National Cat Day in the Region

There’s something for everyone in Northwest Indiana, but if you're a cat-lover you need to check out The Region Cat Cafein Merrillville! This one-of-kind cafe opened in December of 2021 and is a great place to warm up with one of their delicious fall-themed drinks, dessert and even cuddle with an adoptable cat. And- if you happen to fall in love- you might even find yourself taking home a furry friend…

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Snow Day Indoor Activities in Northwest Indiana

Winter is here, and you don’t want to be caught with the classic “I’m bored” coming from your little ones. Sure, being outside in the snow is fun for children and many teens, but it can only entertain for so long. So, here are some other ideas to get the family together, inside, and makingmemories! …

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Unique Shopping Spots in the Region

Skip the big name stores and check out some of these unique shopping stops throughout the region! 2 Old Goats Market in Cedar Lake has a wide assortment of repurposed antiques, artisan goods, jewelry, gourmet foods, and so much more! Whether you are looking for a gift, or something for yourself, it’s a great store to find something unique. Stop in for one of their many events they host such as workshops, celebration weekends, car and bike shows, and more…

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Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Northwest Indiana

Some days you want to spend a rainy day indoors, sipping tea and reading a book or binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows, but other days you want to get out of the house and explore the town while it’s cloaked in grey clouds! No matter if you are getting out with the kids, or need an adult day out, here are some ways to enjoy your rainy day in NWI…

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A Day with the Kids at Deep River Waterpark

As the last days of August slip away, my family and I were lucky enough to get in one last summer splash - literally - at Deep River Waterpark, on Route 30 in Crown Point. While our sons had been to the park before with friends, this was the first trip for my wife and I to this, or any, water park. We had a great time, but definitely have suggestions on how to make the next trip, whether it’s ours or yours, even better…

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Road Trip: Iowa to Indiana - Day Five, Visit to the South Shore

When I was little each summer we would always plan a fun family trip and more often than not, it would be a road trip. At the time, I was not the biggest fan of being in the car for hours, but today I appreciate the experience. I am excited to share the fun with my children! When we planned to visit Fort Wayne, Indiana this summer I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to plan some fun stops along the way…

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