Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, events, and activities so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Carlson's Drive-In

 

Celebrating over 70 years, Carlson’s is still making root beer the old-fashioned way; creamy foam-topped root beer deliciously served in a tall frosty mug! Our carhops serve up 100% all-beef, bun-length hot dogs, the freshest ingredients and many homemade items, including homemade chili and BBQ pork, cooked to order the old-fashion way! Menu available online. Seasonal business: open daily at 10am, early Spring to early Fall.

Bubbles Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor and Pie Shoppe is across the street, serving their super-premium, hormone free ice cream.  They are already open for their 18th season,  7 days a week, noon to 9pm.

 

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    • 15 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
    • 46 Minutes to University of Notre Dame
    • 59 Minutes to Elkhart County

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