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Welcome to the South Shore

Along Lake Michigan

Along the southern shores of Lake Michigan sits the South Shore's diverse landscapes, a region that is culturally varied and steeped in history and tradition.

A short trip from Chicago and other major Midwestern cities, the South Shore is the perfect place to relax and enjoy gracious hospitality.

Springtime kicks off the event season and offers the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Climb the sandy dunes, stroll miles of trails at Kankakee Sands or picnic among the formal gardens at Taltree Arboretum.

If spring showers bring you indoors, visit the South Shore’s theaters and galleries, or try your luck at one of our casinos.

Quiet escapes or exciting weekends, you'll find the perfect something along the South Shore.


Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

5/27/16 – 5/30/16
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is gearing up for one of its biggest and most popular annual sales, the Memorial Day Weekend...more

June Summer Wines Dinner

You will feel right at home in the comfortable and casual atmosphere of Pikk's Tavern in Valparaiso as you enjoy excellent food...more


Fair Oaks Farms, the nation’s premier agri-tourism destination, will host its 3rd annual Dog-A-Palooza. This special event was...more

Sinatra Forever

Sinatra Forever: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra is a concert that pays homage to the greatest singer of all time. This is not an...more

Deep River Waterpark Opening Weekend

5/27/16 – 5/30/16
Visit Deep River Waterpark for a SPLASHtacular season. On Memorial Day Weekend - get 2 for the price of 1 with their online...more

Renewing the Region

5/16/16 – 7/14/16
Hundreds of artworks will be on display with large keystone pieces by artist and collector Jeff Fink. Fink has been designing...more

Corn Roast

6/10/16 – 6/11/16
An old-fashioned street celebration around the Old Lake County Courthouse Lawn and Square, featuring great food, a beer garden,...more

Remington Water Tower Days

6/10/16 – 6/11/16
Festivities include a 5k walk/run, car show, parade, kids' activities, vendors, entertainment, food and petting zoo....more

Goodland Grand Prix

6/23/16 – 6/26/16
Visitors and participants are invited to enjoy numerous family-friendly activities, live music entertainment and more leading up...more

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Receive info on attractions, events & offers! Text SOUTHSHORE to 36000 or click the 3rd option here...more

Memorial Day Weekend

Find events, concerts, theater and festivals for Memorial Weekend from PanoramaNow...more
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Special Offers

Free Savings Passport at Lighthouse Place

January 1, 2013 – February 23, 2017
Present this coupon at the Information Center at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and receive a free Savings …more



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Uniquely South Shore
Northwest Indiana’s very own candy factory boasts the world’s best gummies! Tour the factory and experience your favorites being made, see the world’s tallest chocolate waterfall and sample some of the best candies around!…more
What began as a local newspaper’s effort to tell the compelling stories of Northwest Indiana men and women who sacrificed during the Civil War has evolved into a large-scale historical preservation effort. The joint partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project seeks to carry forward on hundreds of hours of community service that already have taken place. …more
Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms offers a fun family playground that everyone will enjoy! From the Dairy Adventure and Birthday Barn, to the Cheese Factory and Mooville, Fair Oaks Farms will keep the family entertained, and well-fed, for a full day of education and fun!…more
When a guest visits a hotel, restaurant, bank, or gas station, they rarely meet the manager or owner of the establishment. It's up to the front-line employee to make the customer's visit enjoyable.The R.O.S.E. Awards were created to recognize these "directors of first impression" who consistently work hard to make our lives easier. Guests & managers are able to nominate an employee who consistently "goes the extra mile."…more
Heavy industry carried the South Shore economy for decades. Now, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority tells a story about a community: it’s been built by steel but changing from tourism. Northwest Indiana’s appeal is its devotion to ensure new & already existing businesses succeed. Area leaders have teamed together to revitalize the mill towns and make Northwest Indiana the place people want to live & work. …more
Experience the journey of the Passion of Christ as never before in this interactive trail featuring 40 life-sized bronze statues. Experience the various Stations of the Cross with audio descriptions as you walk the winding pathway.…more
With five different casinos, Northwest Indiana offers much excitement and action along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! With decadent restaurants, world class entertainment and floors (and floors) of slots and table games, your night is just getting started when you test your luck at one of our casinos.…more
A breathtaking adventure awaits at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, home to a plethora of diverse natural resources. The National Park is comprised of more than 15,000 acres of sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, prairies, rivers, oak savannas, and woodland forests. It provides visitors with opportunities for bird watching, camping, 45 miles of hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.…more
Pierogi Fest, the pride of Whiting, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. The one of a kind parade and festival have received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.…more
This holiday season, The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature 6 animated displays featuring scenes from "A Christmas Story". The displays include: Higbee’s Department Store Window, Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It’s a Major Award, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s, the Bumpus Hounds, and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Herald Square Macy’s in New York City. …more
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