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Music, and more music!

Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 in Activities, Events, News, Uncategorized

There are some awesome concerts planned for later this week and this summer that we are excited to tell you about. But first, Valparaiso was fortunate to have the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants in town on Monday. Indiana Dunes Tourism met a busload of musicians in downtown during the afternoon, providing … Continued

Indiana Dunes State Park plans fun events in April

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 in Activities, Events, Uncategorized

Indiana Dunes State Park plans fun events in April

Spring is here!  It may not feel like it completely, but Indiana Dunes State Park invites people to step away from their busy schedules to enjoy great events in the Indiana Dunes. Here’s a glimpse of some of the upcoming events: – On Saturday, April 5, meet at the main park entrance parking lot for … Continued

Ideas for spring break – and the upcoming summer

Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 in Activities, Dining, News, Uncategorized

Ideas for spring break – and the upcoming summer

By Ken Kosky Looking for spring break fun or want to get a head start on ideas for summer fun? There’s plenty to do at the Indiana Dunes and the surrounding communities – like Chesterton, Portage and Valparaiso. Kids can become Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Junior Rangers by stopping by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, located … Continued

National Lakeshore having some great programs in February

Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 in Events, News, Uncategorized

National Lakeshore having some great programs in February

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is offering a snowshoe hike, a groundhog program, a musical program and more during February. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the park’s information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website. All programs are free. Snowshoe Hike at National Lakeshore Join a ranger on … Continued

New video shows danger and beauty of Lake Michigan shelf ice; people can see it for themselves at events on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion rooftop

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 in Activities, News, Uncategorized

New video shows danger and beauty of Lake Michigan shelf ice; people can see it for themselves at events on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion rooftop

A group stands on the shore, a safe distance from the shelf ice. By Ken Kosky Shelf ice is a cold-weather phenomenon that occurs when cold temperatures freeze small areas of an open lake, forming float ice. This ice will build up over time and be pushed to shore by waves, eventually accumulating on top … Continued

The snow is here! It’s time to get outside and play

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in Activities, Dining, News, Uncategorized

The snow is here! It’s time to get outside and play

A nice blanket of snow is now covering Indiana Dunes Country. Do you know what that means? It means the time is right for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and other winter fun at The Indiana Dunes and surrounding areas. Skiing enthusiasts will find miles of trails through a variety of terrain. Just be sure to … Continued

Winter events planned at Indiana Dunes, Taltree Arboretum

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 in Activities, Uncategorized

Winter events planned at Indiana Dunes, Taltree Arboretum

Looking for something fun to do? Check out these great winter events: *Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Holiday Lights/Polar Express The Holiday Lights event held every Friday and Saturday night between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a winter celebration of solar power. Taltree’s prairie will come to life at night utilizing solar-powered LED lights and fiber optics. … Continued

Memorial garden dedicated at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Memorial garden dedicated at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

The staff of Indiana Dunes Tourism and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore gathered Friday morning outside the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, to dedicate the new Memorial Garden in memory of Jim Mannel and Marci Brady, both of whom passed away while working at Indiana Dunes Tourism. Mannel served from … Continued

Industrial Revolution, Tonya’s Patisserie selected for Indiana State Fair food stage

Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013 in Dining, Uncategorized

Industrial Revolution, Tonya’s Patisserie selected for  Indiana State Fair food stage

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Two Porter County restaurants have been chosen to represent the county on the Indiana State Fair food stage. Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille in Valparaiso and Tonya’s Patisserie in Chesterton will be showing state fair audiences how to prepare some of the restaurants’ signature menu offerings. The restaurants will also be providing … Continued

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