You don’t have to travel across the country for this kind of exciting vacation. Instead, go wild with an Indiana Dunes staycation!
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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.
There’s so much waiting to be discovered at Indiana Dunes! Not sure where to begin your adventure? Browse through these must-sees in our local communities!
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
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Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 in History
The beautiful Brown Mansion, built in 1885, is now home to the Westchester History Museum. Inside, visitors have the opportunity to explore over 10,000 years of Indiana Dunes history.
Beverly Shores, one of the communities in Indiana Dunes Country, has an interesting history. Especially five homes along the lakefront. Here’s 7 steps to become a resident of Beverly Shores – if you lived in the 1920’s, that is. Step One: Get to know the Bartlett family (circa 1920s) Frederick Bartlett, a Chicago … Continued
This post was contributed by our community engagement director, Brooke Allen. It’s time to admit something a bit embarrassing. I’ve lived in Chesterton for a decade and have never stopped to visit the local Westchester Township History Museum. I suppose it’s sort of like how Chicago natives have never been to the top of … Continued
By Christine Livingston There are so many wild places in the Indiana Dunes that are formed and reformed by wind and water every year. They morph constantly, and never cease to captivate me. Brincka Cross Gardens & House is a small park nestled in the dunes but different from other wild duneland places. It has a unique … Continued
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
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