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The South Shore has everything you are looking for and more!

Located only 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, you can stay in Indiana's South Shore for nearly half the price and still enjoy the glamour and convenience of the big city!

We offer an array of places to stay and things to do. From the beach, to shopping, to lakefront casinos, we have something to offer everyone.

There is no place in the Midwest that rivals the South Shore for providing Las Vegas style adventure, entertainment, and action. Try your luck at one of the five lakefront casinos on Lake Michigan.  Ameristar, Horseshoe, Majestic Star I and II and Blue Chip each has a flair of its own, and regardless of which one you visit, you will be in for a great time of testing our luck at nearly 6,500 slot machines and 250 table games.

The South Shore is also home to the intimate 3,400-seat Star Plaza Theatre. Jerry Seinfeld, Patty LaBelle, Tim McGraw and B.B. King are just a few of the stars who have performed at the theatre. If you are looking for Broadway-style shows, then head over to the Theatre at the Center.  There is always a great line-up of popular and original shows performed by a talented cast. For non-stop comedy and dangerous fun, visit Tommy Gun’s Garage in downtown Chicago. You’ll be transported back to the Roaring Twenties at this audience-interactive “speakeasy,” where you can enjoy a delicious dinner, drinks and a hilarious musical comedy review. 

While here, make sure you tour some of the South Shore's hidden treasures. Taste-test the world's best gummies at Albanese Candy Factory, see a calf being born at Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure, take a journey through the Stations of the Cross at the Shrine of Christ's Passion, watch a bat being made from start to finish at Hoosier Bat, or visit the only war memorial that commemorates every U.S. conflict of the 20th century, Community Veterans Memorial.

Whatever your choice--elegant dining to traditional meals, Italian to Asian--your taste buds will love their stay here. These represent only a couple of the experiences your senses will devour when dining here.

While staying in the South Shore, you can also experience what Chicago has to offer, including must-see attractions such as the Willis Tower sky deck, Chicago River Architecture Cruise, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and more. We are also located only a short drive from popular Northern Indiana attractions including Notre Dame and Amish Country.

Ask about our Group Tour Packages. We feature daytrips, one or multi-day, and mystery trips. Contact the sales department at 219-989-7770 to start planning your group tour to the South Shore.

Spotlight South Shore

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"A Christmas Story" Comes Home

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

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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