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Bison arrive in Newton County

Come see a herd of 23 bison now roaming Kankakee Sands, introduced by The Nature Conservatory ...more

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2 Night Weekend Escape

Stay 2 nights checking in on Friday and departing on Sunday for $549.00 plus tax. Visit local shops and …more

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Hotel Packages


Visit any of our hotels' websites to give someone you love an overnight getaway. Click here to see our accommodations.


Dining Gift Cards


Lighthouse Restaurant, Cedar Lake, IN

Lucrezia, Crown Point and Chesterton, IN

Teibel's Restaurant, Schererville, IN

Call 219-865-2000. They will process your order and promptly ship your gift card to you. A two dollar shipping fee applies.



Albanese Candy Factory, Merrillville, IN
Chocolate and candy is a great gift to give someone to make their day.


Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City
Treat someone to a relaxing day at the spa or an elegant meal at William B's Steakhouse with a gift card from Blue Chip.

Cabela's, Hammond, IN

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Cabela's has plenty to offer from camping and clothing to hunting and fishing.


ChicagoLand Popcorn, Merrillville, IN
ChicagoLand Popcorn offers over 250 delicious flavors of gourmet popcorn. 

Deep River Waterpark, Merrillville, IN
What better gift to give a family with kids than passes to Deep River Waterpark for next summer.


Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks, IN
Give the gift of award winning cheese from Fair Oaks Farms.  Or if you can't decide what kind - give them a gift card.


Good to Go by Lucrezia
Purchase their high-quality olive, sesame and walnut oils.

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Michigan City, IN

If you're really lost with what to get someone, how about a gift card to shop for whatever they would like at Lighthouse Place? 

Gary's SouthShore RailCats Baseball, Gary, IN

For all the baseball fans on your list, how about a RailCats shirt or tickets to the game? 

The Shrine of Christ's Passion, St. John, IN

The Shrine's gift shop has a wide selection of spiritual gifts including artwork, figurines and CDs and net proceeds from your purchases sustain and support the upkeep and maintenance of the Shrine. 

South Shore Arts, Munster, IN
Add history, art and culture to your walls with a classic from the "South Shore" poster series.

State of Mind Salon and Day Spa, Crown Point, IN
Help someone find relaxation in their life through a gift certificate they can use for a massage, hair cut, facial and more.

Taltree Arboretum, Chesterton, IN

Give the gift of a membership.  Perks include discounted rates when taking classes, attending events, and participating in tours.


Theater and Music


Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Munster, IN

Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN



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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