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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“Great place for family fun! It’s a water park, and it’s summer. What else needs to be said?!”
  • 4 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“This entire area is filled with all of the big box stores, movie theaters, guitar center, chain restaurants, blah blah blah...I don't think you are visiting for this reason, but if you happen to need a TV, there is a Best Buy there, too!!!! 25 minutes off of I65.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“The largest mall in Northwest Indiana -- surrounded with dozens of steakhouses, pizza joints you name it! Merrillville Indiana has become the place to shop!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Local movies only a 10 minute drive from home. They have the really cool coke machines with a lot of flavors!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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Bar
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“Wine tasting, Wine bar, Very reasonable prices for nice restaurant. You can order seafood and steak or a delicious salad, flat bread, or sandwich.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Popular tourist spot…candy factory…old fashioned/retro candy available and bulk candy”
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
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“Local steak restaurant about a 10 min drive west on Rt. 30. Easy drive. Great seafood and steak”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Near the Deep River Waterpark. Zip line and then cool off later! New place to the area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Devil’s Trumpet has a solid core of beers — coffee stout, pale ale, farmhouse ale and, of course, multiple IPAs — and is focused on distribution in 12-ounce bottles. “You want to manufacture what sells,” Carter said. “It’s what pays the bills and moves off the shelf. But there’s an underlying plan, and that’s a traditional Belgian approach; we’re introducing that style to local palates that may not be familiar with those types of beers.””
  • 2 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Wine tasting, Wine bar, Very reasonable prices for nice restaurant. You can order seafood and steak or a delicious salad, flat bread, or sandwich.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Local steak restaurant about a 10 min drive west on Rt. 30. Easy drive. Great seafood and steak”
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
“Devil’s Trumpet has a solid core of beers — coffee stout, pale ale, farmhouse ale and, of course, multiple IPAs — and is focused on distribution in 12-ounce bottles. “You want to manufacture what sells,” Carter said. “It’s what pays the bills and moves off the shelf. But there’s an underlying plan, and that’s a traditional Belgian approach; we’re introducing that style to local palates that may not be familiar with those types of beers.””
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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