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August

Dunes Discovery Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Discovery Camp

Dates: August 03 - August 07, 2015

Explore rivers, search for salamanders, identify insects, hike through dunes, cool off in Lake Michigan, laugh with new friends, and sing around the campfire. Kids ages 9-13 discover just how fun and...Read More

Fort Building Contest has been added to your travel planner!
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Fort Building Contest

Dates: May 02 - September 06, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Bring the family or a group to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Nature Play Zone for a nature fort building challenge. Using natural and other materials found in the Nature Play Zone, see if you...Read More

Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt

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

This is your guide to discovery and adventure in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Use it and a park map to help you explore nine amazing places in the park. Ask a ranger at either center for a hint...Read More

Mount Baldy Guided Hikes has been added to your travel planner!
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Mount Baldy Guided Hikes

Dates: June 05 - September 06, 2015 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (CST)

While Mount Baldy remains closed to unrestricted public access, you can join a ranger for a special guided hike to the dune's summit and learn about the scientific research into the mysterious holes...Read More

Night Hikes has been added to your travel planner!
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Night Hikes

Dates: June 03 - October 07, 2015 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (CST)

Come and see nature at night. These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about elusive nocturnal wildlife. The hikes will be led by naturalist education staff. The night hikes will...Read More

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. (CST)

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

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 (CST)

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed challenge that can be done any time of the year. There is...Read More

Wings of Freedom Tour 2015 has been added to your travel planner!
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Wings of Freedom Tour 2015

Dates: August 03 - August 05, 2015 Aug 3rd Noon - 5:00 pm. (CST); Aug 4th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST); Aug 5th 9:00 a.m. - Noon (CST)

Four of the most famous WWII bomber and fighter aircraft will be flying into Northwest Indiana for a visit. The A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Michell and P-51 Mustang will be available...Read More

Hermann Gurfinkel: Hidden Northwest Indiana Legend has been added to your travel planner!
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Hermann Gurfinkel: Hidden Northwest Indiana Legend

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

Held in the museum's Ferguson Gallery.

New acquisitions at the Brauer Museum of Art has been added to your travel planner!
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New acquisitions at the Brauer Museum of Art

Dates: May 16 - August 09, 2015 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST); Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CST); Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

An exbhibition of new acquistions in the Brauer Museum of Art's permanent collection will be held in the museum's West Gallery. 

 

Selections from the permanent collection - Brauer Museum of Art has been added to your travel planner!
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Selections from the permanent collection - Brauer Museum of Art

Dates: May 16 - August 09, 2015 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST); Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CST); Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Held in the museum's Wehling and McGill galleries.

Summer Outdoor Movies - Toy Story has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Outdoor Movies - Toy Story

Date: Tuesday, August 04 At dusk (CST)

Watch your favorite movies under the beautiful night sky in Central Park Plaza. This months movie is Toy Story. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

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. (CST); Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CST)

A temporary exhibit featuring the works of Harry Brown.

Valparaiso Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Market

Dates: June 02 - October 17, 2015 Tue. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST); Sat. 8:00 a.m. - noon (CST)

Weekly outdoor farmer's market to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, plants and flowers. Live musical entertainment. Every Tuesday and Saturday from June to Oct.

Ogden Dunes Beach Yoga has been added to your travel planner!
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Ogden Dunes Beach Yoga

Dates: June 17 - August 19, 2015 Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Gear up for a spectacular summer of yoga on the beach, warming the soul, as you gaze off into the horizon over Lake Michigan. Classes are located at Tamarack Beach and Shore Drive. Parking permits...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.