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Enjoying holiday events, finding the perfect gifts and playing outside when it snows are just a few of the fun things to do this season
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Things to Do

There is so much to do along the South Shore of Lake Michigan, the possibilities are endless. Explore the beaches, trails, marshes, bogs, prairies and dunes at one of our county, state or national parks. View artwork from local and nationally known artists.

Feel the excitement of a live performance or find your next favorite craft beer or Indiana wineSplash at the waterpark, grab your ice-skates or pick apples creating memories with family and friends. 

 

 

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Marquette Park

  • 598 N. Grand Blvd.
  • Gary, IN 46403

Hours: Beaches are open from dawn to dusk daily - Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty 10am to 6pm. Fees: Parking for Beach - $3 Resident, $5 Non-Resident. Amenities: … More

Marquette Trail

  • County Line Road and Main Street
  • Gary, IN 46408

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Marquette Trail a multi-use trail that runs about 2 miles from County Line Road at West Beach on the east and Grand Boulevard on the west. The trail is … More

Midwest Training and Ice Center

  • 10600 White Oak Ave.
  • Dyer, IN 46311

Midwest Training and Ice is Northwest Indiana's largest state-of-the-art indoor training and playing facility for ice hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, cheer and dance. View their calendar here for … More

Mount Baldy

  • Highway 12 & County Line Road
  • Michigan City, IN 46360

The beach is open at Mount Baldy, however the dune at Mount Baldy remains closed for public safety and dune protection. Access to the beach is from the Mount Baldy parking lot via a designated trail … More

Munster Centennials Baseball

  • 1005 S. Centennial Dr.
  • Munster, IN 46321

The Munster Centennials vintage baseball team plays by the rules of the 19th century, just before and in the decades following the Civil War. The Centennials play their home games at Centennial Park … More

Munster Parks and Recreation

  • 1005 Ridge Road
  • Munster, IN 46321

Munster's 200-acre park features a golf course, clubhouse with banquet facilities, indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies, entertainment stage, 3-acre dog park, gardens, walking and bike paths, … More

Oak Ridge Prairie

  • 301 S. Colfax Street
  • Griffith, IN 46319

The Lake County Parks, through a land management plan which includes prairie plantings and prescribed burning, has restored hundreds of acres of the prairie. Oak Ridge Prairie offers stocked fishing, … More

Off Square Brewing

  • 11000 Delaware Parkway
  • Crown Point, IN 46307

At Off Square Brewing we strive to be just that—OFF SQUARE. We think and brew outside the box. Our tastes are eclectic, just like our beers. The passion of exploration and imagination will come … More

Olympia Lanes

  • 4150 Calumet Avenue (I-90 & U.S. 41)
  • Hammond, IN 46324

Complete with game room, deli and lounge, Olympia Lanes is where you will find family fun for all ages. Home of the PBA Tour, 40 lanes computerized scoring makes everyone a pro. Located across the … More

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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
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
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
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
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