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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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History is fun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Osceola, Indiana
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Osceola, Indiana
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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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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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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4 helpful votes 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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17 attraction reviews
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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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La Porte, Indiana
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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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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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