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Nature at its best

Discover the City of Whiting, nestled between Chicago and the shores of Lake Michigan. The historic downtown is flourishing with quaint shops, a historic movie theatre, a micro-brewery, and a wide variety of cuisine; all within walking distance. Explore Whiting Lakefront Park and the many family attractions and events, including the Pierogi Fest.

Explore the World of Mascots at the Mascot Hall of Fame, interactive children’s museum. Experience fully interactive, educational exhibits and events that celebrate mascot fun for children, adults, and sports fans.

Don’t miss the Albanese Candy Factory, or Whihala Beach and the WhoaZone for a fun family day.

Stop at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond to view their exhibits, purchase your gifts, or collect information about the area.

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Whiting

Historic city with family attractions

Discover the City of Whiting, nestled between Chicago and the shores of Lake Michigan. The historic downtown is flourishing with quaint shops, a historic movie theatre, a micro-brewery, and a wide variety of cuisine; all within walking distance. Explore Whiting Lakefront Park and the many family attractions and events, including the Pierogi Fest.

Explore the World of Mascots at the Mascot Hall of Fame, interactive children’s museum. Experience fully interactive, educational exhibits and events that celebrate mascot fun for children, adults, and sports fans.

Don’t miss Whihala Beach and the WhoaZone for a fun family outing!

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Gary

Home to Miller Beach, the Hard Rock Casino

Gary is home to the Hard Rock Casino, with their popular memorabilia and exciting restaurants, nightlife and casinos.  Gary’s famous Jackson Family is part of the story here.

Miller Beach and Marquette Park are places to explore the great outdoors, including the unique ecosystems found in the area.  Beach front, trails and picnic areas are available.

The Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education is also at this western edge of the Indiana Dunes National Park.  Even though the center is temporarily closed, the hiking trails are open.

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Saint John

The Shrine of Christ's Passion

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is an interactive half-mile  walk featuring 40 life-size bronze statues.  It begins with the last supper and Garden of Gethsamane and ends with the crucifixion and ascension

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Merrillville

Albanese Candy Factory and Outlet Store

Known for the World’s Best Gummies, be sure to stop and take a factory tour.  They make over 500 kinds of candy — including 51 kinds of gummies, chocolate, nuts, and everything in between.  Don’t miss the  giant chocolate fountain that flows from the ceiling.  You can choose between visiting the Factory Store and the Outlet Store, both in Merrillville.

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Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks Farms

Visit Fair Oaks Farms for tours of how modern dairy and pig farms operate. Interactive displays, birthing barn, 3D/4D movies and more encourage learning through their pig, dairy or crop adventures.  Buy award winning cheeses in their store, take advantage of seasonal activities such as the orchards, ice skating, and the winter forest of lights.  The cafe and farm-to-table restaurant offer a unique dining experience.

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