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March

Hop On Over has been added to your travel planner!
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Hop On Over

Date: Sunday, March 18 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Festivities begin with spectacular Easter Egg Hunt followed by visits with the Easter Bunny.

Birding with the Indiana Audubon Society has been added to your travel planner!
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Birding with the Indiana Audubon Society

Date: Saturday, March 24 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Join birding expert and Indiana Audubon Society Executive Director Brad Bumgardner for this monthly birding series. Meet at the Visitor Center and car pool to the birding spot of the month. Bring...Read More

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: March 24 - December 29, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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

Easter Egg Hunt & Helicopter Candy Drop has been added to your travel planner!
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Easter Egg Hunt & Helicopter Candy Drop

Date: Saturday, March 24 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Portage Easter Egg Hunt, kids will have fun gathering up candy dropped from a helicopter. The hunt is for kids ages 3-11 years old. Parents please bring a basket/bag for collecting candy and eggs.

Fishing in the Dunes Presentation has been added to your travel planner!
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Fishing in the Dunes Presentation

Date: Saturday, March 24 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Join local fishing expert and park ranger Ryan Koepke for a presentation to learn some of the "secret locations" in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and surrounding areas.

Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Portage

Date: Saturday, March 24 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (CT)

The Portage Kiwanis Club's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will take place in the Oakwood Grand Hall. Free photos with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Walgreen on Central Avenue, will take place along...Read More

Photos with the Easter Bunny has been added to your travel planner!
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Photos with the Easter Bunny

Dates: March 24 - March 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. After...Read More

Easter Egg Hunt - Taltree has been added to your travel planner!
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Easter Egg Hunt - Taltree

Date: Sunday, March 25 10:30am.; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (CT)

Scramble to collect eggs filled with treasures in the Children's Adventure Garden. Parents are asked to accompany young children. There will be separate times for different age groups, check their...Read More

Shuttle Bus Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, March 25 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

April

April Fools Mystery Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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April Fools Mystery Hike

Date: Sunday, April 01 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger at the Visitor Center for a hike at an undisclosed location.

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

Date: Sunday, April 01 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 the...Read More

Taltree Railway Garden has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special...Read More

Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

Dates: April 02 - April 07, 2018 Times vary by date and event (CT)

The Valparaiso University Jazz Festival is a week-long event full of performances from high school to professional level musicians featuring the University's faculty and student ensembles, and other...Read More

First Saturday Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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First Saturday Hike

Date: Saturday, April 07 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Start your month with a Saturday hike. A naturalist will guide visitors through the arboretum and focus on seasonal changes and interests. In April, the People of the Woods exhibit lines Heron Trail....Read More

Gardening at Chellberg Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Gardening at Chellberg Farm

Date: Saturday, April 07 9:00 a.m. - Noon (CT)

Spend the morning helping the Chellberg Farms garden get off to a great start.

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

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