Walk to Valparaiso University for Crusaders Games
Explore plenty of fun things to do, plus great shopping and delicious dining when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Valparaiso, IN, located just across the street from Valparaiso University. Traveling with kids? Get tickets to Deep River Waterpark to beat the summer heat. Experience your favorite buttery, salty treat in a new way at the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival in the fall, or get a new spring wardrobe with a shopping spree in downtown Valparaiso. No matter when you visit, check the events calendar at Memorial Opera House and the Chicago Street Theatre for world-class music and theater performances. If you’re here on business, take advantage of our proximity to corporate offices for companies like Urschel Laboratories and NIPSCO.
- Porter County Fair (2.9 miles)
At the Porter County Fair, adults and children alike love petting the livestock, seeing arts and crafts exhibits, climbing aboard amusement rides and getting their fill of fair food.
Phone: +1 (219) 462-0321
- Taltree Arboretum & Gardens (7.7 miles)
This dog-friendly park invites hours of peaceful outdoor exercise with quiet hiking trails, beautiful formal gardens and a variety of events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (219) 462-0025
- Deep River Waterpark (10.8 miles)
Every summer, you can float down the lazy river or quickly slide down the Double Dueling CannonBowl at this family-focused waterpark. In the winter, visit for ice skating!
Phone: +1 (219) 947-7850
Local Festivals and Shopping
- Downtown Valparaiso (1.3 miles)
Take a break from shopping at the local retailers in downtown Valparaiso by relaxing on the benches of Central Park or eating at one of the dozens of restaurants.
- Valparaiso Popcorn Festival (1.3 miles)
Come see why the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival was voted “Best Festival of the Region” by The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper. The festival features more than 30 food vendors, 250 arts booths, concerts and more.
Phone: +1 (219) 464-8332
Academic and Cultural Attractions
- Brauer Museum of Art (0.5 miles)
Home to a well-recognized collection of 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century American art, this Valparaiso University museum also offers special exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (219) 464-5365
- Valparaiso University (0.5 miles)
Valparaiso is a liberal arts college with Lutheran roots dating back to 1859. Simply cross the street from the hotel for a tour of this beautiful, tree-laden campus.
Phone: +1 (219) 464-5000
- Memorial Opera House (1.3 miles)
Watch your favorite show or find a new appreciation for the arts at the historic Memorial Opera House, home to comedy acts, fundraisers, theatrical performances, concerts and more.
Phone: +1 (219) 548-9137
- Chicago Street Theatre (2.7 miles)
With more than 60 years of live theater under its belt, the Chicago Street Theatre lures crowds for productions of musicals and plays, including shows like HAIR and Much Ado About Nothing.
Phone: +1 (219) 464-1636