Website for times

Kankakee Sands Bison and Bird Tour.

National Park's Earth Day (Green Gary) has been added to your travel planner!
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National Park's Earth Day (Green Gary)

Date: Saturday, April 27 Check website for times

Celebrate Earth Day at this family-oriented event. Exhibits and interactive displays for everyone. This free event features lots of fun, family-friendly activities with a theme of enjoying outdoor...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, April 27 Check website for times

Gia Wagner-Savannas. Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work and a short...Read More

The @rt-chitecture Walk has been added to your travel planner!
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The @rt-chitecture Walk

Date: Saturday, April 27 Check website for times

An unveiling of student Visual Art which will be displayed at over 20 downtown locations. Attendees will receive a map and visit each location to view the incredible artistic talent of our youth! At...Read More

Valpo STE@m Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Valpo STE@m Show

Date: Saturday, April 27 Check website for times

Join at the Butterfield Family Pavilion for an afternoon of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Visit the Marketspace, participate in STE@M challenges, and experience different types of...Read More

Wildflower Wander at the Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Wildflower Wander at the Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, April 27 Check website for times

Begin this easy discovery walk at the Nature Center to see which of our woodland spring wildflowers are blooming. The Naturalist will help you take a closer look. You will also learn some of the...Read More

Woodland Wildflower Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Woodland Wildflower Hike

Dates: April 27 - April 28, 2019 Check website for times

Explore the Little Calumet River floodplain and its great diversity of spring wildflowers. You'll be listening to the spring songs of birds and frogs. Meet in the Heron Rookery parkin lot. Be...Read More

Awesome Amphibians, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Awesome Amphibians, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Sunday, April 28 Check website for times

Hop on over to the Nature Center Auditorium to find out more about the dunes' native frogs, toads, and salamanders and meet them up-close.

Dunes Creek History Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Creek History Hike

Date: Sunday, April 28 Check website for times

Meet at the Nature Center for this easy and accessible hike to the beach. You will learn the story of our dunes creek and more about the unique history of this area on this 1-hour stroll.

Live Entertainment Concert Series - Girls Like Us has been added to your travel planner!
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Live Entertainment Concert Series - Girls Like Us

Date: Tuesday, April 30 Check website for times

Beckie Menzie, Marianne Murphy, and Orland Laura Freeman combine to celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book, Girls Like Us by...Read More

Nintendo Trivia Night at the Museum has been added to your travel planner!
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Nintendo Trivia Night at the Museum

Date: Tuesday, April 30 Check website for times

Questions will cover the history of Nintendo from 1980 to the present. Show off your knowledge of the games, movies, TV, and more. Teams of 1-4 can vie for the prize. Doors open at 6:45 pm and will...Read More

May

Logs to Lustrons Tour - 150 years of architecture in the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Logs to Lustrons Tour - 150 years of architecture in the Dunes

Dates: May 03 - May 04, 2019 Check website for times

Enjoy a special tour of architecturally significant homes in and around Indiana Dunes National Park Included on the tour are two Swedish historical homes: the Gust Lindstrom house and the restored...Read More

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

Dates: May 04 - October 26, 2019 Check website for times

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

First Saturday Hike - Gabis Arboretum has been added to your travel planner!
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First Saturday Hike - Gabis Arboretum

Date: Saturday, May 04 Check website for times

Start your month with a Saturday hike. A naturalist will guide visitors through the arboretum and focus on seasonal changes and interests. The month of May offers blooming plants throughout the...Read More

Playdate in the Nature Play Zone has been added to your travel planner!
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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, May 04 Check website for times

Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much 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.