Topic: Porter County

Your Need-to-Know Info for Visiting Art Barn

Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 in Art , Music, Theater, Indiana Dunes

Your Need-to-Know Info for Visiting Art Barn

  By now I’ve written enough blog posts here at the tourism offices that my bosses might be catching on: when there’s a chance to get out of the office – I take it! This week, I journeyed to Art Barn, a peaceful art studio located halfway between Chesterton and Valparaiso. Here’s what you should … Continued

Getting to the Bottom of Bison Genetics

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in Indiana Dunes, Nature

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

How to Entertain your Grandparents at the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Activities

How to Entertain your Grandparents at the Indiana Dunes

We know you want to bring your grandparents to the Indiana Dunes, but how will you keep them entertained? Grandmas and grandpas need things to keep them occupied, so we’ve made this handy checklist to help you take care of all their needs while visiting Indiana Dunes Country.

Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

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?

Must See and Do in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Must See and Do in the Indiana Dunes

When you visit the Indiana Dunes, you want to make the most of your time. So what are the must-see and do activities to put on your itinerary? Check out our list here and photos from real visitors who shared their stories on Instagram.

Two-day Group Itinerary in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 in Accommodations, Dining, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

Two-day Group Itinerary in the Indiana Dunes

What to do when you have 18 people, 2 days and want to see as much as possible in the Indiana Dunes? You do what the Brand USA MegaFam Tour did and follow our group itinerary.

Catching Joy – Leopard Frogs

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 in Hiking, Indiana Dunes, Nature

Catching Joy – Leopard Frogs

By Alyssa Nyberg   I vividly remember catching my first frog. I was nine years old and was visiting my cousin who lived in rural Ohio. My cousin had just caught a toad and after many tries, I caught a frog…a real frog! (My cousin had much more experience in frog and toad catching than … Continued

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

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

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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