Indiana Welcome Center - Lake County

Upcoming Events

Date/TimeEvent
01/25/2022
7:00 pm
Thalea String Quartet Concert
Munster High School, Munster IN
01/27/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/28/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/28/2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bingo to Support Combat Veterans
Avenue 912, Griffith IN
01/28/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bach, Brahms and Beethoven Classical Concert
Faith Bible Church, Lowell IN
01/28/2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free Concerts At Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Casino, Gary IN
01/29/2022
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Big Barn Fest
County Line Orchard, Hobart IN
01/29/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/29/2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free Concerts At Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Casino, Gary IN
01/30/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
02/02/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
02/04/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mother Son Nerf War & Dance
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
02/05/2022
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Father Daughter | Mother Son Semi Formal Dance
Hilton Garden Inn, Merrillville IN
02/05/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daddy Daughter Date Night - Munster
Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster IN
02/06/2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Avenue 912 Bridal Fair
Avenue 912, Griffith IN
02/06/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Souper Bowl Fundraiser
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Merrillville IN
02/11/2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Father Daughter Dance - Scherervile - 2 Dates
02/12/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sweet At Candy Valentine's Day Craft & Vendor Show
Schererville American Legion, Schererville IN
02/12/2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
NWI Comic Con
Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point IN
02/12/2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nerf Wars - Ages 6-11 - Highland
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
02/12/2022
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Father Daughter Dance
Momentum Church, Crown Point IN
02/12/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daddy Daughter Dance Schererville
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
02/12/2022
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Love Letters Dinner and Show
The Center for Performing Arts, Munster in
02/16/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
02/19/2022
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
219 Day Festival
Hammond Civic center, Hammond IN
02/20/2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
But First A Mimosa - Galentine Brunch
Toast & Jam, Schererville IN
02/24/2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Health and Wellness Fair
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
02/25/2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Daddy Daughter Dance - Highland
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
03/02/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
03/05/2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Annual Volunteer Fair - Crown Point
Crown Point High School, Crown point IN
03/10/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Community Band Concert
Highland High School, Highland IN
03/11/2022 - 03/12/2022
All Day
Hunt & Gather Market
Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point IN
03/12/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
03/16/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
03/26/2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake County Antique And Vintage Market
Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point IN
04/02/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Highland's Spring Craft & Vendor Fair
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
04/02/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Central Band Boosters Spring Craft Fair
Lake Central High School, st. John IN
04/02/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spring Craft Fair - Schererville
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
04/06/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
04/20/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/04/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
05/04/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/07/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Munster Car Show
Munster Pool Parking Lot, Munster IN
05/18/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/20/2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mother Son Super Hero
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
05/21/2022
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cash For Clutter Munster Garage sale -
Munster Pool Parking Lot, Munster IN
05/21/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
05/21/2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Town Wide Garage Sale - Dyer
Pheasane Hills Park, Dyer IN
06/01/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
06/01/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/15/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/06/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
07/06/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/20/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/03/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
08/03/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/13/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
08/17/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/07/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
09/07/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/21/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/05/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
10/05/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/19/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/22/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
11/02/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/11/2022
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ChicagoLand Stand Up Comedy
Avenue 912, Griffith IN
11/16/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/19/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
12/07/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, 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

nasa exhibit southshore cva hammond indianaStop 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

AChristmasStory FlickW. 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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