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May

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

Dates: January 01 - December 03, 2015 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Enliven your senses and please your palate with amazing specials from downtown Valparaiso restaurants the first Thursday of the month.

April

Passport to the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Passport to the Dunes

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2015 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center is open

Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through the Passport to the Dunes program. The passport can be picked up at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. To complete it,...Read More

The 3 Dune Challenge has been added to your travel planner!
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The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2015 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is open

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park, $5 Indiana resident; $10 out of...Read More

May

Yoga has been added to your travel planner!
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Yoga

Dates: January 03 - December 26, 2015 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Yoga for all experience levels. Class is customized to meet the students' needs. students will learn yoga positions to develop flexibility, strength and balance. Reservations are required. 

April

Kids Rule at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Kids Rule at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Dates: January 04 - December 27, 2015 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join a ranger at the Visitor Center's activity room for a Sunday of kids' activities, puppet shows, stories, and fun. This will help your children learn a little more about their neighborhood...Read More

May

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Dates: January 16 - December 18, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of summer at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

Sundays @ Poco Muse has been added to your travel planner!
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Sundays @ Poco Muse

Dates: January 18 - December 20, 2015 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Each of the Sundays Poco Muse features a story that is given a special emphasis in the museum. These are often exhibit openings, highlights of future exhibit topics, or developed community projects...Read More

We Are Porter County Series has been added to your travel planner!
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We Are Porter County Series

Dates: February 13 - October 13, 2015 5:30 p.m.

"We are Porter County" will highlight the formation of the county from its founding in 1836 to present day.

Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore

Dates: March 23 - November 23, 2015 10:00 a.m. - noon

Parents and toddlers are invited to participate in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's new Nature Tot's program. Nature Tots, aged 2-4, will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts...Read More

April

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

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Taltree's most intricate formal garden features a micro-climate of dwarf wonder plants and model steam engine trains. The exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century...Read More

Lost to Time: Duneland Ghost Towns has been added to your travel planner!
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Lost to Time: Duneland Ghost Towns

Dates: April 12 - July 05, 2015 Wednesday - Sunday 1:00 - 5 p.m. or by appointment

The Westchester Township Museum would like to invite the public to view the new temporary exhibit, Lost to Time: Duneland Ghost Towns. The exhibit will tell the stories of some local towns that...Read More

Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition

Dates: April 15 - May 10, 2015 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m.

Current Valparaiso University art students display works at the Brauer Museum of Art. Held in the museum's Wehling and McGill galleries.

Screenprints by Andy Warhol has been added to your travel planner!
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Screenprints by Andy Warhol

Dates: April 15 - May 10, 2015 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m.

Screenprints by Andy Warhol from the Brauer Museum of Art's permanent collection, curated by Valparaiso University students Kayla Nomina and Kevin Simonsen.

Greek and Roman Tablet Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Greek and Roman Tablet Exhibition

Dates: April 15 - May 10, 2015 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m.

Greek and Roman tablets from the Brauer Museum of Art's permanent collection, curated by Valparaiso University students Emily Curosh, Emelie Lavasko, and Jenna Turpin.

The Preposthumous Works of Harry Brown has been added to your travel planner!
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The Preposthumous Works of Harry Brown

Dates: April 15 - August 09, 2015 Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

A temporary exhibit featuring the works of Harry Brown.

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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.