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One of the South Shore's historic attractions is Memorial Opera House which has been serving the community since 1893. Originally built as a memorial hall to pay tribute to Union soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War, they now have theater performances and concerts throughout the year.
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Christmas Bounty along the South Shore

Enjoy a variety of amazing, locally grown and made items that will surely enhance your Christmas …more
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Inn at Aberdeen $30 Off Per Night

The Inn at Aberdeen is offering $30 off per night with printed coupon from the website below. Not valid with …more

Cultural & Historic Attractions

Step into the past when you visit the many historic attractions throughout the South Shore. Buckley HomesteadChellberg Farm, Bailly Homestead and Barker Mansion are all long-standing homes that give visitors a view into the region's history. 

Wander to downtown Crown Point where you will find the historic Crown Point Courthouse, soon to be the home of the John Dillinger Museum. Just off the square sits the Old Sheriff's House, made famous for being the jail that Dillinger escaped from.

Stop by the Aquatorium at Marquette Park in Gary to view the history of the area's Tuskegee Airmen and Octave Chanute, the grandfather of flight.

Explore the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail and learn about the brave soldiers who fought for our freedom. The trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to learn more about and pay respect to their veterans. Included in the trail is the Memorial Opera House, built in 1893 by a local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm

  • Hwy. 20 & N. Mineral Springs Rd.
  • Porter, IN 46304
  • Region: Porter
  • Phone: (219) 395-1882

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore the 1820's fur trading post and 1900-era Swedish Farmstead. A trail winds through or by diverse habitats: the Mnoké‚ Prairie, Little Calumet … More

Buckley Homestead County Park A Living History Farm

  • 3606 Belshaw Road
  • Lowell, IN 46356
  • Region: Lowell
  • Phone: (219) 696-0769
  • Website

When Dennis and Catherine Buckley first settled in Northwest Indiana from Ireland in 1849 they would never have imagined that their farmstead would be of interest to visitors more than 150 years into … More

Community Veterans Memorial

  • 9710 Calumet & Superior Avenues
  • Munster, IN 46321

Dedicated to those who fight to preserve our freedoms. Memorials for WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm, set amidst landscapes of war-torn lands, linked by a memorial brick pathway and … More

Deep River County Park & Wood's Historic Grist Mill

  • 9410 Old Lincoln Highway
  • Hobart, IN 46342
  • Region: Hobart
  • Phone: (219) 947-1958
  • Website

One of the most beautiful parks in the South Shore, Deep River encompasses more than 1,200 acres on both the south and north sides of U.S. Highway 30 about 4.5 miles east of Interstate 65. Unique … More

John Dillinger Museum

  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Region: Hammond
  • Phone: (219) 989-7770 | Toll-Free: (800) 597-4383
  • Website

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RELOCATIONThe John Dillinger Museum will be closed as of July 23, 2014 to be moved to its new location in the historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, IN. Come on an … 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

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 statues, each … More

Barker Mansion

  • 631 Washington Street
  • Michigan City, IN 463602
  • Phone: (219) 873-1520

Carmelite Shrines

  • 1628 Ridge Road
  • Munster, IN 46321
  • Region: Munster
  • Phone: (219) 838-7111

Chaos Haunted and Historical Tours

  • PO Box 1831
  • Highland, IN 46322
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 714-3761
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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
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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