Places to Go

Art Galleries

Art Barn School of Art

695 N 400 East, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Visit us at

for classes, events, and gallery happenings

Blink Contemporary Art

1709 Franklin St, Michigan City

219-879-2994 or 773-206-0426

Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St., Chesterton, IN. Gallery hours are 11 am-4 pm weekdays; 1-4 pm weekends. 219/926-4711.

Depot of Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery, 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores, IN. Hours: Fri-Sun  11-3. July 4th - Labor Day Fri-Mon 11-3 219-878-1517

Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, MI. Free adm. Mon-Wed, Fri/Sat 10-4, Thurs 10-9, Sun 1-4 (MI time). 269/983-0271 or

Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City. Mon.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat-Sun, 11 am-4 pm. Phone 874-4900.


Acorn Theatre, 107 Generations Dr - Three Oaks, MI 49128 - (269) 756-3879

AMC Movie Theatre, 100 Meijer Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 219-872-5203

Canterbury Theatre, 807 Franklin St. 219-874-4269

Chicago Street Theatre 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso, IN 219-464-1636

Dunes Summer Theatre 288 Shady Oak Drive., Michigan City, IN 219-879-7509

Footlight Players, 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana. 219-874-4035

LaPorte Little Theater, 218 “A” Street, LaPorte 219-362-5113 email: web:

Vickers Theatre The Vickers Theatre is a turn of the century film house, lovingly and uniquely restored into an intimate art house. We invite you to browse our website, visit our gallery or see what’s playing on the silver screen. 6 N. Elm St. - Three Oaks, MI  49128 - 269-756-3522


Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St., Michigan City. Call 219-873-1520 or visit the website for tour times and prices.

Hesston Steam Museum History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields. Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5. Labor Day thru October Sundays, 12 - 5. 1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN

LaPorte County Historical Museum. 2405 Indiana Ave., LaPorte. Adm. $3/LaP. Co. resident; $5/out-of-county; $3/kids 12-17; free/under 12 yrs. 219/324-6767 or

New Buffalo Railroad Museum, 530 S. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, MI. 269/469-5409.

Old Lighthouse Museum, Washington Park, MC. Open 1-4 pm, Tues.-Sun. Closed Mon. & holidays. Adm. $3/adults, $1/grades 9-12, 50¢/grade school, free/under 5 yrs. Groups of 10 or more must make app’t. at 872-6133.

The Region of Three Oaks Museum, 5 Featherbone Avenue, Three Oaks Mich. Free admission; donations accepted. Hours (Eastern): noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday May through October. Info:

Parks & Outdoors

Friendship Botanic Gardens, 2055 E US Hwy 12, Michigan City. Open 9 am-5 pm Tue.-Sun. Adm. $9; 12 yrs. & under free. Info: 219/878-9885.

Indiana Dunes State Park, North Hwy 49, Chesterton, IN. 140 campsites, Nature Center, picnic shelters, hiking trails, swimming/beach. Entrance fee charged; call for current prices. 219/926-1390. Link

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Various Locations around the area.

LaPorte County Parks. Various locations around the county. Administrative Office: (219) 325-8315 or (219) 873-7014 Ext 2223. Naturalist’s Office: (219) 324-5855 or (219) 873-7014 Ext 2599.

Old Lighthouse Museum

Washington Park, Michigan City



Open April thru Oct. Tues-Sun, 1-4 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Washington Park Zoo, Lakefront, Michigan City.

April 1 - May 26, Open Daily 10 am - 4 pm

May 27 - Sept 2,, Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Sept 3  - Oct 31st, Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Gates Close 1 hour before closing time

Adm. MC resident (with ID): $5.50/adult, $4.50/senior (62+) & kids 3-11 yrs.

Non resident: $6.50/adult, $5.50/seniors & kids 3-11 yrs. Groups & special events, phone ahead: 219/873-1510.