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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

American Art & National Identity has been added to your travel planner!
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American Art & National Identity

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 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 exhibition American Art and National Identity is the second in a series of exhibitions interpreting the permanent collection of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University. It is part of 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

Borders has been added to your travel planner!
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Borders

Dates: August 16 - December 11, 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)

Acclaimed sculpture installation comes to Valpo's campus to intrigue viewers with its life-sized figures. Flanking the path from the Chapel of the Resurrection to Kretzmann Hall - aluminum and...Read More

Camp Goodfellow has been added to your travel planner!
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Camp Goodfellow

Dates: June 18 - September 03, 2016 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Camp Goodfellow, which operated in the forests outside the Indiana Dunes from 1941-1976, represents a unique blend of Northwest Indiana's industrial and environmental cultures. It is now the location...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

External Reflections - Internal Wars has been added to your travel planner!
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External Reflections - Internal Wars

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 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 exhibition is in the Wehling and McGill Galleries and Education Room. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

In Quest of Beauty: The Life and Times of Junius R. Sloan has been added to your travel planner!
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In Quest of Beauty: The Life and Times of Junius R. Sloan

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 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)

In Quest of Beauty presents the story of Junius R. Sloan, a gifted Ohio farm boy of Yankee stock who become one of the pioneer journeyman artists for everyday mid-America. He provided fine...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

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

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

The Bailly Family & Homestead has been added to your travel planner!
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The Bailly Family & Homestead

Dates: June 18 - October 02, 2016 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

This exhibit will focus on the history of Porter County's first non-native family, the Bailly's. Visitors will see seldom-viewed Bailly artifacts and photographs. In addition, the exhibit will...Read More

True to Form: Works from Chicago Sculpture International has been added to your travel planner!
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True to Form: Works from Chicago Sculpture International

Dates: August 23 - December 11, 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)

This exhibition will be held in the Ferguson Gallery and Gallery 1212. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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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.