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49’er Drive-In Theatre

Experience a blast from the past at a place that has been chosen as one of the top drive-ins in the nation. Open weekends in April, May, and…

675 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso

Art Barn School of Art

Established in 1977, this not-for-profit organization is located in a restored country barn on 69 acres. Yearly exhibitions, juried shows, classes,…

695 N. 400 East, Valparaiso

Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side. Bailly Homestead is named for Joseph Bailly, the first known non-native region resident, who set up…

618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

Biggs Violin Shop

Biggs Violin Shop is located in a historical building built in 1893 in downtown Porter. Richard Biggs is a classically trained luthier and began his…

106 Lincoln St., Porter

Blastcamp Paintball & Airsoft

Built on a former Army base with 28 acres of bunkers, trenches, and towers, this paintball range has open play on weekends, and groups can reserve it…

563 W. 600 North, Hobart

Brincka Cross Gardens

Once a private residence, this architecturally unique home and garden includes a wide variety of trees and plants—including 400 different types of…

427 E. Furness Rd., Michigan City

Broken Wagon Bison

Get up close and personal with our country’s largest native land mammal at this family-owned bison farm. Take a wagon tour to see a herd of more…

563 W. 450 North, Hobart

Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours

Offering Ghost tours of NW Indiana and beyond by bus and walking. Walking tours, bus tours, haunted overnights, pub crawls, Ghost investigations of…

Various locations, Porter County

Depot Museum and Art Gallery

This tiny museum, open May through October, is the only inter-urban train line station in the Indiana Dunes area. While you wait, check out its…

525 S. Broadway, Beverly Shores

Downtown Valparaiso Walking Tours

Learn the architectural history of Valparaiso on one of six self-guided walking tours. See elegant houses on Washington Street, and marvel at the…

Various locations, Valparaiso

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