Category Archives: Attractions

Indiana Dunes Movie Premieres In Valparaiso

     Indiana Dunes Tourism, in partnership with the National Park Service and Smith Donovan, is celebrating the new film at a nature-themed outdoor movie night fundraiser at the 49er Drive-In on October 8, 2020.      The premiere of the new Indiana Dunes National Park documentary film, Indiana Dunes: Nature’s Masterpiece takes place on…

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Historic Barker Mansion Blackout Tours for Halloween

Discover the untold, spooky side of Michigan City history. You’ll be surrounded by darkness as you tour the mansion with a guide; there’ll be tea lights to illuminate your path. During this eerie evening, we’ll tell little-known stories of our city’s creepy past and relate never-before told stories about the mansion. The ghost of Diana…

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Griffith Opens Farmers Market Sept. 4th

     There’s still time to come enjoy some food, do some shopping, and listen to great music.      Bring out your lounge chairs and meet up with your family and friends.    Activities will continue on Friday, September 25th with their Annual Oktoberfest on October 3rd and 4th.      The stage will…

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Chautauqua In the Dunes Is Happening!

Relive the cultural, educational, artistic, and historic experience of the 1880s-1920s Chautauquas. Based on the model of the Chautauqua Institute in New York, guests will experience lectures, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, artistic performances, and a creative makerspace. Chautauqua in the Dunes brings together learners of all ages to explore and engage the mind, body, and…

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Fall Barn Shop Hop Open House – LaPorte Indiana

     This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days -October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm CST!      Shop LaPorte…

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4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

Taking a trip this year is difficult with the necessary COVID-19 precautions, but there are ways for you to still get away. Whether you’re a Midwesterner looking to stay local or from farther away, northwest Indiana is a prime spot for outdoor fun. Peruse these four fun tourist destinations in northwest Indiana as you plan…

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Bored? Try Goat Walking with the Family

Owners at Creme De La Crop Farm in Valparaiso found themselves without the time to take their goats walking, which is a much needed activity for the health and well-being of the goats. So, they came up with a method to have family volunteers walk the goats – which has turned out to be a…

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Gabis Arboretum Railway Garden Opens For First Time This Year

The Railway Garden will open on Saturday, Aug. 8th and will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Oct. 31. • Timed-entry tickets are required and can be be reserved online • Time slots are offered every 30-minutes and limited to 25 tickets per time slot. •…

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LaPorte Symphony To Perform First Concert of the Year

    On Sunday, August 23 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra will perform in it’s first concert of the year at the sprawling meadows at Friendship Botanic Gardens for an enchanting evening for families and adults.      The LSCO, now in its 48th season, is a pillar of the performing…

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Whiting Adds Emergency Boat to Their Fleet of Vehicles

     The City of Whiting Parks Department is excited to announce the addition of a new emergency boat to their fleet of vehicles. The Wing Inflatables 13’9” PR.4 boat is constructed in Northern California from “the most advanced materials on the planet,” according to the company’s website. It will be used primarily by lifeguards and the…

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