Category Archives: Tourism Information

East Chicago Rhythm & Soul Fest

     Come out Saturday June 15th for East Chicago’s Rhythm and Soul Fest at Washington Park located at 142nd and Parrish Ave.,      Hear T. L. Williams giving his tributes to Smokey Robinson, Minnie Riperton, KEM, Frankie Beverly & Maze and Sade.      Bring your own Lawn chair, food and drinks will be available for…

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Mascot Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Don’t miss the MHOF’s biggest event of the year!   Mark your calendar for the Mascot Hall of Fame’s biggest event of the year….the 2019 Induction Weekend  June 14th, 15th, and 16th, honoring current and new mascot inductees. This spectacular, action-packed weekend will host a series of celebratory events featuring keynote speakers, famous mascot appearances, and this…

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City of Valparaiso Wins Bicycle Friendly Award

     Valpo Parks is pleased to announce that the City of Valparaiso has been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists.  Valparaiso joins only ten other communities in the State of Indiana and is the only Northwest Indiana community with recognition.        Mayor Jon Costas announced the award at the…

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Blueberry Picking in Northwest Indiana!

The other 13 Super Foods include: beans, soy, broccoli, spinach, oats, tea (green or black), oranges, tomatoes, pumpkin, turkey, salmon, walnuts, and yogurt.

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Indiana Dunes is NOW a National Park!

The 15,000-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that has 15 miles of beach area along Lake Michigan was re-designated by President Donald Trump as America’s 61st national park – the first national park in Indiana. Previously the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore was one of 418 “national park units.” Now it is part of an elite group of…

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January Shows at Munster’s Theatre at the Center

  – Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company where you can Experience Broadway in Northwest Indiana, has confirmed the Special Events lineup for its 2019 Season. Ralph’s World (11 a.m. January 5) kicks off the 2019 Special Events Season. It’s the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock and dance to their…

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Shutdown Affects On Indiana Dunes

Due to the current government shutdown, you may have questions about their services. During the shutdown the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as it always is. However, there will be no visitor services, scheduled programs or events. All offices and contact stations will be closed, and parking…

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Valpo B&B Awarded “Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana!

       The Official Best of America travel show will feature Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast as the “Official Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana.”       Nichole Redmiles, a Managing Producer for Official Best Of said, “We are very excited to be featuring Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast with the title ‘Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana—2018’ on our Official Best of America travel show. Here at…

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New Silo At Sunset Hill Park to Open at Winter Lights Fest

    A new silo-themed program center at Sunset Hill Farm County Park has officially started construction. The 700 square-foot building, which pays homage to the history of Sunset Hill as a former farm, will provide space for additional programming as well as venue rentals. The decision to construct the silo was prompted by increases in…

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Fall Colors at LaPorte County Parks

    The beautiful autumn colors are illuminating the county.  Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn in our four parks.  We have so many scenic trails you and your family can enjoy with the burst of colors shinning among the fall foliage.  Oh, and don’t forget your four legged pets two…

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