Lincoln Funeral Train Exhibit - October 8-11
View a replica of the train that carried President Abraham Lincoln's body across the United States...
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Welcome to Lake Michigan's South Shore in Indiana

Beauty, history, fun and excitement are yours to discover along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. Just a short 30 minute drive away from the heart of downtown Chicago, the South Shore is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gracious hospitality of the country's Midwest. Pick sweet, crisp apples at County Line Orchard or experience the Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Buckley Homestead. Enjoy the local flavor at festivals like Valparaiso's Brewfest or Hammond's Bizarre Bazaar.

If it's excitement you like, head to one of our four lakefront casino boats for the thrill of gaming. Take a drive along the lakefront or bike along one of the many trails to enjoy the beautiful fall colors at the Indiana Dunes then spend the night at one of our wonderful hotels. Sample craft beers at one of the region's many microbreweries. Whether you're looking for a quiet getaway or an exciting weekend, the South Shore has things to do for everyone.


Serenity Springs Sip and Stroll Open House Festival

You're invited to discover Serenity Springs while strolling the grounds and exploring the cabins. Nestled on 85 acres, Serenity...more

Munster Ale Fest

The town of Munster welcomes you to a most - anticipated fall event. Bring your taste for great beer and spirit for fun as...more

Deer Widows Weekend

11/13/15 – 11/15/15
In celebration of the thrill of the bargain hunt, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is hosting Deer Widows Weekend bash....more

Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale

10/9/15 – 10/12/15
Discover exceptional brands at extraordinary savings during our Columbus Day Sale....more


10/10/15 – 10/11/15
Beefing up the fest with a two-day weekend packed full of fall family fun, Fair Oaks Farms is bringing in Halloween Wars Season...more

Lincoln Funeral Train Display

10/8/15 – 10/11/15
On April 21, 1865, a train carrying the coffin of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln leaves Washington D.C., on its way to...more

Premium Outlets® Pink Event

10/1/15 – 10/31/15
During the month of Oct shoppers can make a donation to Susan G. Komen and enjoy special discounts from select stores. ...more

Star Plaza Princess Brunch

Carving station; made-to-order omelets; breakfast pastries; crispy chicken tenderloins; sweets and a spectacular chocolate...more


The Hobart Chamber of Commerce will be hosting BrOOFEST 2015 at the Radisson. They will be featuring local craft breweries and...more

Haunted Hotel Halloween Costume Bash

The Radisson Hotel Star Plaza is set to host their annual high-energy Halloween Costume and Dance Party with State of the Art...more

"A Christmas Story" Comes Home

11/7/15 – 1/3/16
The Indiana Welcome Center features six animated displays depicting scenes from the holiday classic "A Christmas...more

Planetarium Showings

12/5/15 – 12/12/15
Join Challenger for the Star of Bethlehem Show and Laser Holidays with all your favorite holiday songs to celebrate the season....more

Lincoln Funeral Train

View a replica of the train that carried President Abraham Lincoln's body across the United States...more

125 miles of trails

Fall is a beautiful time of year to hike or bike the trails throughout the South Shore......more
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Special Offers

25% Off Dragonflies Antiques in Lowell

March 6, 2014 – March 14, 2016
Receive 25% off glassware at Dragonflies Antiques & Accessories in Historic Downtown Lowell. Shop on …more



Lincoln Funeral Train

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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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