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Just 25 miles from the heart of Downtown Chicago, the South Shore is home to multiple lakefront casinos. South Shore casinos offer world-renowned live entertainment, decadent restaurants and exhilarating gaming. With on-site hotels or nearby accommodations, experiencing Vegas-style action along the South Shore will make for exciting getaways.
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Get Ready for the Holidays

Need an ugly Christmas sweater for the holiday pub crawls and parties? Here’s the place to find …more
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Free Root Beer at Figure Eight

Buy any sandwich and receive a free root beer at Figure Eight Brewing in Valparaiso.more

Casino Hotels

Looking for a hotel with entertainment on site? The South Shore has three lakefront casinos with attached accommodations. Majestic Star Hotel overlooks Lake Michigan and you are steps away from two casinos offering great gaming action and fine dining. The newly renovated Ameristar Hotel is a 15-story full-service luxury hotel that connects directly to the casino and pavilion. The Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa offers the 22-story Spa Blu Tower and the original 8-story Blue Chip Tower. With nearly 500 rooms, fine dining, 10,000 square foot spa and the spacious and comfortable casino all on one level, you will almost forget where you are and instead think you are in Las Vegas!  

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The Annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Award

Ameristar Casino Hotel

  • 777 Ameristar Boulevard
  • East Chicago, IN 46312

This full service luxury hotel features unmatched comfort and luxurious elegance, complete with such world-class amenities as a 35" television and 24-hour fitness center, as well as imported Italian … More

The Annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Award

Majestic Star Casino and Hotel

  • One Buffington Harbor Drive
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Region: Gary
  • Phone: (219) 977-7777 | Toll-Free: (888) 225-8259
  • Website | Email

It's a whole new game at Majestic Star Casino and Hotel. Enjoy a casino that kicks action, great dining and comfortable hotel accommodations. Majestic Star, your kinda place! … More

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa

  • 777 Blue Chip Drive
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Region: Michigan City
  • Phone: (219) 879-7711 x4831 | Toll-Free: (888) 879-7711

 

 

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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