Gary/Miller Beach, Indiana
Gary, located on the South Shore of Lake Michigan, is the second largest city in Lake County. Gary offers many fascinating historical sites and entertainment options in addition to the beautiful Indiana Dunes.
Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park span 25 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline from Gary to Michigan City and offer 45 miles of trails through tranquil forests, intriguing wetlands, expansive prairies, rambling rivers and of course, majestic dunes. Hard Rock Casino offers superior gaming, delicious dining and its signature rock memorabilia. Baseball fans will enjoy watching the SouthShore RailCats play professional minor league ball at the beautiful U.S. Steel Yard.
The Miller Beach neighborhood, on Gary's far eastern side, has wonderful restaurants for your dining pleasure. Pizza lovers will enjoy the Miller Pizza Company and Flamingo Pizza. If casual fine dining is your preference, Captain's House is a local favorite with unique flavors, fresh seafood and a versatile menu.
Along Lake Michigan's shoreline, Wells Street Beach offers the closest beachfront parking and and concession stand. Marquette Park, constructed in the early 1920s, boasts a beautiful pavilion, sand dunes, wetlands, ponds and 1.4 miles of white sand Lake Michigan beaches. The Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium, built in 1921, serves as a museum honoring the father of flight, Octave Chanute, and the Tuskegee Airmen.
Love of the arts is celebrated throughout Gary. Miller Beach Arts and Creative District bring together exhibits, events, music, a farmers' market and more to the region. Lake Street Gallery in Miller, featuring original works by local artists and craftsmen, specializes in art inspired by the Indiana Dunes and the shores of Lake Michigan.