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Steam Through History Week

1909 Cobe Cup History

May 21st @ 2pm | Discover the fascinating origin of this precursor race of the Indianapolis 500 that ran through Crown Point, Cedar Lake, and Lowell. Admission is free for members, $2 for all others..

Steam Through History Week

Water/Ways Exhibition

In cooperation with Indiana Humanities, you are invited to examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element in the Smithsonian-curated exhibition, Water/Ways.

Steam Through History Week

Ride the Dewey Line

Enjoy steamboat rides on magnificent Cedar Lake while you discover resort-era history.

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.

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 his shoemaking skills from his grandfather in Cedar Lake?

• Or that the Amour Brothers would cut and harvest ice from Cedar Lake for their meatpacking company in Chicago?

• Or that Cedar Lake was a honeymoon hotspot in the early 1900’s?

• Or that 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 – our Museum is your escape to the past! 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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