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Celebrate Summer with Outdoor Movies in Valparaiso

Valparaiso Events’ Summer Outdoor Movies series premieres Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, with a showing of the family favorite Toy Story at Central Park Plaza, home to Northwest Health Amphitheater, in downtown Valpo. The series runs every Tuesday evening from June 4th to July 2nd and features other…

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Spotlight on Wetlands and the Virginia Rail

Spring has sprung and that means our Kankakee Sands wetlands are teeming with activity. The Kankakee Sands Bird Viewing Area on the west side of US 41 is a particular fan favorite right now due to the wide-open wetland filled with glistening water and critters galore. One needn’t walk through a…

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Top Festivals in the Indiana Dunes

Discover the vibrant scenery of the Indiana Dunes Region through our diverse festivals! Experience maple sugar activities, bird watching, celebratory fireworks, music, food, and more! Maple Sugar Time Festival Do you relish the taste of maple syrup on your pancakes? Are you curious about how syrup…

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Why We Should Try to Appreciate Spiders

Did you know that the first week of April is National Be Kind to Spiders Week? To be kind to spiders (that is, to resist all instincts to squish them), one must first appreciate spiders, which admittedly can be hard to do when you are a little nervous or even terrified of them – known as…

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Trash Trekkers Drop-In Volunteering

You’re invited to help be a part of preserving and protecting the Indiana Dunes by volunteering during your visit. And the best part is, there are no applications to fill out and you don’t even need to RSVP… all you have to do is show up! How’s that for easy?! The Indiana Dunes’ Volunteer Drop-In…

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Where are the Indiana Dunes beaches?

The Indiana Dunes beaches get a lot of attention—and for good reason! Many people consider the 15-mile coastline to be among the best beaches in the world. Visiting an Indiana Dunes beach is a no-brainer, but which beach should you visit? What are the Most Popular Beaches? Two of the most…

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How to Stay Safe in the Dunes

The Indiana Dunes area offers a variety of outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, camping, paddling, bicycling, wandering, and more. To make sure you have the most fun possible while visiting, be sure to watch this video full of safety tips and guidelines about how to be a responsible visitor…

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Interesting Facts About the Indiana Dunes

There's more to the Indiana Dunes than warm sand, blue water, and miles of hiking trails. For example, as of 2021, it's the fifth most biodiverse national park in the United States, right behind Yosemite! The Indiana Dunes' environment, ecology, and history are really what make it a special place…

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What are the Indiana Dunes?

What are the Indiana Dunes? Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes. Indiana Dunes State Park is spread over 2,000 acres and is operated by the state of Indiana. The Indiana Dunes National Park is located on the state park's east and west sides and is operated by the federal government. Both…

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