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Merrillville, Indiana

The 31 square miles that encompass the town of Merrillville were once densely covered with forest and inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians. Originally known as McGwinn Village, the town went through several name changes before it was named Merrillville, after brothers Dudley and William Merrill. In 1971, it officially became a town under Indiana law.

Merrillville offers visitors a wide variety of shoppingdining and entertainment options. There's also plenty for the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy.

In the summer, Deep River Waterpark offers "splashtastic" family fun, and in the winter, has ice skating and special events. Golfers can choose from two golf courses, Turkey Creek Golf Course and Innsbrook Country Club.

Visitors can immerse themselves in a performance at the Indiana Ballet Theater, roar with laughter at Wisecrackers Comedy Club, or move to the groove at a concert at the Star Plaza Theater.

For an educational adventure, visitors can explore the Merrillville Community Planetarium or the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Museum.

There is something for every palette available at the diverse restaurants in MerrillvilleT.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub is the place to get Irish favorites like corned beef and cabbage or shepherd's pie. Jelly Pancake House is known for serving unique homemade jellies like pina colada and jalapeno pepper. Culver'sChick-fil-A and Domino's Pizza are great options for a delicious meal when time is limited. Strack & Van Til has some of the best broasted chicken around, perfect for that summertime picnic in the park.

Merrillville offers an abundance of hotels to suit every style and meet every budget. The beautiful Radisson Hotel Star Plaza offers 343 rooms, meeting space, restaurants, bars and many more amenities. Other terrific hotels include Candlewood SuitesCourtyard by MarriotHilton Garden Inn MerrillvilleFairfield Inn & SuitesRed Roof Inn and Hampton Inn Merrillville.

For more information about Merrillville, please visit:

Town of Merrillville
7820 Broadway Avenue
Merrillville, IN  46410
219-769-4670
website

Crossroads Chamber of Commerce
255 West 80th Place
Merrillville, IN  46410
219-769-8180
website

 
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