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The Grand Old Lady on the square in Crown Point is home to museums, shops and a beautiful banquet hall.
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Crown Point Courthouse

Towering above the square in downtown Crown Point, Indiana, the Lake County Courthouse is still the focal point of this historical area. Today, instead of the Romanesque and Georgian style building being the center of the county government, the "Grand Old Lady" houses shops, The John Dillinger Museum, the Lake County Historical Society Museum, the Maki Ballroom and professional offices.

Noted by architects as one of the finest architectural expressions in Indiana, the interior as well as the exterior of this 125 year-old building has been faithfully restored to its original grandeur.

The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an educational and historic experience using John Dillinger and other era criminals as examples of what happens to people who engage in criminal activity. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.

The Lake County Historical Society Museum houses many historical artifacts and documents that represent the history of Lake County and specifically Crown Point. The museum encompasses approximately 6,000 square feet with collections of clothing, military uniforms, Native American artifacts, tools, photographs, and documents representing every city and town in Lake County.

John Dillinger Museum

  • Old Lake County Courthouse
  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 989-7979
  • Website

The John Dillinger Museum is located in the historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Ind. Come on an interactive historical adventure illustrating the life and times of John Dillinger and … More

Mescolare - Gourmet Store

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 663-6095
  • Email

Mescolare means "to mix" in Italian. Mescolare carries a variety of gourmet foods primarily from small companies and unique kitchenware. Enjoy the shop and take something home to make or give. … More

Antique Vault & Records

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (779) 227-1172

Geppetto's Toys & Togs

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 662-1321

Heidi's House of Clock Repair

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 779-9662

Lake County Historical Museum

  • Courthouse Square, Suite 202
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 662-3975

Leftovers Antiques

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (865) 455-4766

Nordikreations

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point

Prairie House Primitives

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 718-7648

The Candy Cove

  • Old Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Phone: (219) 663-8174

The Little Pink Shop

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 663-0789

Toys in the Attic

  • 1 Courthouse Square
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 262-7529

 

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