Indoor Family Fun & Family Amusement Parks

     Whether you live in Northwest Indiana or plan to Visit – Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway for the weekend! Most of these venues have indoor arcades.
      You’ll want to visit Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Zao Island Amusement Center in Valparaiso, Funflatables (with 5 locations) Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park (Schererville); Jaks Warehouse (Indoor Theme ParkHighland); just to name a few.  
 
     
Spend your Weekends with the family for a weekend getaway in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows, museums and zoos, to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your summer weekend !
     Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art and Craft Fairs AND CRAFT BEER ! Folks might also like the live Concerts and full-fledged Festivals honoring our Nation’s Birthday on July 4th or our Nation’s Workers on Labor Day that have four full days held in Lowell Indiana, Hesston Steam Museum, and Michigan City Indiana. We even have lots of HISTORICAL EVENTS TOO!

   Inman’s Recreation Center, 3201 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN, Locally owned and operated since 1941, Inman’s offers the finest in recreational activities, excellent food and drink, as well at the capability of hosting any size event.
      Inman’s has something for everyone – 32 Lanes of Bowling! Activities include:  bowling, glow bowling, billiards, arcade, laser tag, indoor roller skating, miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, outdoor pavilion, karaoke & dancing, 219/462-1300. Click Here!
      Funflatables, Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron. FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor. Dyer: 219-322-5333; Valparaiso: 219-242-8432; Merrillville: 219-769-7707 ; Michigan City: 219-809-0888; Hebron: (219) 696-6666. Michigan City: 219-809-0888; Hebron: 219-696-6666. Find all 5 locations here!

Mind Benders  puzzles & games–  
Mind Benders is an all ages unique logic challenge game & brain teaser puzzle store offering over 600 items, most of which you won’t find in the big box stores. Bring the kids, there are always 4 tables set up to play games for free!  Come experience their personal service and give a demo a try! Located in Historic Downtown Whiting, only blocks from Whoa Zone at Whihala Beach Mascot Hall of Fame. They have in store are: * Logic Challenge Games *Brain Teaser Puzzles * Family Fun Games* New Jigsaw & Wood Crafted Puzzles * Early Development Aides * Fun Learning Essentials * Science * Engineering * Magic * Arts * Crafts * Fidgets *Cubes and much more… 1438 119th St., Whiting, IN 219-237-4386 or www.mindbenders.biz also on facebook (Click here)____________________________________________________________________________________________________

   Barker Mansion – 631 Washington, downtown Michigan City, 873-1520, former residence of local millionaire-industrialist, tours: Mon-Fri: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm (June 1-Oct 31), Sat & Sun: noon, 2 pm, closed on Holidays, $4/adults, $2/children 4-18, children 3 and under FREE.  For Complete Description Click here 
    Crown Point Fun Center,
Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, driving range and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. 1301 Merrillville Rd., Crown Point, (219) 663-3663. 
  Jak’s Warehouse, Laser Tag, Go-Karts, rock wall, Go karts,  arcade center, Bumper Cars, Ballocity, climbing skills, Wednesday is Family Fun Night, and our amazing Sky Trail, birthday parties! 221 Indianapolis Blvd, Schererville.  219-322-5257.
   Hesston Steam Museum, Watch for OUR Exclusive Coverage of the NEW GLACIER PASS Train Ride coming in 2019,
Hesston Steam Museum is an outdoor museum operated by the Laporte County Historical Steam Society in Hesston,  Indiana. Click HEre for more
      The Hesston Steam Museum is open several Holiday Weekends as well as every weekend in the Summer. Open 3 Days on Memorial Day Weekend and 4 Days on Labor Day  weekend 
SEE OUR COMPLETE SLIDE SHOW OF “OUR VISIT” – CLICK HERE!  
      John Dillinger Museum, closed.
   Mascot Hall of Fame,1907 Front St., Whiting, IN  Click here for Full Description
      Portage IMAX Theater – Portage 16 IMAX features 15 ALL digital Projection screens, D-BOX seating and 1 Digital IMAX screen. All theaters are stadium seating with high back rocking chairs. They have a massive spacious lobby, and mezzanine for relaxing before your movie. Free drink refills, and $.50 popcorn refills! Portage Indiana, 219-764-7469, 
     Sherwood Paintball Camp, 3497 N US Highway 35La Porte, Indiana, 219-325-8060
one of Indiana’s oldest and most famous paintball fields. Sherwood has over 80 acres to play on and boasts the largest castle in the Midwest. If you are a first time player or an experienced veteran you will find Sherwood’s fields the best around. Sherwood Paintball Inc.  is located in LaPorte, IN and is just a short 1hr drive from Chicago. Their Website click here.
     Region Escape Room, 1238 119th Street, across from Family Dollar. For more interesting info about RER, visit them online at http://www.regionescaperoom.com/ Click HERE FOR A FULL ARTICLE

   Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park, Fun for kids or just kids at heart! Open Jump, parties, SkyRobics, park rentals, corp. events, toddler & special needs times, field trips & fundraisers! 1035 Eagle Ridge Dr., Schererville, Indiana, Call (219) 227-3777.
   Zao Island Amusement Park, 1050 Horseprairie Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 2-18 hole miniature golf courses, batting cages, go-karts, bumper cars, lighted driving range, super slide, live alligators, indoor arcade, 219-462-1194, 
    “Zig Es Funland”  8176 Wicker Ave., St John, Indiana, go karts, Miniature Golf (18 Holes) Batting Cages, Snack Shop, Arcade, Lan Center, St. John,  219-558-0596.
   Whoa Zone water park,  Whiting Indiana, Complete Description, Click HERE.

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Sue Baxter