Hammond, Indiana stands as the first industrialized city in Lake County. While a lot has happened since the city was founded, one thing that hasn't changed is Hammond's role as a fun, vibrant addition to the Chicago area.
Hammond is home to great entertainment options such as live performances at Towle Theater, as well as gaming and dining at the Horseshoe Casino. Shopping is also a treat in Hammond, with unique antique and furnishing stores, as well as an 185,000 square foot Cabela's retail showroom for the outdoorsman in the family.
Speaking of the great outdoors, the Lost Marsh Environmental Recreation area includes a 330-acre championship golf course, a youth golf academy, and an idyllic nature preserve. If fun on the water is more your style, Wolf Lake provides all the lakefront pleasure you need, and is nationally recognized as one of the best places for windsurfing in the United States.
During your visit to Hammond, stop in the Indiana Welcome Center to find out about things to do throughout the South Shore. The building also features different exhibits throughout the year such as "A Christmas Story" Comes Home.
Whether you prefer indoor exhibits or outdoor excursions, you'll find plenty of things to do in Hammond, Indiana, one of the great cities along the South Shore of Lake Michigan.