Stay Less Than Two Miles from Star Plaza Theatre
With easy access to Lake Michigan’s beaches, downtown Chicago’s acclaimed attractions and a variety of area universities, the Country Inn & Suites in Merrillville, IN makes an ideal home base for Chicago-area travelers. Catch a show at the Star Plaza Theatre, hike the trails at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens or play the golf course at Turkey Creek. The shoppers in your group will delight in their proximity to Westfield Southlake Shopping Mall. Arts aficionados can check out the Brauer Museum of Art, and the whole family can enjoy the heat-busting fun of Deep River Waterpark.
Consider these attractions for your itinerary:
- Brauer Museum of Art (8.2 miles)
Filled with the creations of 19th- and 20th-century artists like Ed Paschke, Georgia O'Keeffe, Dale Chihuly and Ansel Adam, this museum is located at Valparaiso University.
Phone: +1 (219) 464-5365
- Deep River Waterpark (5.2 miles)
Chill in the BAYOU river ride, zip down one of the tube slides or engage in water wars during the summer. The park converts to an ice skating rink in the winter.
Phone: +1 (219) 947-7850
- Star Plaza Theatre (1.6 miles)
Be sure to take one of the 3,400 seats in this famous arena and catch a live performance while you are in town.
Phone: +1 (219) 769-6311
- Taltree Arboretum & Gardens (8.7 miles)
Hike some of the four-mile trail, observe the birds, marvel at what’s blooming in the Railway Garden or just enjoy a picnic at this expansive outdoor facility.
Phone: +1 (219) 462-0025
- Turkey Creek Golf Course (4 miles)
Throw your clubs in the trunk and head over to Turkey Creek, where you can play a classic course with hilly, tree-lined fairways.
Phone: +1 (219) 980-5170
- Westfield Southlake Shopping Mall (2 blocks)
Find great deals at stores like Macy’s, JCPenney and GNC. You can have dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings or another great restaurant and catch a blockbuster at the AMC Theatres.
Phone: +1 (219) 738-2260