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Parks

Families can find parks throughout Northwest Indiana with playgrounds, trails, splash pads and more.

Take the kids to places such as Centennial Park in Munster, an eco-friendly environment with a dog park, walking paths and a playground. Visit Lemon Lake in Crown Point to play a round of disc golf, or splash at the Aquatic Play Center, fish and more at Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond.

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Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm

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

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

City of Hobart

  • 414 Main Street
  • Hobart, IN 46342

Come visit and see everything Hobart has to offer, a growing community with lakefront entertainment, historic downtown, beautiful parks and a large shopping mall all within a short driving distance. … More

Whiting Lakefront Park

  • East 119th St. & North Front St
  • Whiting, IN 46394
  • Region: Whiting
  • Phone: (219) 659-7700
  • Website

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

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

  • 6201 Parrish Ave.
  • Hammond, IN 46320
  • Region: Hammond
  • Phone: (219) 844-3188
  • Website

Self-guided trails allow the public to passively use the nature preserve. The Gibson Woods Environmental Awareness Center, built in 1984 with a grant from the Land and Conservation Fund, houses … More

Grand Kankakee Marsh

  • Hebron
  • Hebron, IN 46341

Located along the historic Kankakee River, the park is dynamically affected by seasonal flooding. This, along with different natural communities, provides ideal feeding in the fields for a variety of … More

Great Marsh

  • 500 South Broadway
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301
  • Region: Beverly Shores
  • Phone: (219) 926-7561
  • Website

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.Hike to the Great Marsh overlook, the trail is open year round. Visitors can also enjoy birding on the overlook. Hours: Area opens at 7 am and closes 30 … More

Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 1600 N 25 E
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Region: Chesterton
  • Phone: (219) 926-1952
  • Website

Hours: 7am to 11pm., swimming from 11am to 6pm. Fees: $7 for Indiana drivers, $12 for out-of-state drivers. Lot capacity: Plenty of parking. Amenities: Concessions, restrooms, lifeguard, picnic … More

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

Lake County Parks

  • 8411 E. Lincoln Highway
  • Crown Point, IN 46307

The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains the following park facilities: Buckley Homestead, Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, Deep River County Park, Deep River Waterpark, … More

Lemon Lake

  • 6322 W. 133rd Ave
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Region: Crown Point
  • Phone: (219) 769-PARK
  • Website

Located near Crown Point, Indiana, Lemon Lake is not only a great place for fishing, but also features a 403-acre park surrounded by picturesque woodlands, including 5 18-hole championship disc golf … 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

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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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