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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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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.

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.

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
Sep 20, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Portage, IN USA

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

Boney James:  Honestly Tour at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Boney James: Honestly Tour at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Jul 20, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Hammond, IN USA

Boney James: Honestly Tour July 20, 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

Happy Father's Day Starring Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly
Happy Father's Day Starring Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 15, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Hammond, IN USA

Happy Father's Day Starring Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly June 15, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

Happy Father's Day Starring Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly
Happy Father's Day Starring Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 16, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Hammond, IN USA

Happy Father's Day Starring Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly June 16, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

Minh Tuyet at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Minh Tuyet at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Next Month, Jun 24, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Hammond, IN USA

Minh Tuyet June 24, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 9:00PM

The Whispers at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
The Whispers at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Hammond, IN USA

The Whispers May 25, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

Three Funny TV Stars Starring Marlon Wayans And Friends
Three Funny TV Stars Starring Marlon Wayans And Friends things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 06, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Hammond, IN USA

Three Funny TV Stars Starring Marlon Wayans And Friends October 06, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

Thunder From Down Under at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Thunder From Down Under at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Sep 28, 2018 (Friday) Theater event in Hammond, IN USA

Thunder From Down Under September 28, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

Thunder From Down Under at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Thunder From Down Under at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino things to do on a rainy day in Merrillville, IN
Sep 29, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Hammond, IN USA

Thunder From Down Under September 29, 2018 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN 8:00PM

Affordable Suites of America Portage
Affordable Suites of America Portage
Hotel in Portage, IN USA
Currently as low as $78.99/night!

Affordable Suites America Portage is located in Portage 49 km from Chicago and 41 km from New Buffalo. Each suite at the property features a full kitchen with an oven stovetop refrigerator and microwave. Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Merrillville


Comfort Inn Hammond
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From $95 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Comfort Inn Hebron
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Comfort Inn & Suites Porter
Guest Score:
From $63 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Portage In
Guest Score:
From $88 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn & Suites Schererville
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From $99 / night.



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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