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Things to Do

Family Fun

Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor activities to enjoy between games, you can find them along the South Shore of Lake Michigan!

Walk miles of hiking trails or swim and dig at the beaches of Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park. See a map of all the beaches in the area here.

Cool off on the slides or wavepool at Deep River Waterpark (discounts available here). Check out the bison at Kankakee Sands or stroll the gardens at Gabis Arboretum or Friendship Botanic Gardens.

Kids 9 and younger can open their imagination at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center, offering indoor and outdoors activities.

For indoor fun, check out all the fun you can have in Schererville at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, JAK'S Warehouse Family Fun Center or Up Your Alley entertainment facility.

Don't forget to get some treats Albanese Candy, ChicagoLand Popcorn or Cute as a Cupcake!

We recommend calling ahead wherever you go to confirm the location's hours and if they have any restriction such as requests to wear face masks.

For more things to do, click here or for restaurants click here. We also have a page with outdoor dining options here.

Outdoor Activities

Indiana Dunes

Learn about the Indiana Dunes State and National Parks. Find things to do, camping and hotels.
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Deep River Water Park

The South Shore's premiere waterpark, Deep River opens each summer on Memorial Day weekend. Families from miles away come each summer to enjoy the...
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Bison at Kankakee Sands

The Nature Conservancy has an extensive bison conservation program, with herds now found on 13 preserves throughout the country. Kankakee Sands is the...
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Public Gardens

The South Shore has a number of public spaces featuring formal gardens, Japanese gardens, prairies, woods and wetlands. These grounds play host to...
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Beaches

There are miles of beautiful beaches in Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan, including the Indiana Dunes beaches. 
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Biking & Hiking Trails

Northwest Indiana and parts of Eastern Illinois contain 125 miles of biking and walking trails.
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Family Attractions

Albanese Confectionery

For over 30 years Albanese has been making the World's Best Gummies, chocolates, and fresh roasted nutmeats. Stop on by; we promise your taste buds...
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Up Your Alley

We offer a boutique bowling experience where an upscale restaurant and bar collide with an entertainment facility. Enjoy 50,000 sq. ft. filled with 20...
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JAK'S Warehouse

JAK'S Warehouse is Northwest Indiana’s premier Indoor Family Fun Center! Located on Route 41 in Schererville next to Omni Health and Fitness, JAK’S...
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Fair Oaks Farms Adventure Center

Agritourism's "Disneyland" offers behind-the-scenes tours of how modern dairy and pig farms operate. Enjoy interactive displays, birthing barn, 3D/4D...
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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

We're the originators of wall-to-wall aerial action, and we never stand still. We have amazing freestyle trampolines, rock climbing, a Warrior Course,...
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Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center

Creative, imaginative fun and play! Hands-on activities in 12 kid-sized pretend settings ideal for ages 9 and younger. Kids never know they’re...
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ChicagoLand Popcorn

ChicagoLand Popcorn offers more than 250 seasonal flavors of delicious freshly popped gourmet popcorn. Our unique technique infuses the flavor of 100%...
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Cute as a Cupcake! Cupcakery & Bake Shop

At Cute as a Cupcake! Cupcakery & Bake Shop, we specialize in all things cupcakes! All of our cupcakes are handcrafted and baked from scratch. We...
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Deep River County Park & Wood's Historic Grist Mill

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...
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Dig the Dunes Trail Stop

Dig the Dunes Trail Stop is the only location along the shores of the Indiana Dunes National Park where you can enjoy beer, wine, a light bite, or a...
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