Indiana Dunes Country - get the IN-Depth STories!

Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of our most unique restaurants, inns and attractions. Click on any of the article links and you’ll get the scoop on some of the interesting places you might visit.


The 49er Drive-In:

Relive the era when seeing a movie was an experience

The owner of one of the few drive-in theaters left in Indiana talks about why he and his customers love the landmark.

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Anderson's Vineyard & Winery:

Uncork a fun, relaxing day

This winery has been producing unique and award-winning wines since 1994 and we’ll tell you all you need to know about the Anderson’s experience.

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Chaos Haunted Tours:

Have a spook-tacular night any time of year

Prepare to be afraid. Very afraid. Our local ghost hunter shares some fascinating stories about possible ghosts in Indiana Dunes Country.

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Figure 8 Brewery:

A passion for craft beers

Craft-brewed beers are gaining followings across the nation, including at Figure Eight Brewery in Valparaiso. Discover all that’s brewing at Figure Eight.

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Hesston Steam Museum:

All aboard for fun

Some museums lock everything behind a glass case. But at Hesston, train lovers can hop aboard for an educational ride.

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Hoosier Bat Company:

Hitting a home run with visitors

Find out why Price Fielder, Josh Hamilton and other major leaguers use baseball bats made right here in Valparaiso.

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Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum:

Journey to a bygone era

The train rides. The rolling stock. The train artifacts. Find out about the museum that has it all.

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Indstrial Revolution:

Saluting the hard work that made this nation great

Industrial Revolution is more than a restaurant. It’s a place where people can learn about the hard work and innovation that made this country great.

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National New York Central Railroad Museum:

Featuring 25 real train cars and much more

The railroad industry helped build the town, and now its history is preserved for people to see and touch.

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Riley's Railhouse:

Celebrating the area’s railroad roots

A train buff turned his hobby into a train-themed bed and breakfast. He’ll tell you how he’s only just begun.

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Songbird Prairie:

Loved by guests, acclaimed by experts

The proprietor at this acclaimed bed & breakfast talks about why songbirds, and the guests who love them, flock to this charming place.

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Strongbow Inn:

Known for turkey for generations

Strongbow Inn draws people from all around for its famous turkey dishes. Find out the secret recipe to their success.

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Taltree Arboretum’s model railway:

It’s designed to amaze people of all ages

Model train enthusiasts from across the nation have found there’s no model railway garden more elaborate or unique than this one

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Valpo Velvet:

Ice cream made to perfection for three generations

While other ice cream makers cut corners to make ice cream more cheaply, Valpo Velvet does things the old-fashioned way -- with great results.

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