Indiana Welcome Center » Hammond

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
05/27/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Memorial Day Parade - Hammond
Cavalier Inn, Hammond IN
05/28/2019
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Butterfly Basics,
Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Hammond IN
05/28/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/29/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/30/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
06/04/2019
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Nature’s Bouquet Walk,
Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Hammond IN
06/04/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/05/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/06/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
06/07/2019 - 06/08/2019
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Live in the Ville Car Show
Downtown Hessville, Hammond IN
06/07/2019 - 06/08/2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Live in the Ville Festival - Car Show
Downtown Hessville, Hammond IN
06/07/2019
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint Demetrios Greek Fest
Saint Demetrios Church, Hammond IN
06/08/2019
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint Demetrios Greek Fest
Saint Demetrios Church, Hammond IN
06/09/2019
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint Demetrios Greek Fest
Saint Demetrios Church, Hammond IN
06/11/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/12/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/13/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
06/15/2019
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Eat, Shop Rock Festival Hammond Indiana
Downtown Hammond, Hammond IN
06/18/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/19/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/20/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
06/20/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Jam Night
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
06/25/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/26/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/27/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
07/02/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/03/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/04/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
07/09/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/10/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/11/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
07/13/2019
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venetian Nights - Hammond Marina
Hammond Marina, Hammond IN
07/16/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/17/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/18/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
07/18/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Jam Night
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
07/19/2019 - 07/22/2019
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Festival of the Lakes
Wolf Lake Memorial Park, Hammond Indiana
07/23/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/24/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/25/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
07/30/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/31/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/01/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
08/06/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/07/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/08/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
08/13/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/14/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/15/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
08/15/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Jam Night
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
08/20/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/21/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/22/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
08/27/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/28/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/29/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
09/03/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/04/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/05/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
09/10/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/11/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/12/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
09/17/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/18/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/19/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
09/19/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Jam Night
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
09/24/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/25/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/26/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
10/01/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/02/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/03/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
10/08/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/09/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/10/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
10/15/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/16/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/17/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
10/17/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Jam Night
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
10/22/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/23/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/24/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
10/29/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/30/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/31/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
11/05/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/06/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/07/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
11/12/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/13/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/14/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
11/19/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/20/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/21/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
11/21/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Jam Night
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
11/26/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/27/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/28/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
12/03/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/04/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/05/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
12/10/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/11/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/12/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
12/17/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/18/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/19/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
12/19/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday Night Jam Night
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN
12/24/2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Controlled Pilots
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/25/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Ballroom Dancing
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
12/26/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Acoustic Jam Open Mic
Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond IN

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Indiana Welcome Center

Home 7770 Corinne Drive Hammond IN 46323 United StatesWork Phone: (219) 989-7979Work Phone: (800) 255-5253Website: http://www.southshorecva.com/about-south-shore/indiana-welcome-center/
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Biographical Info

Stop by the Indiana Welcome Center if you are visiting the South Shore area or just passing through. While you stretch your legs, you can view the unique building structure, enjoy the different exhibits in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall and browse the gift shop.  You can also pick up a lot of information about all there is to see and do, not only in the South Shore area, but brochures from all over Indiana.

The building design encompasses some of the main, most memorable images of Northwest Indiana and uses them in the building language. The solution is as diverse as the community itself; its people, the natural environment, and man made developments.

The structure starts with the most dominant natural feature in our area, Lake Michigan. The large exhibition space is created with the form of stainless steel “waves” glistening in the sun. These waves crash into the undulating “sand dunes” which are juxtaposed to the industry; Steel denoted in the gray office form (second story) and the smoke stacks of the entry canopy. The natural terrain then rolls into the plains and farms, which is bordered to the south by the free flowing Kankakee river depicted in the south facade of the building.

From this, the composition has sculpted a structure that symbolically tells the story of the area, houses the necessary functions for the Welcome Center, and leaves one with an image unseen elsewhere.

Let us think of water, waves, sand dunes, industry, farming, rivers, and last of all, the people of our region. What we have is as unique and singular as the South Shore.

 Visit us at the Indiana Welcome Center to find:
  • Free Travel Brochures & Maps
  • Restrooms with Baby Changing Tables
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Gift Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Picnic Area
  • Pet Exercise Area
    Copies of PanoramaNOW Entertainment Magazines
    Location:

Off of I-80/94 on Kennedy Ave. South
7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, Indiana

Hours:
Labor Day up to Memorial Day
Everyday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer – Memorial Day up to Labor Day
Everyday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
(Building closes at 5:00 pm on July 4th)

Extended hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Call 800-ALL-LAKE or 219-989-7979 for exact times.

Days closed:
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Phone:
219-989-7979 or 800-ALL-LAKE

W. F. Wellman Exhibit Hall6500 sq. ft. of contemporary exhibit space fashioned after the rolling waves of Lake Michigan. Varying exhibits from Model A Fords to “A Christmas Story” window displays to a steel-framed house have all called the Exhibit Hall home. Admission is FREE. Call 219-989-7979 for a complete schedule of upcoming events.

“A Christmas Story” Comes HomeEvery November and December, the Exhibit Hall hosts “A Christmas Story” Comes Home featuring window displays from Macy’s in New York, photos with Santa (see site for Santa dates and times), and themed events like the Oh Fudge Relay Race.

South Shore Gift Shop – temporarily closed for renovationsThe gift shop includes vintage South Shore Line posters, “A Christmas Story” movie memorabilia, Region Rat T-shirts, Albanese gummies plus Indiana and Chicago postcards, mugs, and key chains.

The In-Vision Theater
The theater is available for corporate meetings and group rentals. Contact us at 219-989-7770 to reserve a space.There are also five films available in the theater for visitors to watch by request. Films include “Everglades of the North,” a 24-minute documentary on the history of the Grand Kankakee Marsh; “Indiana Dunes: Child of the Northwest Wind,” an orientation film to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; US Steel “Big Stuff: Earth,” a short film covering steel manufacturing; ArcelorMittal’s “Forging Ahead,” an exploration of the steelmaking process; and a unique view of The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms.
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Updated 7 months ago.