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July

Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm Open House

Dates: May 24 - September 06, 2015 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Tour the Chellberg Farmhouse and Bailly Homestead to learn about the lives of early Duneland farm families.

Bike Ride with a Ranger has been added to your travel planner!
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Bike Ride with a Ranger

Dates: May 24 - September 06, 2015 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CST)

Take a bike ride with a ranger starting at the campground and along the Calumet Bike Trail.

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

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.

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. (CST)

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

Lightning Bug Music Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Lightning Bug Music Festival

Date: Sunday, July 05 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Enjoy great music while helping to give deserving kids a chance to go to summer camp. The 2015 musical lineup: Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, Blitzen Trapper, The Infamous
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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 (CST)

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

Miller Woods Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Miller Woods Hike

Dates: May 24 - August 23, 2015 1:30 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Spectacular Miller Woods shares its secrets during this ranger-led hike.

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 along a trail on the western edge of the dune that has been found to be free of holes....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 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. 

 

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

Pinhook Bog Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Pinhook Bog Open House

Dates: May 23 - September 05, 2015 Noon - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Pinhook Bog on Saturday afternoons.  Tour the bog on your own and talk to rangers stationed along the trail who will help you understand this unique...Read More

Portage Community Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Community Market

Dates: June 07 - September 27, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Every Sunday from June to Sept. more than 30 vendors. Locally grown produce, flowers, popcorn, honey, bread, barbecue, handmade crafts.

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.

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

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