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A brilliant overview of one the area’s popular casinos and the Hammond Marina, peppered by the Chicago skyline in the background.
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South Shore Trails

Fall is a beautiful time of year to hike or bike the trails throughout the South Shore...more
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15% Off at Super 8 Motel Merrillville

Get 15% off of the rack rate when booking your overnight stay at Super 8 Motel in Merrillville. Not valid …more

Casinos

Located along beautiful Lake Michigan, the South Shore's lakefront casinos rival no other in the Midwest for excitement and action! Test your luck at one of the casinos: Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Ameristar Casino East Chicago, Majestic Star Casinos and Hotel in Gary and Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. These dockside casinos are open 24 hours a day and have thousands of slot machines, table games, video poker and keno.  The action doesn't stop there; South Shore casinos feature upscale restaurants, live entertainment and special events year-round. 

 

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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
  • Region: East Chicago
  • Phone: (866) 711-GAME | Toll-Free: (866) 711-GAME
  • Website | Email

With over 56,000 square feet of casino floor, the Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago gives guests even more opportunities to win big in their spacious, comfortable, and friendly gaming environment. … 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
  • Website | Email

Take an escape at Northwest Indiana's premier gaming destination. Play in our 65,000 square foot gaming vessel. We offer free admission, complimentary valet service, restaurants and a free parking … More

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

Horseshoe Casino Hammond

  • 777 Casino Center Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46320
  • Region: Hammond
  • Phone: (219) 473-7000 | Toll-Free: (866) 711-SHOE
  • Website

Where entertainment knows no bounds. Come and experience true Vegas action without the inconvenience of a crowded plane flight. With award-winning restaurants, incredible nightlife and electrifying … 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

Hoosier Park - Merrillville

  • 7610 Broadway
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Region: Merrillville
  • Phone: (219) 755-0000

 

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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