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From Logs to Lustrons: 150 Years of Indiana Dunes Architectural History

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2018 in Activities, History, Indiana Dunes

From Logs to Lustrons: 150 Years of Indiana Dunes Architectural History

The 2018 Logs to Lustrons Tour by Indiana Landmarks marked my first expedition across Indiana Dunes Country since I moved here in January. The Indiana Dunes area is known for the Century of Progress homes built along the Lake Michigan coast in 1933 after the Chicago World’s Fair. You definitely can’t miss the brightest of them, the pink “Flamingo” house, as your cruise along the beach between Porter and Beverly Shores. Beyond this iconic site, I had no idea just how much was waiting to be discovered at the Indiana Dunes.

Indiana Dunes Beaches and Beyond Video

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 in Accommodations, Activities, Art , Music, Theater, Beach, Biking, Birding, Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, Dining, Fishing, Hiking, History, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping

Indiana Dunes Beaches and Beyond Video

Get a glimpse of the Indiana Dunes with Indiana Dunes Tourism’s Beaches and Beyond inspirational video.

Northside Diner

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 in Dining

Northside Diner

Breakfast Wars 2018 marked the start of the fifth annual Food Wars competition in Indiana’s Cool North. The competition was fierce as seven counties across northern Indiana competed for the title of breakfast champion. Indiana Dunes Tourism was proud to support Northside Diner, who brought a Food Wars victory home to Porter County for the very first time!

A Bouncing Baby Badger?

Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 in Nature, Outdoor Adventures

Photo by Jeff Nelson By Alyssa Nyberg It might come as a surprise to some that Kankakee Sands has been home to badgers for the last ten years. To date, we’ve only had the pleasure of seeing adult badgers. We eagerly await the day when we will see young badgers, a sure sign that badgers … Continued

Designer Desserts

Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 in Art , Music, Theater, Dining

Designer Desserts

Designer Desserts Bursts with Sweet Treats   When the culinary geniuses at Designer Desserts tell you to “Live Life One Cupcake at a Time,” they mean it. By providing endless delicious options, this colorful bakery in downtown Valparaiso is the go-to destination for special occasion cupcakes and other sweet treats.     With its bold … Continued

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