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April

Eat Up Wine Down has been added to your travel planner!
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Eat Up Wine Down

Dates: January 01 - December 03, 2015 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Enliven your senses and please your palate with amazing specials from downtown Valparaiso restaurants the first Thursday of the month.

Passport to the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Passport to the Dunes

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

Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through the Passport to the Dunes program. The passport can be picked up at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. To complete it,...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

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park, $5 Indiana resident; $10 out of...Read More

Yoga has been added to your travel planner!
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Yoga

Dates: January 03 - December 26, 2015 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Yoga for all experience levels. Class is customized to meet the students' needs. students will learn yoga positions to develop flexibility, strength and balance. Reservations are required. 

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.

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

Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality has been added to your travel planner!
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Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality

Dates: January 09 - April 05, 2015 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.

The exhibition of Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality, curated by Luis Eduardo Luna, will be held in the museum's Wehling and McGill galleries.

Erno Koch: Everything is Possible (only how to do?) has been added to your travel planner!
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Erno Koch: Everything is Possible (only how to do?)

Dates: January 09 - April 05, 2015 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.

Erno Koch: Everything is Possible (only how to do?) is being held in the museum's Gallery 1212 and education room.

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Dates: January 16 - December 18, 2015 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of summer at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

Sundays @ Poco Muse has been added to your travel planner!
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Sundays @ Poco Muse

Dates: January 18 - December 20, 2015 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Each of the Sundays Poco Muse features a story that is given a special emphasis in the museum. These are often exhibit openings, highlights of future exhibit topics, or developed community projects...Read More

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

Dates: January 22 - April 16, 2015 7:00 p.m.

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

We Are Porter County Series has been added to your travel planner!
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We Are Porter County Series

Dates: February 13 - October 13, 2015 5:30 p.m.

"We are Porter County" will highlight the formation of the county from its founding in 1836 to present day.

Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore

Dates: March 23 - November 23, 2015 10:00 a.m. - noon

Parents and toddlers are invited to participate in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's new Nature Tot's program. Nature Tots, aged 2-4, will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts...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.

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

Easter Egg Hunt - Chesterton has been added to your travel planner!
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Easter Egg Hunt - Chesterton

Date: Saturday, April 04 10:00 a.m.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by the Chesterton Lions Club. The hunt will start at 10:00 a.m. sharp. For kids ages 0-12 years of age.

Easter Egg Hunt - Valparaiso has been added to your travel planner!
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Easter Egg Hunt - Valparaiso

Date: Saturday, April 04 9:30 a.m.

This year at the Valparaiso Community Easter Egg Hunt there will be pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera), face painting, balloon animals, and a raffle.

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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.