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May

100 Years 100 Objects has been added to your travel planner!
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100 Years 100 Objects

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2016 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

In 2016, the Porter County Museum celebrates its 100th anniversary. To commemorate the event, the Museum opened the exhibit 100 Years 100 Objects in July of 2015, The Museum has been collecting...Read More

An Artist's Journey: Works by the Area Artist's Association of Michigan City has been added to your travel planner!
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An Artist's Journey: Works by the Area Artist's Association of Michigan City

Dates: May 17 - August 07, 2016 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. (CST)

The Area Artists Association is an organization within the Jack and Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts to recognize and encourage active regional artists by providing exhibit opportunities and a...Read More

Bison-tennial Public Art Project has been added to your travel planner!
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Bison-tennial Public Art Project

Dates: March 05 - December 31, 2016 All day (CST)

Stop in to the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and get your photo taken with one of the unfinished life-size fiberglass bison that are part of the Bison-tennial public art projects to coincide with...Read More

Black Oak Savanna Hike at Miller Woods has been added to your travel planner!
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Black Oak Savanna Hike at Miller Woods

Date: Thursday, May 26

Join Cathy Martin of Save the Dunes as she leads you through the recently completed extensive restoration of Miller Woods in Gary. This is the 2nd most biodiverse site in the Indiana Dunes, and if...Read More

Every Kid in a Park Program at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Every Kid in a Park Program at National Lakeshore

Dates: April 06 - August 31, 2016

Did you know that every 4th grader can earn a free pass to all of our 409 national parks by visiting the website www.everykidinapark.com? Print out the voucher and bring it to the Douglas Center or...Read More

Images of the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Images of the Dunes

Dates: May 17 - August 07, 2016 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. (CST)

The Brauer Museum of Art has in its collection many fine works by such noted Dunes artists as Frank V. Dudley, Earl H. Reed, and Vin Hannell. This collection will be held in the museum's Gallery...Read More

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

Dates: January 04 - December 30, 2016 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

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 17 - August 07, 2016 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. (CST)

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

 

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

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2016 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

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

Spring into the Arts has been added to your travel planner!
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Spring into the Arts

Dates: April 30 - May 28, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CST)

Valparaiso Community Schools introduces a month long celebration of the Arts in downtown Valparaiso organized by the schools art departments. Visit the website for details.

State Constitution and Other Artifacts on Display has been added to your travel planner!
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State Constitution and Other Artifacts on Display

Dates: May 01 - December 31, 2016 Check website for times

Indiana Commission on Public Records:

Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit is a traveling exhibit expected to visit up to nine sites across Indiana for three week intervals to provide access to...Read More

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

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)

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

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

Dates: January 01 - December 30, 2016 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

Beverly Shores Then and Now has been added to your travel planner!
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Beverly Shores Then and Now

Dates: May 06 - October 30, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Learn about the history of Beverly Shores, which began as a planned resort community in 1927. The exhibit will include town landmarks and the former Beverly Shores School. Held on Friday, Saturday...Read More

Photographing the Dunes - A Workshop by David Larson has been added to your travel planner!
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Photographing the Dunes - A Workshop by David Larson

Date: Friday, May 27 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (CST)

Learn how to take great photographs of the Indiana Dunes. Join photographer David Larson, who has been shooting in the dunes for over 50 years, for a free workshop that will help even experienced...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.