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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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$3 off Growlers at St. John Malt Brothers

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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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Whiting Lakefront Park

  • East 119th St. & North Front St
  • Whiting, IN 46394

Whiting Lakefront Park is a destination point for all to enjoy, located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Visit Lakefront Park to experience trails, boardwalks, Whihala Beach and the newly … More

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

  • 450 West 100 North
  • Valparaiso, IN 46385

Formal gardens, prairies, woods and wetlands play host to concerts, special events and classes. Choose an activity or claim a quiet corner surrounded by 330 acres of natural inspiration. Themed … More

The Shrine of Christ's Passion

  • 10630 Wicker Avenue
  • Saint John, IN 46373

An interactive half mile winding pathway that begins with the Last Supper and Garden of Gethsemane. Journey through the Passion of Christ as never before. Featuring 40 life-size bronze sculptures, … More

Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brew Pub

  • 9750 Indiana Parkway
  • Munster, IN 46321

Three Floyds Brewing Company was established in 1996 by Nick Floyd with the intention of making "not normal" ales and lagers. Robust flavors utilizing sound techniques and the best ingredients, we … More

Tolleston Dunes Trail

  • Hillcrest Rd. & Dunes Hwy.
  • Portage, IN 46368

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.This scenic trail leads up and down the high ridges of the Tolleston Dunes, formed about 10,000 years ago when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than it is … More

Tommy Gun's Garage

  • 2114 S. Wabash Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60616

Give the password and be transported back to Chicago 1929! Audience interactive roaring 20's speakeasy dinner theater. Great food and hooch, along with singing, dancing and lots of dangerous fun! … More

Town of Cedar Lake

  • 7408 Constitution Ave.
  • Cedar Lake, IN 46303
  • Phone: (219) 374-7000

Buy local fruit and produce from the Lakeside Farmers Market. … More

Turkey Creek Golf Course

  • 6400 Harrison St
  • Merrillville, IN 46410

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

Valparaiso Events

  • 150 W. Lincolnway Suite 1006
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383

Join us in downtown Valparaiso for more than 80 days of events held in downtown Valparaiso: Chocolate Walk, Valparaiso Market, Outdoor Movies, Summer Rhapsody Music Festival, Food & Wine Festival, … 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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