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July

Nature's Camo Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature's Camo Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Friday, July 27 3-4pm (CT)

Do you think you can blend into our dunes' habitats? Join this hike to learn about camouflage. Meet at the Nature Center.

Outdoor Movie and Concert Night in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Outdoor Movie and Concert Night in the Park

Date: Friday, July 27 7pm (CT)

Looking for a wqay to cool down on a hot summer night? Then swing by Hawthorne Park for a showing of "Lego Batman Movie" under the stars. Prior to the film, a free concert by South...Read More

Acorn Concert Series - Mr. Blotto & Gato has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series - Mr. Blotto & Gato

Date: Saturday, July 28 5:30pm gates open; 7pm concert begins (CT)

Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each other's playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what...Read More

Critter Dinner, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Critter Dinner, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, July 28 3-4pm (CT)

Stop in to see our Nature Center's reptiles and amphibians eat their live meals.

Dunes Creek Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Creek Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, July 28 10-11am (CT)

Explore the life in this amazing creek that flows through the dunes and hear its story. Meet at the Campground Shelter located near campsite #113.

Insects at the Douglas Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Insects at the Douglas Center

Date: Saturday, July 28 Noon-4pm (CT)

Learn the importance of the most numerous animals on earth, as Chicago Field Museum expert Jim Louderman showcases insects of Indiana Dunes. Live and preserved specimens of this largest group of...Read More

Motorcycle/Car Road Rally for Porter County Special Olympics has been added to your travel planner!
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Motorcycle/Car Road Rally for Porter County Special Olympics

Date: Saturday, July 28 9am (CT)

Bring your family/friends and favorite motorcycle, car or other vehicle and join the annual "Road Rally" benefiting Porter County Special Olympic Athletes. Porter County has well over 300...Read More

National Day of the Cowboy has been added to your travel planner!
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National Day of the Cowboy

Date: Saturday, July 28 11am-4pm (CT)

Enjoy Broncho John-themed games and activities in celebration of National Day of the Cowboy. Special viewings of the stagecoach will take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pmindise 16 Indiana Avenue.

Sensational Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Sensational Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, July 28 8:30-9:30pm (CT)

Awaken your 5 senses in fun, hands-on activities that will help you to survive as nocturnal animals! Meet at the Nature Center.

The Tony Stanzas (Fully Improvised Musicals) has been added to your travel planner!
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The Tony Stanzas (Fully Improvised Musicals)

Date: Saturday, July 28 8pm (CT)

The Tony Stanzas is a musical improv group that will be improvising a musical right before your eyes. They have performed in Grand Rapids Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, The Chicago...Read More

Urban Farming Fun has been added to your travel planner!
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Urban Farming Fun

Date: Saturday, July 28 1-3pm (CT)

Learn some tips and tricks for starting your own vegetable garden from park rangers and volunteers at the Douglas Center's garden.

WPL Comic Con has been added to your travel planner!
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WPL Comic Con

Date: Saturday, July 28 10am-2pm (CT)

Calling all comic book fans. The annual WPL Comic Con will have artists, authors, panel discussions, a costume contest, and vendors. Kids activities and much more.

Beaver Tales, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Beaver Tales, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Sunday, July 29 3-4pm (CT)

Discover fascinating facts about beaver adaptations in this fun interactive program. Meet at the Nature Center.

Savanna Saunter, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Savanna Saunter, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Sunday, July 29 10-11am (CT)

Join the Naturalist for this fun hike exploring the special Oak Savanna habitats of the dunes. Meet at the Nature Center.

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wilderness Survival has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wilderness Survival

Dates: July 30 - August 03, 2018 9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday (CT)

Do you know how to find shelter, food, and water? This week will explore the survival techniques of animals and how we can do the, too. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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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.