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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

TASTE OF VALPARAISO

Valparaiso's Tri Kappa's Taste of Valparaiso features 40 local restaurants serving up signature dishes. All profits go back into the community. Learn More

Michigan City Food Truck Festival

A 2-day festival in Fedder's Alley, celebrating culture and food. Enjoy games and tasting food from food trucks.

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MOON OVER BUFFALO BY ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE

George Hay and wife, Charlotte, are appearing in Shakespeare and Coward at a repertory theater in Buffalo, N.Y. and things are not going well. Learn More

VALPO CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET

Car show and swap meet with more than 50 awards and door prizes, a DJ and food booths. Learn More

VALPO-FEST MOTORCYCLE/CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET

Buy/sell/trade cars, bikes, parts, leather, trophy awards, bike rodeo, food, beer, and live bands. Learn More

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Reasons to go now!


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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season by season: spring

You might find it surprising that whichever time of year you choose to visit, there are always plenty of unique activities, attractions and experiences to be discovered.

Farmer's markets. Flea markets. Antiquing. Egg Stravaganza. Budding trees and blooms in parks. Fresh breezes. Reawaken your sense with a Cool North spring.

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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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rejuvenate at the blue chip casino and spa

Get ready for spring by taking a fun getaway to Blue Chip! It is the ultimate entertainment destination featuring everything from local bands to A-list entertainment. The Spa is also the perfect retreat where relaxation and rejuvenation come together.

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spring at the Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes County comes alive in the spring as hikers are rewarded with mild temperatures, blooming flowers and migrating 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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