If you're interested in railroading and/or the old Interurban railroads, there are some old 1920 South Shore cars in Chesterton. They are just north of the tracks and Thomas Park (downtown Chesterton). They have been incorporated into a building along the active CN (Canadian National) tracks. Today, they are not in use, but they have been a graphic shop, printing store, restaurant, account's office, etc. While you can't get inside, you're free to look around the outside.
Indiana Historical Bureau: ID#: 64.1995.1
Title: Iron Brigade
Marker Text: Composed of infantry regiments from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the Iron Brigade fought with Army of the Potomac during the Civil War (1861-1865). Received name for valor at battle of South Mountain, Maryland (1862). Sustained combat fatalities among the highest in the Union armies.
Credit Line: Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau, Porter Co. Tour. Com., Indpls. Civil War Rnd. Tbl., Porter Cmp. 116, Dept. of Ind., Sons of Un. Vets. of Civil War
Directions: Eastbound US 20 at SE corner of SR 49 overpass, Chesterton.
Chesterton and Porter are like twin sisters. They occassionally fight, but get along most of the time. Together they have a vast array of things to see and do. So take a look at what's available in Porter.
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The Heron Rookery, part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, is one of many spots tourists miss. This is an area that hikers, birders and nature lovers will enjoy.
Best way to get directions is to stop at the Porter County Tourism office. It is located on east Indian Boundary Road, past the Jewel Food Store.