Topic: Beyond the beach

  • 3 Interesting Things—Old World Market | Indiana Dunes

    In the heart of Indiana Dunes Country in downtown Valparaiso lies Old World Market. This specialty food, wine, and cheese market offers delicious tastes, affordable prices, all served up with a smile—what more could a foodie wish for?

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  • Getting to the Bottom of Bison Genetics

    This guest post is by Alysa Nyberg, our awesome friend at Kankakee Sands.   Ten more bison have just arrived at Kankakee Sands! On the morning of the release, the doors of the trailer swung wide open and the new arrivals bounded out. The Kankakee Sands herd was there ready and waiting to greet them. … Continued

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  • Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

    We know; most visitors come to the Indiana Dunes for the big parks. And it’s true that the Indiana Dunes State Park and and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are fantastic. But did you know that beyond the beaches lie some amazing local parks that have plenty of opportunity for adventures?

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  • Six Indiana Dunes Country Ideas for a Nontraditional Valentine’s Day

    It’s not that we don’t love a day about love, it’s just that Valentine’s Day can be…typical. Roses and fancy dinners, champagne and sunsets – enough to make single people roll their eyes for sure. Whether you have a honey and want a change of pace, or you’re single and just not in the mood … Continued

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  • 7 Year-round Things to do at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

    Whether it’s blazing hot in summer or a polar vortex is moving through in winter, the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is open 362 days a year. And while yes, we do have bathrooms, there’s a lot more going on in our building than serving as a pit stop. Come see us and spend some time … Continued

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  • Caterpillars in the Kitchen

    By Samantha Kinsman When my sister and I were young, we used to take monarch caterpillars into our care and raise them to butterflies.  It was a complicated project, usually headed by my sister, that involved finding and collecting teeny tiny monarch eggs on common milkweed plants, monitoring the eggs until they hatched, and getting … Continued

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