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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Century of Progress Homes Tour 2017

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Starts at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    • Fees: Yes. Advance Registration Required
    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Join a National Park Service ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Music Heritage Series

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Join the Save the Tunes Council and share in the celebration of traditional folk music.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Fall Colors Hike

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Join a ranger for a fall colors hike on the Chellberg Farm Trail.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Stargazing

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM,7:00 PM to 9:00 PM,5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Kemil Beach Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in the park.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Stewardship Program - Harvesting in the Prairie

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Mnoke Prairie, Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Help collect seeds from this tall grass prairie that will be used to restore additional prairie lands throughout the national lakeshore.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Dune Buggy Bus Tours

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N State Road 49 Porter, IN
    • Fees: Free, Registration Required
    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park’s 15-passenger shuttle buses. The tour is free, but reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 219-395-1882.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Halloween Campground Program

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Dunewood Campground, 645 Broadway Avenue, Beverly Shores, IN 46301
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Join a Ranger for an evening of fun and trick or treating at the Dunewood Campground.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Halloween Fun

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N Lake St, Gary, IN 46403
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Family friendly Halloween fun, games, and night hikes in Miller Woods. Wear costumes and learn about our nocturnal neighbors.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Dunewood Campground Closing Day 2017

    • Location: Dunewood Campground
    • Fees: $18 per night
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    The National Lakeshore's Dunewood Campground closes for the season on October 31, 2017.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Gales of November Shipwreck Program

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Learn about the treacherous side of the Great Lakes in this fascinating program about the storms and shipwrecks of the past.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Miller Woods Hike

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    Take an afternoon ranger-led stroll through spectacular Miller Woods.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    National Lakeshore Anniversary Celebration

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 North State Road 49, Chesterton, IN 46304
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    Come celebrate the 51st anniversary of the national lakeshore with presentations, speakers, and of course, cake!

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Nature Tots

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    • Fees: Free. Pre-registration Required.
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Bring your pre-school children and join a ranger as we read fun nature books and learn about nature during this two-hour program.

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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Veterans Day Film & Talk

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Join the National Lakeshore as we honor our nation’s veterans. We will show a Veteren's Day-related film in the Visitor Center’s auditorium followed by a short presentation.

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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