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Merrillville Tourism and Sightseeing
The greater Merrillville area is home to The Indiana Dunes -- featuring 15 miles of Lake Michigan coastline and 120-foot sand dunes in the Portage and Chesterton areas. Visitors to the dunes often come into Chesterton and Valparaiso for great dining and shopping. And with great hotels and bed & breakfast inns located near the beach and in the quaint towns, Indiana Dunes Country is a great place to enjoy a vacation and then take day trips to Chicago or Amish country.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes State Park Top Attraction!
Scenic in Chesterton, IN USA

Welcome to more than 2,000 acres of beach, marshes, swamps , forests and dunes. Hike to the top of Mount Tom, a sand dune that towers 192 feet above Lake Michigan. Hike diverse and wildlife-rich habitats. You'll also find camping, picnicking, showers, a snack bar, a camp store and in the summer, a gift shop and a swimming beach with lifeguards.


Zao Island
Zao Island Top Attraction!
Golf in Valparaiso, IN USA

It's an adventure for grown-ups and kids alike Two miniature golf course, go-carts, bumper cars, game room, batting cages, a giant slidethere's even an on-site pizzeria if you get hungry or just need a break from the action.

Brauer Museum of Art
Brauer Museum of Art Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Museum in Valparaiso, IN USA
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Wander through seven galleries filled with selections from the museum's permanent collection of more than 3,000 paintings, photographs, sculptures and more. The museum owns the largest known collection of works by Junius R. Sloan, a Hudson River School painter who lived and worked in the Midwest, and also owns a fantastic array of world religious art and Midwestern regional art from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Memorial Opera House
Memorial Opera House Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Theatre in Valparaiso, IN USA
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At the Memorial Opera House, the performance begins as soon as you enter. The building's old-school charm(like the stained-glass windows) is married to top-notch modern amenities(like a brand-new sound system).

Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden
Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Valparaiso, IN USA
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It's a 2.5-acre model railway garden that engages visitors in the amazing story of America's railroad. The railway lines include: Canyon, Mining, Mountain, Prairie, Steam Passenger, Steel Mills and the South Shore Line.There's even a 1920s-style railroad depot with vintage-style benches, panoramic views of the garden and a gift shop.


West Beach
West Beach Top Attraction!
Recreation in Portage, IN USA
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A bathhouse, a huge swatch of sand and a stationed lifeguard make this beach one of the most popular spots for enjoying Lake Michigan. If you are looking for inland fun, strike out from the beach and hike the Dune Succession Trail- it includes a boardwalk and 250 stairs to a spectacular overlook of the lake. The beach also has covered picnic shelters and grills.

Chesterton's European Market
Chesterton's European Market
Shopping in Chesterton, IN USA

Open-air market. Foods, jewelry, art, and more At this open-air market, you'll find artisan breads and pastries, gourmet foods, fresh produce, jewelry, art, clothing, gifts, on-the-go lunches and more. Enjoy live entertainment.

Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX + GDX
Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX + GDX things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Imax Theatre in Portage, IN USA


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
National Park in Porter, IN USA

National Park Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, authorized by Congress in 1966, is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois in the counties of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte in Northwest Indiana.


American English at Portage High School
American English at Portage High School things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 20, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Portage, IN USA

American English September 20, 2018 at Portage High School in Portage, IN 7:00PM

An Evening With The Isley Brothers
An Evening With The Isley Brothers things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 05, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Hammond, IN USA

An Evening With The Isley Brothers October 05, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

BRIAN WILSON presents The Christmas Album Live!
BRIAN WILSON presents The Christmas Album Live! things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Nov 30, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Hammond, IN USA

BRIAN WILSON presents The Christmas Album Live! November 30, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 19, 2018 (Wednesday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical September 19, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN 2:00PM

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 07, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical October 07, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN 2:30PM

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 15, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical September 15, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 16, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical September 16, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 20, 2018 (Thursday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical September 20, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN 2:00PM

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 23, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical September 23, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN 2:30PM

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 27, 2018 (Thursday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical September 27, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN 2:00PM

Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center
Ghost-the Musical at Theatre at the Center things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Sep 26, 2018 (Wednesday) Theater event in Munster, IN USA

Ghost-the Musical September 26, 2018 at Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN 2:00PM

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Merrillville

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Best Places to Stay in Merrillville


Candlewood Suites Merrillville
Guest Score:
From $80 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Comfort Inn Hebron
Guest Score:
From $95 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Comfort Inn Hobart
Guest Score:
From $62 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Homewood Suites Munster
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From $116 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Springhill Suites Chicago Southeast/munster In
Guest Score:
From $129 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Merrillville


The best time to visit Merrillville, Indiana is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Merrillville


Month Low Avg High
January 13.9 22.2 30.4
February 17.7 26.4 35.1
March 28.0 37.3 46.6
April 37.5 47.6 57.6
May 47.8 58.8 69.8
June 57.5 68.7 79.8
July 63.0 73.5 83.9
August 61.3 71.3 81.3
September 53.5 64.6 75.6
October 42.0 52.9 63.8
November 30.8 39.4 48.0
December 20.4 28.1 35.7

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