Explore from Hotel's Location in Merrillville, Indiana
Splash in the wave pool at Deep River Waterpark, browse 19th
- and 20th
-century American art at Brauer Museum of Art or commune with nature at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. When you lodge at the Country Inn & Suites, you put yourself near great attractions and landmarks. This hotel's location in Merrillville, Indiana is just 10 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes from Gary and 45 minutes from Chicago. There are plenty of activities near the hotel, like watching thoroughbred and harness horse races simulcast on 250 screens at Trackside Merrillville, golfing at Turkey Creek and shopping at Westfield Southlake Mall. For guests willing to drive a short distance, enjoy sunbathing on the beaches of Lake Michigan or explore downtown Chicago.
Stay busy exploring with these nearby attractions:
- Brauer Museum of Art (8.2 miles)
Browse the works of 19th- and 20th-century artists like Ed Paschke, Georgia O'Keeffe, Dale Chihuly and Ansel Adams at this museum, located on the Valparaiso University campus.
Phone: +1 (219) 464-5365
- Deep River Waterpark (5.2 miles)
In the summer, cool off at this huge water park, featuring waterslides, a wave pool, a play zone and an 800-foot lazy river. During winter, enjoy ice skating when the park converts to an ice rink.
Phone: +1 (219) 947-7850
- Star Plaza Theatre (1.6 miles)
Open year round, this 3,400-capacity theater is host to a throng of cultural events, including musical concerts, dance performances, magic shows and stand-up comedy.
Phone: +1 (219) 769-6311
- Taltree Arboretum & Gardens (8.7 miles)
With more than 360 acres of beautiful gardens and serene woodlands, this attraction is the perfect place to enjoy sunny afternoons, hiking trails, picnicking and special events like outdoor concerts.
Phone: +1 (219) 462-0025
- Trackside Merrillville (2.2 miles)
If you enjoy watching thoroughbred and harness horse racing while feasting, don't miss an outing at this local landmark, serving delicious food and drinks and offering 250 screens for viewing nationwide simulcasts of horse racing.
Phone: +1 (219) 755-0000
- Turkey Creek Golf Course (4 miles)
Originally founded in 1928, this beautiful course features tree-lined fairways, a pro shop, two large ponds and a full-service restaurant.
Phone: +1 (219) 980-5170
- Westfield Southlake Shopping Mall (2 blocks)
Find all your favorite stores, including Macy's, Sears, Coach, Express, Dick's Sporting Goods, Books-A-Million and Bath & Body Works, at this mega shopping mall, home to more than 170 stores.
Phone: +1 (219) 738-2260