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January

A Classical Blast Christmas has been added to your travel planner!
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A Classical Blast Christmas

Dates: December 18 - February 26, 2017 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Classical Blast out of the Chicago area is becoming wildly popular for their mix of original music and innovative new arrangements of classic rock tunes, played with cello, acoustic guitar, violin,...Read More

American Byways: Selections from U.S. Highway 80 has been added to your travel planner!
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American Byways: Selections from U.S. Highway 80

Dates: January 10 - April 02, 2017 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. (CT)

American Byways: Selections from U.S. Highway 80, a solo exhibition by SCAD professor and photography by Rebecca Nolan. This body of work focuses on elements of the bypassed areas of rural...Read More

Art Exhibit at National Lakeshore's Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Art Exhibit at National Lakeshore's Visitor Center

Dates: September 12 - January 31, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

A collection of Indiana Dunes paintings is now on exhibit at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center. The art is the work of the Duneland Plein Air Painters and will be on display until...Read More

Bus Tour Offered at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Bus Tour Offered at National Lakeshore

Date: Sunday, January 22 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.(CT)

Join a ranger this fall or winter for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's new 16-passenger buses. This is a great way to see the park's fall colors without having...Read More

Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion has been added to your travel planner!
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Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion

Dates: January 01 - March 05, 2017 Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 7:00p.m.; Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Thur. 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.; Fri. Noon - 10:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating take place 7 days a week. 

Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore has been added to your travel planner!
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Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore

Dates: January 10 - April 02, 2017 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. (CT)

Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore features artwork inspired by the beauty of the Indiana Dunes beginning in the early 20th century, the industry that followed and the balance struck...Read More

Stories of Yesteryear has been added to your travel planner!
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Stories of Yesteryear

Dates: November 19 - February 26, 2017 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Do you remeber doing your Christmas shopping in downtown Chesterton at the Johnson Bros. store or getting candy at Ben Franklin? "Stories of Yesteryear" brings back a bygone day before the...Read More

The MARTIN Bell: A Communication to MLK in Form, Sound, & Action has been added to your travel planner!
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The MARTIN Bell: A Communication to MLK in Form, Sound, & Action

Dates: January 10 - April 02, 2017 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. (CT)

The MARTIN Bell: A Communication to MLK in Form, Sound, & Action exhibition will be held in the Education Room. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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

Dates: January 02 - December 29, 2017 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is open (CT)

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

Prehistoric Porter County has been added to your travel planner!
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Prehistoric Porter County

Dates: January 04 - December 30, 2017 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

In 1909, Porter County farmer Myron Benedict was plowing his field when he came across what appeared to be a massive tooth. It was harvest season, and the busy farmer threw the tooth in a corncrib...Read More

Taltree Toddlers has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Toddlers

Dates: January 18 - April 26, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft. Pre-registration is required. Held every other Wednesday; Jan. 18, Feb. 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April...Read More

Thursday Night Noir! has been added to your travel planner!
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Thursday Night Noir!

Dates: January 19 - April 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Spend one Thursday evening each month during the spring semester in the shadowy world of noir, with hard-boiled detectives, femme fatales and capers gone haywire. A lecture and discussion will...Read More

Pale Dream has been added to your travel planner!
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Pale Dream

Dates: January 27 - February 11, 2017 Times vary by date (CT)

Two brothers, once united by their love of film and the desire to make movies together, have become estranged as their paths diverge toward lives neither of them imagined. When their father becomes...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: January 07 - December 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 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

Snowshoe and Ski Program at Miller Woods has been added to your travel planner!
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Snowshoe and Ski Program at Miller Woods

Dates: January 07 - February 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Learn a little bit about nature in winter and how to explore its beauty on snowshoes. Join a ranger for a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes when there is at least 3 inches of...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.

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