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Merrillville, Indiana

The 31 square miles that encompass the town of Merrillville were once densely covered with forest and inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians. Originally known as McGwinn Village, the town went through several name changes before it was named Merrillville, after brothers Dudley and William Merrill. In 1971, it officially became a town under Indiana law.

Merrillville offers visitors a wide variety of shoppingdining and entertainment options.

There's also plenty for the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy. Golfers can choose from two golf courses, Turkey Creek Golf Course and Innsbrook Country Club. In the summer on US Route 30, Deep River Waterpark offers "splashtastic" family fun, and in the winter, has ice skating and special events. Right next to Deep River, climb and zip through the trees at Edge Adventures.

Further east on US Route 30, stock up on snacks at Albanese Candy Factory and ChicagoLand Popcorn, right across the street from each other. There's also Cute as a Cupcake Cupcakery and Bake Shop to try.

For an educational adventure, visitors can explore the Merrillville Community Planetarium or the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Museum.

There is something for every palate available at the diverse restaurants in Merrillville. From Asparagus which offers a French-Asian fusion menu to Chick-fil-A, a great option for a delicious meal when time is limited. Veterans' Cafe serves up great food while helping veterans find work and learn new skills.

Merrillville offers an abundance of hotels to suit every style and meet every budget. Hotels include Baymont by Wyndham, Best Western Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites and many more.

Does your hotel room have a kitchenette? Strack & Van Til grocery stores have all you need to stock it plus some of the best-broasted chicken around, perfect for that summertime picnic in the park.

For more information about Merrillville, please visit:

Town of Merrillville
7820 Broadway Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

Crossroads Chamber of Commerce
255 West 80th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410