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Architecture fans will want to include this stop if they’re in the Indiana Dunes area. As another... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2019
James M
West Lafayette
Historical architecture right on Lake Michigan

Once a year the interiors of the five homes brought over by barge from the 1932-1933 Century of... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Michael B
Chesterton, IN
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Architecture fans will want to include this stop if they’re in the Indiana Dunes area. As another reviewer mentioned, it’s not prominently promoted or signed, but worth the adventure of getting there. That’s when you’ll finally see the National Park Service marker. We had directions...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Once a year the interiors of the five homes brought over by barge from the 1932-1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago are open to the public. In 2018, the 625 tickets to the annual open house sold out in 24 minutes. But even if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The five relocated houses from the 1933/34 Chicago Century of Progress are an amazing time capsule of the future, from the past. All are technically owned by the National Park Service and leased to the current occupants, who have invested huge sums to bring them...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Wish we could get inside any of them. Worth the time to stroll along the road and see the different styles. A bit of history. Park in public lot and hit the beach right in front of these houses.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

During the Century of Progress Exposition that was a huge attraction in Chicago for the 1933 World's Fair, five houses were specifically built to showcase a variety of building materials and techniques. After the Fair closed, four of the houses were loaded on barges and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Tour these five "1933 World's Fair Homes" each fall. The National Lakeshore has partnered with Indiana Landmarks (indianalandmarks.org) and private residents to restore these homes to their 1933 condition. Terms of the lease make these homes available to the public one day per year, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

I love all things World's Fair, and I love that I get to see these houses all the time. They are right along the lake shore. You can cruise by and take a quick look, walk by, or even do a tour. They have added...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

I live in the desert, so seeing the homes along Lake Michigan was thought-provoking. The (must-read!) website, as well as the plaques along the road (for visitors not lucky enough to book the once-a-year tour a month before it happens), helped me realize what it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Five of the houses constructed as part of the 1933 "Century of Progress" World's Fair which were moved to Beverly Shores, Indiana survive and have been renovated in recent years. Once a year, the people who live in those homes and have restored them host...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed March 6, 2016

5 houses moved on barges here from Chicago. It would be nice to see these houses inside (you can do it only once a year when owners/renters let people inside). However, it is a treat to see them from outside, especially that pink Florida House...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
It's best to find out exactly when tickets are made available, because they sell out in minutes.