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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

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

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

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

Sacred Spaces and Objects, curated by George Pati, PhD has been added to your travel planner!
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Sacred Spaces and Objects, curated by George Pati, PhD

Dates: April 13 - May 08, 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)

George Pati primary research and teaching interests lie in historical study of south Asian religions, with special emphasis on Kerala, south India. His current research focuses specifically on the...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 Paintings of Kartik Trivedi has been added to your travel planner!
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The Paintings of Kartik Trivedi

Dates: April 13 - May 08, 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)

Kartik Trivedi impressionist paintings are hanging in world famous galleries and have been accepted by late President Regan, President Clinton and French President Francois Mitterand. One of his...Read More

Valparaiso University Art Faculty Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Faculty Exhibition

Dates: April 13 - May 08, 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)

Current Valparaiso University faculty display works at the Brauer Museum of Art. Held in the museum's West Gallery.

Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition

Dates: April 13 - May 08, 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)

Current Valparaiso University art students display works at the Brauer Museum of Art. Held in the museum's Wehling and McGill galleries.

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

Dates: January 07 - December 01, 2016 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. (CST)

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

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

Dates: May 05 - May 08, 2016 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CST)

Join in these four days of fantastic birding at Indiana's number one birding attraction. Celebrate the amazing spring migration on Lake Michigan's southern shore with field trips, presentations, live...Read More

Valparaiso Firefighters L1124 Annual Spring Plant & Flower Sale has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Firefighters L1124 Annual Spring Plant & Flower Sale

Dates: May 05 - May 07, 2016 Thu. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

There will be annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants, as well as hanging baskets and planters. Don't visit mom this Mother's Day empty handed...bring her flowers. Plus your money goes toward...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.