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Lt. Governor to speak at ROSE luncheon May 7, 2015 in Valparaiso; tickets available

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 in Events

Lt. Governor to speak at ROSE luncheon May 7, 2015 in Valparaiso; tickets available

Indiana Dunes Tourism is inviting individuals and businesses throughout Northwest Indiana to attend the annual ROSE Awards luncheon, an event that honors those who provide the best service to visitors and residents alike. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will be the keynote speaker. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) luncheon, which is set for 11:30 a.m. … Continued

The Ultimate Indiana Dunes Bucket List

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 in Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Dining, History, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Recreation

The Ultimate Indiana Dunes Bucket List

At Expedia Viewfinder, we’re huge advocates of bucket lists, so we partnered up with our friends at Indiana Dunes Tourism to build our own agenda filled with the best things to do in the Indiana Dunes. From tackling The 3 Dune Challenge to visiting Chesterton’s European Market, we complied the top ways to experience the … Continued

Steel industry a part of Indiana Dunes Country’s history, present

Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in History, Indiana Dunes

Steel industry a part of Indiana Dunes Country’s history, present

 By Ken Kosky  The Indiana Dunes is a huge chunk of nature, with 15,000 acres of beaches, prairies, wetlands and forests; more than 70 miles of hiking trails; and 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.  But if you look closely enough, you’ll see nature coexisting with the steel plants and other industry of Indiana Dunes … Continued

Top dunes events include Geocache Adventure and Maple Sugar Time

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Events, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Recreation, Winter

Top dunes events include Geocache Adventure and Maple Sugar Time

There are some great events coming up at Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Geocache Adventure at Indiana Dunes State Park One of the most popular events at Indiana Dunes State Park is the Geocache Adventure, which this year will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. … Continued

People invited to Christmas Bird Count at National Lakeshore

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 in Activities, Events, Indiana Dunes, Winter

People invited to Christmas Bird Count at National Lakeshore

  INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE – On December 30, become a citizen scientist who will brave the snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family … Continued

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival begins October 1

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Activities, Events, Holiday, News, Taltree Arboretum

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival begins October 1

Valparaiso, IN – Go to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens October 1 through 31, 2014 for a spooky good time to celebrate the fall season. The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival, a family-friendly event, features a haunted railway garden of ghost conductors, skeleton passengers, spiders and haunted houses. Every weekend, guests can enjoy Sprout Express rides, … Continued

Marriage proposal just one of the touching stories along The 3 Dune Challenge trail

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, News, Recreation

Marriage proposal just one of the touching stories along The 3 Dune Challenge trail

CHESTERTON, IN – The 3 Dune Challenge trail kicked off only a month and a half ago, but it’s already been the site of a marriage proposal, the place where a young girl celebrated the anniversary of her kidney transplant and many other stories. Since the June 12 kickoff, more than 800 people from across … Continued

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