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.

269-756-3879
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Friendship Botanic Gardens
2055 E US Highway 12

OPEN May through October Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-6pm Central Time. Wednesdays are half-price admission.

Admission: $8. Ages 12 and under are free. Wedding Tours Year-Round.

Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk!

219.878.9885
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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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Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach
541 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach IN

Nelson Algren is best known for his novel “The Man with the Golden Arm” which was turned into the 1955 film on drug addiction starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, and “Walk on the Wild Side,” the title Lou Reed used for his song, “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.”

Algren lived in Chicago but loved the Indiana Dunes so much he used the first real money he ever earned to buy a small cabin on the shores of the Miller Lagoon.  He rode the South Shore Railroad between Chicago and Miller throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, bringing friends and lovers such as Simone de Beauvoir, considered the founder of the modern feminist movement, to the dunes.

The Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach, open by appointment only, houses the desk, typewriter and chair Algren used to write “The Man with the Golden Arm” as well as 24 photographs of his life by renowned photographer Art Shay.  The Museum maintains significant letters and documents from his life.  A tour of the museum include a street-side view of his cabin.  Please contact suerutsen@comcast.net or 773-914-2574 to arrange a time to tour the Museum.

773.914.2574
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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.

219.921.3085
Second Nature Limousine
11400 Ventura Drive

Second Nature Limousine is Northwest Indiana’s and Chicagoland’s premiere limousine service.

219.313.6121
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.

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The Depot History Museum & Art Gallery
525 Broadway, Beverly Shores IN

The Depot Museum and Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1998 after the restoration of  South Shore Train Station in Beverly Shores. Our mission is to preserve local history and to engage and enrich the community by hosting exhibitions and art openings. We are open seasonally from May through October. Our regular hours are 11:00 a, to 3:00 pm Friday through Sunday, and the Second Friday of each month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We host at least 6 art exhibitions and 3 history exhibitions each season. We also have a gift shop. Come join us this season and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary!

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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!

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Welcome to Dig the Dunes!

Dig the Dunes 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 beach glass art, jewelry making, wine and canvas, hikes, comedy shows and more!

Questions or ideas? email us at info@digthedunes.com