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Visit the beautiful gardens along the South Shore like Taltree Arboretum and Gardens and International Friendship Gardens.
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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.

 

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

5/26/17 – 5/29/17
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is gearing up for one of its biggest and most popular annual sales, the Memorial Day Weekend...more

RailCat's Crawfish Fest

5/27/17
Don't miss the one-of-a-kind chance to chow down on mudbugs and all-you-can-drink beer! It's going to be a lot of fun! Get your...more

Hobart Summer Market on the Lake

6/1/17 – 8/31/17
Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic and gourmet foods, beer garden, local live...more

NW Indiana Sox Fans Night

6/30/17
The White Sox would like to invite all Indiana residents, their family, and their friends the opportunity to purchase specially...more

Fairy House Garden Exhibit

5/1/17 – 6/30/17
Back by popular demand! This trail of whimsical miniature gardens surrounds Heron Pond. Made from natural and recycle materials,...more

Bartlett's Annual Oyster Fest

5/28/17
Become Part of the Oysterfest Family! Bartlett's will be offering the traditional menu of pre-paid tickets for Oysters,...more

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Plan your camping trip

Enjoy full hook-up campsites, swimming, fishing, activities & the Summer Beach Family Fun Zone...more

KPMG Championship Ticket Special

Use GOLF NOW! Chicago's ticket promo code 2017WPGA for the KPMG Championship in Olympia Fields...more
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Thirsty Thursdays at Gary SouthShore

May 26 – September 4, 2017
Visit your Northwest Indiana Gerber Collision & Glass locations for reserved seat ticket vouchers every …more

 

 


South Shore Brewery Trail

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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
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
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
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
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