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Category Archive: Indiana Beach Towns

Indiana Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest, Chesterton, IN

If you’re a closet Da Vinci or just like to appreciate a work of art, a good time at the beach, or all of the above, the Indiana Dunes State Park’s Sand Sculpture contest might be right up your alley. Each year teams descend on the Chesterton, IN beach and mold castles, dragons, whales and …

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Soccer in the Sand, Grand Haven, MI & Michigan City, IN

Each summer the Soccer in the Sand tournament takes place nationwide on beaches from San Diego, California to Rochester, New York, with stops at Grand Haven, MI and Michigan City, IN along the Lake Michigan shore. Games in Grand Haven and Michigan City take place over two days, Saturday and Sunday. The beach is divided …

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Amtrak Chicago Style

I love this video. I think the point is that Michigan’s college kids can take Amtrak to Chicago for fun mini-breaks? But I think it’s useful to note that Amtrak serves Lake Michigan Towns from Holland, MI to Michigan City, IN on to Chicago, IL and up to Milwaukee, WI. So if you’re craving a …

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Downtown Chesterton, Indiana

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Charming and cute, downtown Chesterton is a fun spot to spend a leisurely afternoon. My kids and I did just that, visiting shops and enjoying the town’s relaxed tempo. We window shopped at Ashley’s Jewelry by Design, and stopped in to look at the works on display at the Holly Jackson Art Studio and Gallery. …

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Indiana Dunes State Park Beach, Chesterton, In

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My kids and I headed down to Chesterton’s Indiana Dunes State Park for an afternoon of sun and Lake Michigan beach fun. We drove along a tree-lined road, getting in line to approach the admissions hut. Since we’re from out of state, the entry price was $10 for our out-of-state car in 2012. Indiana residents …

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Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, IN

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Just a few blocks from Michigan City’s popular Lake Michigan beach lies the town’s hotel and casino, Blue Chip Casino. Casino The casino is open all day every day, with 65,000 square feet of gaming space. Like slots? Blue Chip offers more than 1,900 slot machines in denominations from one cent to $100. The casino …

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Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Michigan City, Indiana

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

One of Michigan City’s primary attractions is its outlet mall, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, located just a few blocks from the waterfront. The mall boasts 120 outlets from such desirable brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, J. Crew, Lane Bryant, Burberry, DKNY and more. Personally, I love the Hanna Anderson outlet, where I can buy …

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