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Merrillville Things to Do

Visitors to Merrillville can choose from a variety of fun, family-friendly things to do, including splashing down water slides, enjoying the ballet, taking in a fabulous concert or shopping at Merrillville's fabulous selection of stores.

Attend a fantastic array of productions and performances put on by the Indiana Ballet Theatre or see popular musical groups and well-known theatrical performances at Star Plaza Theatre. Laugh until your sides hurt at Wisecrackers Comedy Club or jam to a live band at T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub.

Spend a warm summer day floating on the Bayou River Ride or shooting down the Dragon Speed Slides at Deep River Waterpark. Let the kids bounce to their heart's content at Funflatables in Southlake Mall.

Spend the day hitting the links at Merrillville's Turkey Creek Golf Course. Learn about the planets at Merrillville Community Planetarium or about the town's history at Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Museum.

Visitors can always find something fun to do in Merrillville!

 

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ChicagoLand Popcorn

  • 5470 E. US 30
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 940-1140
  • Website

ChicagoLand Popcorn offers more than 250 seasonal flavors of delicious freshly popped gourmet popcorn. Our unique technique infuses the flavor of 100% real ingredients into our popcorn for … More

Deep River Waterpark

  • 9001 E US Hwy 30
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 947-7850
  • Website | Email

Located just off I-65 on US Hwy 30 you'll find the Midwest's Favorite Waterpark!  Deep River Waterpark is one of the Midwest's largest outdoor water parks and features activities for all ages. Wave … More

Indiana Ballet Theatre

  • 8888 Louisiana Street
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 755-4444
  • Website

Indiana Ballet Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to giving the community exposure to the world of dance through performance, outreach and education.   … More

SS Constantine and Helen Cathedral

  • 8000 Madison St
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 769-2481
  • Website

Enjoy delicious authentic Greek food, pastries, carnival rides, beer garden and live music at the Merrillville Grecian Festival in July. … More

T.J. Maloneys Authentic Irish Pub

  • Interstate 65 and US 30
  • 800 East 81st Avenue
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 755-0569
  • Website

Home of traditional Irish food, beverage and hospitality in Northwest Indiana - T.J. Maloney’s Authentic Irish Pub is one of the area’s top social destinations for meeting with friends, family and … More

Turkey Creek Golf Course

  • 6400 Harrison St
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 980-5170
  • Website

When Turkey Creek Golf Course was added to the Lake County Park system in 1977, there was lots of work to be done. The old pro shop was razed and a new maintenance building constructed. The park … More

Bar Louie

  • 8239 Georgia Street
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 793-9340

FunFlatables

  • 1923 Westfield-Southlake Mall
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 769-7777

Innsbrook Country Club

  • 6701 Taft Street
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 980-9143

Merrillville Community Planetarium

  • 199 East 70th Avenue
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 650-5486
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