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  • Top 15 Outstanding Things to Do

    These are the attractions you “must see” during your visit.
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  • Top 15 Exceptional Eats

    Satisfy your appetite for adventure with these unique eateries.
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  • Top 15 Secrets & Surprises

    We’ve got a few treasures up our sleeves that we don’t want you to miss.
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  • Fabulous Places to Stay

    Make your stay even more memorable with one-of-a-kind lodging.
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  • Tours and Trails

    Adventures into local art, history, communities and more.
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  • Art & Earth Trail

    Loop through all seven counties on stops unique to the region.
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Festivals & Events

For a complete list of festivals and events, visit our events page

150th Birthday Celebration

150th Birthday Celebration of the town of Pierceton. Learn More

Triumphant Quartet Presented by The Blue Gate Theatre

‘10 Traditional Quartet of the year, ‘09 Favorite Male Quartet of the year, ‘08 ‘09 and ‘10 Musician Of The Year, ‘10 & ‘09 Favorite ... Learn More

The Breakfast Club Ft. Tribute Quartet Presented by The Blue Gate Theatre

Tribute has become one of the country’s most dynamic and beloved male quartets in all of gospel music.

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CHESTERTON'S EUROPEAN MARKET

An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October. Learn More

Fridays by the Fountain

The Morris Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the outdoor lunch-time concert series, Fridays by the Fountain on the Jon R. Hunt Plaza (... Learn More

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take this road trip to see the best of northern Indiana

The Indiana Toll Road might be the quickest way to zip across the northern stretch of the state, but opting for a more leisurely cruise along the region’s county highways and country roads reveals a whole new side of this territory that you wouldn’t otherwise see.

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12 nearby craft breweries you need to visit

Taking time to stop and smell the roses as well as the hops is a great way to see how craft brewers are helping small-town downtowns stay vibrant. Many breweries are in repurposed buildings and anchor revitalized blocks that attract entrepreneurs and keep existing businesses going strong.

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Artisan at the Village at Winona

welcoming artisans at the village at winona

Spend a day shopping, dining and having fun at this thriving arts community nestled on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. You'll find original artwork and an array of handmade gifts from local artisans happy to chat about their work.

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celebrating indiana's 200 years with a 92 county torch relay

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will promote and unify the state by connecting people, communities and regions. Hoosiers will also symbolically “pass the torch,” connecting past and current generations to future ones to IGNITE our future. Find out when the torch passes through Northern Indiana.

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don't miss these 6 farm-to-fork restaurants

With fertile fields and friendly farms that provide outstanding produce, meat, poultry, eggs and a range of other natural food products, Indiana offers a bounty of culinary inspiration for restaurants that excel at farm-to-table cuisine. Set a course for these Northern Indiana eateries, and bring an appetite.

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top 10 outdoor activities

Spend a day shopping, dining and having fun at this thriving arts community nestled on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. You'll find original artwork and an array of handmade gifts from local artisans happy to chat about their work.

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can't beat bargain shopping

You'll be thankful for the cool weather after breaking a sweat shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets in Michigan City, where 120+ stores – and even more discounts – are clustered into one shopper's paradise.

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unique shoppes in shipshewana

An incredible selection of quilts and quilt-making supplies is just the beginning – dozens of quaint shoppes owned by local artisans greet shoppers in Shipshewana along the Amish backroads.

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spring and summer on the heritage trail

Get in the festive mood and see the sights along the Heritage Trail – your guide to must-see attractions, special finds and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Amish life.

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spring and summer at the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes is home to a 15-mile coastline, over 70 miles of trails and more than 350 species of birds.

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the food has never been better!

Dine your way across seven counties in Northern Indiana with the new "Northern Indiana Foodie Trail," a guide to some of the area's best dining experiences.

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Art and Earth trail

one-of-a-kind finds are waiting to be discovered

Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters and farmers. The Art and Earth Trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you.

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destinations

  • Amish Country
  • SouthBend
  • Indiana Dunes
  • Michigan City LaPorte
  • Time to Unwind
  • Shipshewana Amish Backroads
  • Kosciusko County

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