Area Attractions

steam train rides, steam tractor demos, steam-powered saw mill & crane, steam powered electric generating plant, food stands, flea market, and more.

Hesston Steam Museum is a unique outdoor museum featuring one of the most varied collections of steam equipment of its kind in the country. The collection includes stationary and traction engines, a steam-operated sawmill, and steam train rides on full-sized and scale model locomotives through 155 acres of natural meadows and forests. Open weekends with special events Memorial Day, Labor Day, and 2nd weekend in August.

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Plaza 618 is a centrally located facility in historic downtown LaPorte. The plaza features areas to sit, relax, dine, enjoy events and entertainment, and interact.

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A newly renovated playground with multi-generational equipment, inclusive features, and a splash pad for all kids. 

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A 3 day biking, running, walking event to raise funds for local cancer patients and their families.

 a rare and extensive gun collection as well as a rare car collection.

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is home to several permanent exhibits including:

  • W. A Jones Collection of Ancient Weapons – encompassing nearly 850 weapons purchased all over the world.
  • Kesling Auto Collection – consisting of more than 30 vintage automobiles ranging in age from a 1903 Winton to a 1982 DeLorean.
  • Belle Gunness Display – A serial killer believed responsible for as many as 40 murders between 1884 and 1908.
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Orchards, Blueberries and Farmers Markets. Northern Indiana’s LaPorte County offers a scenic drive through the countryside. In Autumn, find the perfect pumpkin patch! During the spring and summer, visit a u-pick orchard for homegrown fruits and vegetables and in winter, it’s the place to shop for your Christmas tree.

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Golf Courses

La Porte offers three beautifully landscaped and challenging golf courses. The city-owned Beechwood Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course built in the early 1930’s as a gift from the Fox family

Fuel Pricing

  • 100LL FS $3.85
  • 100LL SS $3.70
  • Jet-A $3.28
  • Jet-A 300 gals+ $3.03
  • 90REC $3.35