Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, events, and activities so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Brauer Museum of Art – Culture and History in the Heart of Valparaiso

Stand amongst the world’s greatest painters, sculptors, and photographers at the Brauer Museum of Art located on the stunning campus of Valparaiso University. Boasting a collection of more than 3,700 works of art from the mid-19th century to the present, the Brauer Museum of Art houses the most comprehensive collection of American art in Northern Indiana.

Get lost in the quiet, soothing atmosphere of the university’s state-of-the-art museum as you stroll past spectacular landscapes painted by Frederic Edwin Church, impressionist paintings by Karl Anderson, and the largest known collection of works by Junius R. Sloan, a Hudson River School painter who lived and worked in the Midwest.

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