Cool things to do!

Acorn Theater
107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks MI

The Acorn Theater is a rare and remarkable performing arts venue bringing high-quality, professional, live entertainment to its audience. Built in a historic featherbone factory, the Acorn offers a unique intimate atmosphere, with equally unique programming. Now as a newly formed 501 (c) 3 Non-for-Profit, the Acorn looks to expand it’s reach and cater to the community it serves, and beyond.

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Fire and Water
6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360

Where else can you sit at the beach and grab a fish taco or burger and a craft beer? Best view around. Artisan cheese plate, chips and guac, hummus, burgers, fries and more. Grab a glass of wine or a local beer. Sit and enjoy lunch or the sunset. Live music for special events. Kids will love the gelato! Be sure to like our Facebook page!

(219) 871-1223
Madeleine Schooley
613 washington park blvd Michigan City, IN 46360

Local Artist selling original work, prints and greeting cards, and local travelling art teacher

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Nana Clare’s Kitchen
3907 Calumet Ave. Valparaiso IN

Commercial Kitchen available to rent 24/7! Turn your home-based food business into a year round, full retail business. Kitchen can also be rented for small gatherings.

Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach
541 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach IN

The Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach is housed in the 1928 Telephone Building once owned by Algren friend, David Peltz. A writer in his own right, as well as artist and construction manager, Peltz helped Algren through some of his darkest moments: his life- threatening fall through the frozen lagoon behind his cabin and his admittance to a mental health hospital. Visits include the Algren museum and pocket park and a sidewalk view of the cabin Algren lived in during the 1950’s.The Museum is very flexible about hours and opening for anyone who would like to visit.

Contact us at: or 773-914-2574 for an appointment.

Pedal Power Rentals
1215 IN-49, Porter, IN 46304

Located right next to the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center on IN-49. Pedal Power Rentals has both adult and kid bikes. Adult bikes are $7 per hour or $35 for the day. Kids are $5 per hour or $25 for the day.
This summer we will be offering beach sunset tours, bike and beach yoga and bike, run and hike tours.

Looking to rent for your large party? We can accommodate groups of up to 40 people! Call 219.921.3085 to make your reservation.

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
450 West 100 North, Valparaiso IN

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round.

Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.

Hours and cost of admission can be found here.
Terrawood Design Co.
607 Franklin St (Rear), Michigan City, IN 46360

Terrawood Design Co. is a small furniture and objects design and fabrication collective, serving the Great Lakes region since 2004. We specialize in hand crafted, one-of-a-kind design using sustainably sourced and salvaged Black Walnut, Maple, Cherry and other local hardwoods and we are able to bring together potters, glass blowers, metal smiths and upholsterers to create virtually anything your heart desires. Led by artist and craftsman Chris S. Grohs, the contemporary works produced by Terrawood Design Co. are constantly changing and evolving.

Wells Street Beach Concession
9501 Lake shore Drive, Gary IN

OPEN Summers, 7 days a week from 9am – 8pm {weather pending} Patio dining with table service for food, wine and beer. Family friendly. Park in our lot, spend some time at the beach and then head on over and grab a burger and a beer. One of the only spots for beachside dining!

Welcome to Dig the Dunes!

Dig the Dunes is a social media platform that uncovers all the secrets of the dunes! From trails and beaches, to people, places, events and even the history and geology. Visit our page frequently for fun facts and new adventures for you to embark upon!

We offer lots of classes like jewelry making, wine and canvas, hikes, comedy shows and more!

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