Discover the trails at Indiana Dunes - click here!
Hike or bike the trails of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park to experience the beauty of the dunes..
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Welcome to the South Shore

Along Lake Michigan

Just a short 30-minute trip from Chicago's downtown, the South Shore is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gracious hospitality of the Midwest.

Lounge on the majestic sand dunes on the beach or take a leisurely stroll along more than 60 miles of trails at the Indiana Dunes. Spend your time here bird watching, enjoy an afternoon on a charter boat on Lake Michigan or take in one of the many other things to do along the South Shore.

If it's excitement you like, head to one of our four lake-front casino boats for the thrill of gaming. Visit a waterpark for a day full of family fun. Try one of our many excellent restaurants, stay at one of our wonderful hotels or take in a show and enjoy top name entertainment.

Find your quiet getaway or exciting weekend, here in the South Shore.


After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness

11/23/17 – 11/24/17
Enjoy extraordinary savings as the stores open early on Thanksgiving and into Midnight Madness. Thurs 6pm to 12am; Fri 6am-10pm....more

City of Whiting Illuminated Christmas Parade

The City of Whiting's Illuminated Christmas Parade will travel down 119th Street, starting from Calumet Avenue to Whiting City...more

Hobart Holiday Market

Enjoy a Sunday filled with shopping from our great vendors; baked goods by our very own Maria Reiner Senior Center....more

Fragile Codes and In the Abstract

11/6/17 – 1/6/18
FRAGILE CODES Artists Jason Bernagozzi and Eric Souther present video installations, sculptures and prints that borrow and...more

Crown Point Winter Market

A variety of holiday vendors will be available to get that Christmas shopping done! Don't forget to visit the Courthouse shops as...more

South Shore Brewery Trail App

Download the app to find craft breweries and brew fests plus get alerts on the latest brewery news...more

"A Christmas Story" Comes Home

Featuring six animated displays depicting scenes from "A Christmas Story" ......more

Sandhill Cranes Fall Migration

Watch as thousands of sandhill cranes visit the shallow marshes at Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Area...more
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Special Offers

Holiday Gift Certificates at the Center for

November 09 – December 24, 2017
Gift certificates for Sunday Brunch make the perfect gift.more



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