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LaPorte Things to Do

  • County Courthouse

    This is the third courthouse on this site. Built in 1892-94 of Lake Superior Red Sandstone. Designed by Brenwood S. Tollan in the Richardsonian Romanesque Style. It features open-arched central tower, stained glass, window transoms, wood paneling and a gilded frieze. The tower has a 272 piece glass skylight with gargoyles. It's a National Register...

  • Farmer's Market

    I place the Farmers Market as a thing to do since I don't tend to buy anything. I do like to mill around in the crowd and see what's in the local area. We were here on the first day of the 2014 season, so it was a small production. It was a mix 50/50 of produce and crafts. Some of the crafts were actually baked goods, with is different from produce...

  • Rustic Farm Views

    The Midwest is the farming heartland and is part of the farming belt and you will see many rustic farms filled with crops, barnyards, tractors, Storage Silos and more here at Indiana and the rest of the Midwest and you will have the ambiance of the farms. The best deal is that the farms are located less than 1 hour drive from Chicagoland if without...

  • Go Apple Picking

    chicago is equidistant to both Indiana and Wisconsin so since apple season is here, might as well have some fun! Apple picking is an activity found at apple farms. Apple orchards may be opened to the public, allowing consumers to pick their own apples or purchase pre-picked apples. Although this is ultimately a method of purchasing apples, it is...

  • Octagonal barn

    Marion Ridgeway, who raised imported Percheron and Clydesdale horses, built this eight sided barn in 1876. Each stall had an outside entrance and hay was dropped into the central area of the barn. Although the barn is on private property it is easily viewed and photographed from the Door Prairie Auto Museum.

  • LaPorte County Courthouse

    Constucted in 1892 of Lake Superior red-sandstone, the Romanesque courthouse is the focal point of LaPorte's well preserved downtown area.


LaPorte Hotels

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  • Hampton Inn Laporte, In

    1777 W Hi Point Dr, Laporte, IN 46350

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • The Blue Heron Inn

    1110 Lakeside Street, East Shore of Pine Lake, LaPorte, Indiana, 46350, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Best Value Inn La Porte

    444 Pine Lake Avenue

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

LaPorte Restaurants

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    by machomikemd Written Aug 3, 2012

    the also have an in house gelato store and Bakeshop, specializing in fried doughnuts!

    according to their website:

    Palazzolo’s Gelato and Sorbetto can be found right here, at the Garwood Farm Market. Get a pint to take home (2 hour packaging). Fresh ingredients, delicious flavors, and all that Gelato should be!

    The Garwood Bake Shoppe offers delicious pies, cookies, turnovers, mini-cheesecakes, breads, and more. Oh, and our FAMOUS Deep Fried Donuts! Deliciousness ready and waiting for you, everyday!

    Opens: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: assorted gelatos like apple, strawberry, blueberry and more at $ 3.50 a scoop and assorted pies, cupcakes and more at the bakery section.

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    • Festivals

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LaPorte Nightlife

  • by sambarnett Updated May 16, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A friend and I walked in here because I liked the well preserved Neo-Classic facade. Plus the name is funny. We were the only ones without beer guts and I was the only person wearing a sweater.

    Dress Code: working class.

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LaPorte Transportation

  • Tractor to U Pick Areas

    Being an all year round you pick area for fresh fruits and vegetables on season, Garwood farms has a giant tractor that you tag along to ride to the U pick areas for picking up assorted fruits and vegetables in season located around their sprawling 400 acre farm and you can just pick any amount of fruits or veggies that you fancy and they will...

  • Driving to La Porte

    In this age of the Satellite Navigation (GPS to you folks) and always on internet connections, the iconic driving maps that were being bought by avid travellers are now going the way of the dodo. You don't need to spend money to get driving directions to an area, just pres the directions on your gps system (thank you garmin!) or via google maps on...

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LaPorte Shopping

  • Antiques on the backside

    This was a new place for us. It's one-floor, adequate aisle and a friendly staff. Some furniture and larger items, but mostly smaller items. Average pricing - lots of stuff under $20.00.

  • Antiques a place to start

    Open daily 10-5. Sunday 12-5. It's a nice old building, well maintained with a wide variety of vendors, thus many choice and interest. I like the mezzanine and the central stairwell to the basement. It's an old department store, which was once a high end shop in town. The fixtures still show it. Unlike some antique malls, the mezzanine is open,...

  • Garwood Orchard Store (2)

    Part two of my tips more pictures of the various produce around the market.The Garwood Orchard Store sit in the Front Area of the huge Garwood Orchard Property in La Porte. The Orhcard not only grows apples but other assorted vegetables and fruits as well and they sell these assorted stuff at theor Farm Market Store in Front.Opens: 9:00 am to 6:00...


LaPorte Local Customs

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    by machomikemd Written Aug 3, 2012

    Buying local is the mantra of famous chefs around the world and here in the midwest, you can buy assorted local produce that are fresh, and mostly hormone free (for the meats like cattle or pork or chicken) and you can buy local stuff here and cook them when you go back to chicago if you are staying with friends.

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    • Food and Dining
    • Road Trip

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