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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
04/17/2021
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fishing Derby
Hammond Marina, Hammond IN
04/22/2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Health and Wellness Fair
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
04/27/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Restaurant Crawl
Downtown Highland, Highland IN
05/01/2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gibson Woods Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
oak ridge prairie, griffith in
05/01/2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Munster Car Show
05/01/2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Megabeatles Live at Gino's Banquets
Gino’s Restaurant, Merrillville IN
05/07/2021 - 05/08/2021
All Day
Hunt & Gather Market
Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point IN
05/08/2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Annual Plant & Rummage Sale
Aquatorium at Marquette Park, Gary IN
05/09/2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mother's Day Brunch
Centennial Park Amphitheater, Munster IN
05/13/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville IN
05/15/2021
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cash For Clutter Munster Garage sale -
Munster Pool Parking Lot, Munster IN
05/15/2021
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Trash or Treasure Garage Sale
Festival Park, Hobart IN
05/21/2021
All Day
Gary Southshore Railcats Baseball Game - Bike Night
Gary Railcats, Gary IN
05/25/2021
7:00 pm
Mother - Son Night at Gary Southshore Railcats Game
Gary Southshore Stadium, Gary IN
05/27/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
05/31/2021
3:15 pm
Railcats Multi-Sport Double Header
Gary Railcats, Gary IN
06/03/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
06/09/2021 - 06/13/2021
All Day
Dyer Summerfest -
Pheasane Hills Park, Dyer IN
06/10/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
06/10/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville IN
06/12/2021
All Day
Camp out with Rusty at the Gary Southshore Railcats Baseball Game
Gary Railcats, Gary IN
06/13/2021
All Day
Rusty's Birthday at Gary Southshore Railcats Baseball Game
Gary Southshore Railcats, Gary IN
06/17/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
06/22/2021
All Day
Boots and Beauties at Southshore Railcats Baseball Game
Gary Southshore Railcats, Gary IN
06/24/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
06/25/2021
All Day
Christmas In July at Railcats Game
Gary Railcats, Gary IN
07/01/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
07/02/2021 - 07/05/2021
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cedar Lake Summerfest
Cedar Lake Town Complex, Cedar Lake IN
07/08/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
07/08/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville IN
07/15/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
07/17/2021
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grape Escape Wine Festival Munster Indiana
Centennial Park Amphitheater, Munster IN
07/22/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
07/23/2021
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Pirates & Princess at Gary Southshore Railcats Game
Gary Southshore Railcats, Gary IN
07/29/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
08/05/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
08/07/2021
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John Corn Roast
Hal E. Clark Middle School, St. John IN
08/12/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
08/12/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville IN
08/19/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
08/19/2021 - 08/22/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hobart Lakefront Festival
Festival Park, Hobart IN
08/21/2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bark in the Park at Gary Southshore Railcats Game
Gary Railcats, Gary IN
08/26/2021
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hobart Summer Market, Movies & Concerts!
Festival park, Hobart IN
09/03/2021 - 09/06/2021
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gary Southshore Railcats Game
Gary Railcats, Gary IN
09/09/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville IN
10/14/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville IN
10/16/2021
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Walk to End Lupus Now
10/30/2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
\'In the Loop - Healthy Living with Lupus\' Symposium
11/11/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville IN
12/09/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women's Club Seeking Women of Italian Heritage
Villa Cesare, Schererville 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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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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