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1630 Olmsted Drive
Portage  IN  46368  USA
LAT: 41.604875 LONG: -87.17264
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+1 (888) 201-1746 (US Toll-free)
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Telephone: +1 (219) 764-0021 Fax: +1 (219) 764-0022


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

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Book a Room in Portage, Eight Miles from West Beach

Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the Country Inn & Suites, Portage, IN puts you one hour southeast of Chicago and 15 minutes southwest of Indiana Dunes State Park. Stop by Bass Pro Shops to pick up outdoor recreation gear before heading to Imagination Glen Park for fishing or biking. You can explore fascinating Chicago-area history from the 1930s at the John Dillinger Museum or see plant life from around the world at the Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Before returning to the hotel’s family aquatic center and game room, be sure to see the gorgeous sunset over Lake Michigan from Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Park.

Visit these prime area destinations:

  • Bass Pro Shops (0.8 miles)
    See the aquatic creatures in the saltwater and freshwater aquariums, or shop for hunting, fishing, camping and other recreational equipment at this one-stop outdoor shop.
    Phone: +1 (219) 787-6800
  • John Dillinger Museum (17 miles)
    Curious about the lives of 1930s-era gangsters like John Dillinger? This interactive museum lets you examine their stories. See Dillinger’s personal items including his lucky rabbit’s foot.
  • Phone: +1 (219) 989-7979
  • Imagination Glen Park (3.3 miles)
    Open up the picnic basket after a morning on the 10-mile Outback Trail. This park’s playgrounds, bike paths and sports complexes are also open year round.
    Phone: +1 (219) 762-1675
  • Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Park (1.1 miles)
    A day of outdoor activities can end with exquisite sunsets over the lake and stunning views of Chicago at this local park.
    Phone: +1 (219) 762-1675
  • Taltree Arboretum & Gardens (16.4 miles)
    Explore 360 acres of oak trees, rose gardens and plants from around the world. There is even a 2.5-acre G-scale model railroad with 3,000 feet of track and nine dioramas.
    Phone: +1 (219) 462-0025
  • West Beach (8 miles)
    Stretch out on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan or take a lakeside hike on four miles of beach.

Other nearby attractions include:

Nearby beaches along Lake Michigan:

Portage marinas:

  • Fish Tales Charters 
    Phone: +1 (765) 366-8530
  • Lefty's Coho Marina (2 miles)
    Phone: +1 (219) 762-7761
  • Portage Public Marina (1.1 miles)
    Phone: +1 (219) 763-6833
  • South Shore Marina (1.6 miles)
    Phone: +1 (219) 762-2304