Five Frights for Halloween
Fall is the time to grab your flashlights and work up some courage because ghouls and goblins are in Northwest Indiana
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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 and 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 for your quiet escape or exciting weekend.

Pick your own apples and pumpkins at Northwest Indiana's u-picks and orchards. Taste the local flavors at all of the fall festivals. Take a drive along the lakefront or bike one of the many trails to see the beautiful fall colors of the Indiana Dunes. Enjoy craft beer at the region's many microbreweries. Finish your day relaxing at one of our hotels.

Whether you're looking for a quiet getaway or an exciting weekend, the South Shore has things to do for everyone.


Bison arrive in Newton County

10/21/16 – 1/31/17
Bison will once again be in Northwest Indiana, helping to manage and maintain the prairie restorations of Kankakee Sands. Come to...more

"Howl"oween in the Dunes

10am Zombie Hike. Okay, we actually won’t be looking for zombies, in fact we won’t even talk about them on this special...more

Hesston Ghost Train

10/15/16 – 10/30/16
Spooky fun for your young ones and the kid in you! While the activities start at noon, you can arrive early for breakfast with...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

Five Frights for Halloween

Grab your flashlights and work up some courage because ghouls and goblins are in NW Indiana...more

First Friday: Dia de los Muertos

November 4th, celebrate Dia de los Muertos with performances by Ballet Folklorico Tapatio...more

Visit County Line Orchard

The season is here! Enjoy a u-pick apple orchard, Kids Farm, corn maze, live music and family fun...more
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$25 Off Any Transportation Service

February 02 – December 31, 2016
Receive $25 off transportation with a 2 hour minimum service. Excludes airport service. Cannot be combined …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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