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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 15 Attractions in LaPorte
Type: Museums
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Springfield, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
16 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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