Category Archives: Attractions

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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Wham Bike Ride Returns To Hammond

Join us for the 9th Annual Whiting, Hammond, Highland, and Munster Midnight Bike Ride. Enjoy a ride through Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster’s beautiful neighborhood bike paths and city streets on Saturday, August 8th, 2020. Start and end at Hammond iconic Wolf Lake Pavilion, ride along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the…

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Valparaiso Recreation Center Makes Changes Amid COVID-19

Although you may have heard that the Coronavirus has greatly effected the hospitality industry the most, you would be surprised that it hasn’t effected Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso Indiana. Yes, they have made several changes to their operations since opening with Indiana’s Stage 4.5 “Back On Track” opening, but attendance is in full “swing.”…

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Highland Begins Park Expansion Downtown

On Tuesday, July 21, Highland Redevelopment Department announced the construction of “The Depot”  at the corner of Highway Ave and Kennedy Ave will begin. This is an effort to enhance the downtown Highland experience and make it a great place for business to thrive. The downtown Highland is dotted with lots restaurants, shopping and special…

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The Antique Market of Michigan City is Now Open!

  The Antique Market of Michigan City announced its plans for the re-opening on July 4th weekend, 2020, at 3703 N.E. Frontage Road – I-94 & US 421, Michigan City, Indiana.      The Annual Christmas Walk is held the Second Weekend in November (13th – 15th, 2020) and their Annual Flea Market is Held in…

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Whiting Builds a ADA Compliant Boardwalk on Lake Michigan

by Mary Lowry    If you’ve walked down the bike path behind Whihala Beach in Whiting Indiana and wondered about the construction at the West End, you can finally go check out the completed project! The work has been the result of a $16,000 matching grant from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, which is administered…

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