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Cedar Lake History

Discover the Dewey Line

Ride the Dewey Line at Lassen’s Resort. Choose a steamboat ride or sunset dinner cruise and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

Don’t miss our special events:

  • July 24th – Steam Through History Day
  • July 31st – Steamy Side of Cedar Lake (21+ cruise)
Culinary Anthropology

Community Art Show

July 18th: “Finding Your Place in Cedar Lake History” Art Classes with Tom Liubakka (multiple times)

July 26th: Artist Reception (6:00-8:00 pm)

Culinary Anthropology

Speakeasy Summer Social

The 1920’s Come Alive on the Lake: Dust off your glad rags and join us for a night that’s sure to be the bee’s knees. Save $10 per ticket with the early-bird discount through August 1st. Registration is required.

Cedar Lake Museum Tours

The Story of Cedar Lake

Step into Lassen’s Resort Hotel and experience our imaginative, fun-filled exhibits that captivate your senses. Tours available Thursday through Sunday for $5 per person (ages 5 and up). Complimentary admission for museum members.

Cedar Lake Museum Tours

Support Us by Recycling

Midwest PGM has partnered with us in support of Steamer Dewey. When you drop off your scrap metal for recycling, you can choose to donate your payout to the museum. Just tell the staff that your cash should be donated to The Museum at Lassen’s Resort. It’s that simple. Save the environment and support the Dewey Line:

The 1920s Come Alive

Invite your family and friends together for your event in our unique venue that brings the resort era to life. Read our Rental Agreement Policy for full details. The rental process begins by checking for availability.

Did You Know?

• World-renown Dr. William Scholl learned shoemaking skills from his grandfather in Cedar Lake.

• The Amour Brothers would cut and harvest ice from Cedar Lake for their meatpacking company in Chicago.

• Cedar Lake was a honeymoon hotspot in the early 1900’s.

• The Cobe Cup race route, the precursor to the Indianapolis 500, ran through Cedar Lake.

Whether you come to Cedar Lake to learn or to lounge – the 1920’s Come Alive on the Lake. Want to know more? Ask our historian.

Resort Gift Shop

Get your Cedar Lake resort wear online or visit our general store resort souvenir and sweet treat shop featuring candy and ice cream inside the Museum.

M@LR Apparel


Choose from Museum at Lassen’s Resort, Resort Life Rocks, Dewey Line Crew, Taylor Ice Truck, or Skate Your Date graphic t-shirt. Available in adult sizes.

Dancing Under the Stars


Support the museum when you purchase books, posters, pins, ornaments, stickers, or toys. Note: Pub glasses must be purchased at the museum.

Images of Cedar Lake

Embroidered Wear

Our Lands’ End Business storefront carries The Museum at Lassen’s Resort polos and outerwear. Online shopping only.

Lassen’s: 100 Years Later

“I love being able to see so much of Cedar Lake’s History! Some I remember and the rest is great to see… Without spending some time in the museum you really can’t understand much of what it took to build the lake into the town!”

Richard via Facebook

“The Museum was way better than I even thought it would be! I’ve lived in Cedar Lake for many years but never came before. I loved the steamboat, and so did my kids… The way that the whole museum is set up and divided into rooms is just genius and beautiful.

Steam Through History participant

From the perspective of a new member to the town and lake, it was a fantastic experience! The history of the lake and the surrounding communities (unfiltered) made it an easy decision to want to be part of Cedar Lake Indiana!

Bob via Facebook

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