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La Porte County Historical Society Museum

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Address: 2405 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, IN
Phone Number: 219-324-6767
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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What a gem of a museum...

The museum houses not only a great variety of LaPorte area items (including much about Belle Gunness), but also some very interesting cars and a world-class gun collection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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LaPorte, Indiana
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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The museum houses not only a great variety of LaPorte area items (including much about Belle Gunness), but also some very interesting cars and a world-class gun collection. Definitely worth a visit!

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LAPORTE, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Well done exhibits with in depth information about the county history and events. Belle Gunnes exhibit is awesome.

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Osceola, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Always fun to check out all the vintage pieces of history from my home town. BelLe Gunness exhibit is interesting. Many pieces of vintage clothing and vintage dishware. Kesling car collection is there as well.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We decided to take a side trip from Mich City just to see this museum after some uncooperative weather for our beach vacation. It was worth the 20 minute drive and the $6. admission to see these amazing collections. The car collection alone was top notch. It is basically a family's entire collection (the lady there said over 100 cars... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was blown away by the quality of the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum. I expected a small town, little museum in an old house. I was completely wrong. The museum is housed in a purpose built building, on the acreage of an old farm. The building itself incorporates actual architectural artifacts saved from historic buildings that were torn down.... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This museum will appeal to anyone interested in learning about the history of LaPorte. Love the recreated street scene depicting what LaPorte looked like long ago.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Finally got to visit here last year with the kids. Had no idea what to expect, but I didn't expect it to be so nice! Virtually free in price, it is filled will beautiful autos from years past as well as a amazing walk through of different areas of homes and businesses. Kind of a a time tunnel as my... More 

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Temecula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

First rate gun and auto collections plus local items of historical interest and period items of the upper Mid-west. You could easily spend a half day going through this little gem if you like off-beat information and local history .

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By the lake in Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I must say I was very pleasantly surprised by the museum! It was included on a Christmas house tour so the fee was included in the tour cost. I thought we would breeze thru in no time, but there is really ALOT to see and do here. Enjoyed the local lore, great displays, wonderful cars, friendly staff, lots of fun!

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LaPorte, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This museum will surprise your with the collection of automobiles, firearms and other period pieces. A very large collection automobiles include many early 20th century cars, worth the price of admission itself. Many rooms are laid out like it was in the 1920s through the 50s. One of the largest private gun collections in the country also reside here. This... More 

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Additional Information about La Porte County Historical Society Museum

Address: 2405 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, IN
Phone Number: 219-324-6767
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  LaPorte
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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