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La Porte County Historical Society Museum

2405 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, IN
219-324-6767
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in LaPorte
Type: Museums
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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you live in-county, the admission is $3. I believe that it's $6 otherwise. Either way, totally worth it if you are into historical or eclectica. The museum is not huge, but it is crammed to the brim with random stuff. Most people go for their gun collection, I believe - the basement houses thousands of rare guns collected by... More

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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
16 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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La Porte, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum has one of the best gun collections in the world. They are old and vary rare guns. Also, many autos that have been restored and very rare also. This is a unique museum with items you will not see anywhere else.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Decided to visit last Saturday on a rainy afternoon. I had been wanting to visit and am so glad that I did. A real Halloween story is depicted in the display regarding Belle Gunness, a serial murderess on a farm just north of LaPorte. What a story! So many interesting displays. The recreation of a 1950's living room looked just... More

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LaPorte, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The history of the town is here, the automobile collection of one of the most extensive anywhere. The outside elegance of the building is just a clue to how impressive the inside is. You must see the selection of cars in this museum to believe it.

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