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Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

After marrying in 1989, Lizbeth Bryant and James Berman honeymooned in Maine, staying in several Victorian bed and breakfasts along the coast. This started a habit of weekend getaways, and they fell in love with B&Bs, dreaming of opening their own one day. While visiting Valparaiso for a Mother's…

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FLUID Coffeebar: Local Artistry and Coffee on Tap

Fluid Coffeebar provides its patrons with more than the average cup of joe. Fluid’s unique setting in downtown Valparaiso gives visitors a pleasant mix of arts, culture, music, and deliciously roasted brews. When you walk into Fluid, you’ll be stunned by the incredible artwork covering the walls…

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Top Ways to Go Beyond the Beach this Year

Have you set a New Year’s resolution to try something new this year? Or perhaps you’re reading this in June and laughing at the thought of keeping your resolutions but still ready to get outdoors? We have seven awesome ways to go beyond the beach in the Indiana Dunes area. So shake off the sand and…

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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 know…

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Go Local in the Indiana Dunes with Indiana Grown

Going local isn’t just a trend. It’s a way to know where your products come from, who makes them, and a chance to honor the hard work that goes into whatever you buy. When you buy local products in Indiana Dunes Country, you take a little piece of our area home with you. We’ve put together a list of…

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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. These 18 travel agents toured the dunes and Valparaiso before continuing to Chicago. But why tell you when we can show you…

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