Cool things to do!

Gabis Arboretum
Address: 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso IN
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Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 300 acre oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Officially becoming part of Purdue University Northwest in 2018, Gabis Arboretum provides an enriching, natural habitat for public, educational, conservation and recreational use year-round.

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

Hours and cost of admission can be found at https://www.pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum/

Phone Number: 219.462.0025
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Harbor Country Adventures
Address: 1 Washington Street Michigan City, IN 46360
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Explore all Lake Michigan can offer with an exciting high-speed ‘Sea Rocket’ boat tour or a relaxing cruise aboard The Emita II. Spend time exploring the best wine tour Michigan has to offer. Enjoy regional vineyards. cellars and wineries. Sample the best wines of the area, and don’t forget to buy a few bottles to bring home.

Phone Number: (269) 231-5867
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Hesston Steam Museum
Address: 1201 E 1000 N Hesston, Indiana
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Bring your family for a day of fun you’ll never forget. A museum of steam powered and related vintage equipment including industrial, agriculture and railroads.This is not your average museum with glass cases. At the Hesston Steam Museum you step back into a time when steam was king. 

Phone Number: (219) 778-2783
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Hobgoblin
Address: 2 West Dunes Highway, Beverly Shores IN 46301
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Hobgoblin Fine Wine and Spirits is a year-round purveyor located on Dunes Highway in historic Beverly Shores, Indiana. Our Mission is to create an inviting down-to-earth wine, spirits, and beer experience.

Website: Hobgoblin.com
Phone Number: 773.576.6170
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Address: 101 W 2nd Street, Michigan City IN 46360
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The Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.

Phone Number: 219.874.4900
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Michigan City Yacht Club
Address: 12 1/2 On The Lake Michigan City, IN 46360
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The Michigan City Yacht Club was founded as a non-profit corporation “for the promotion of yachting”. Every effort will be made to increase racing activities sail events, to organize club cruises for power yachts, to develop the vitally important junior program and to carry on the social life of the club, both summer and winter in a manner of interest to all members.

Website: www.MCYC.com
Phone Number: (219) 879-3363
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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District
Address: 540 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach IN
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The mission of the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is to be a dynamic hub of creative cultural and economic activity that transforms the unique community and environment of Miller into a vital part of the city of Gary and the surrounding region. The organization convenes artists of all media and local commercial interests, and serves as a prototype for community redevelopment.

Phone Number: 219.938.6278
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Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach
Address: 541 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach IN
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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.

Phone Number: 773.914.2574
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Pedal Power Rentals
Address: 1215 IN-49, Porter, IN 46304
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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.

Phone Number: 219.921.3085
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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