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Situated along Lake Michigan and just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Indiana's South Shore is the perfect destination for your next meeting or event. Our centralized location along major thoroughfares like I-65, I-80/90 and US 30 make us easily accessible from all destinations.

The South Shore is home to several hotels and meeting facilities that will suit all your meeting needs. From traditional convention hotels, like the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, to elegant rustic settings, like County Line Orchard, there are plenty of locations to choose from for your next meeting or event.

Beauty, history, fun, and excitement await your attendees when they step outside of their hotel or meeting room. If excitement is what you crave, let the CVA help set up a trip to one of five lakefront casinos or check out top name entertainment at Horseshoe Casino or the Star Plaza Theatre.

If you desire a slower pace, let the CVA arrange a trip to one of our historic towns where attendees can shop for antiques and experience some of the amazing historical architecture available within our community.

Indiana's South Shore is only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago for recreational shopping. The CVA is happy to help arrange transportation for your attendees or spouses for a shopping trip down the magnificent mile.

If you are a lover of the outdoors, you will be right at home. It's all here, golfing, swimming, hiking, sailing, and fishing. With pro-level golf courses, and miles of beaches, trails, and sand dunes, the South Shore is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gracious hospitality of Northwest Indiana.

Along with the long list of attractions and activities, let our professional staff be there to provide you with creative and knowledgeable information to ensure that every meeting need is met with ease.

Peruse through the information on our website, download the Meeting Planner Guide or contact Kristen Thomas at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-554-2227 for more information. To submit a Request For Proposal, click here.

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A White Sox group outing is the perfect way to entertain clients, promote teamwork, or boost …more
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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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