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Things to do in Merrillville

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
Cinema
“Local movies only a 10 minute drive from home. They have the really cool coke machines with a lot of flavors!!”
  • 2 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
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
Point of Interest
“Near the Deep River Waterpark. Zip line and then cool off later! New place to the area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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
Brewery
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“Glass Class at Devil's Trumpet Brewery, Tues. Feb. 25 6-8pm 8250 Utah St., Merrillville, Indiana Tickets $45 at www.eventbrite.com Our popular glass class heads to Merrillville! The Dig the Dunes GLASS CLASS is headed to Devil's Trumpet Brewery in Merrillville. Create your own masterpiece with glass, sand and trinkets like mermaids, fish, turtles, starfish, sand dollars and more! So many options to choose!! Seal your piece with a fast drying epoxy. This fun class has been selling out all over the dunes! Additional trinkets are added at every class. Already made one? Grab your friends and do another! Ticket includes: all materials, instruction and a token good for a full beer or 2 samples.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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Restaurant
  • 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
“Glass Class at Devil's Trumpet Brewery, Tues. Feb. 25 6-8pm 8250 Utah St., Merrillville, Indiana Tickets $45 at www.eventbrite.com Our popular glass class heads to Merrillville! The Dig the Dunes GLASS CLASS is headed to Devil's Trumpet Brewery in Merrillville. Create your own masterpiece with glass, sand and trinkets like mermaids, fish, turtles, starfish, sand dollars and more! So many options to choose!! Seal your piece with a fast drying epoxy. This fun class has been selling out all over the dunes! Additional trinkets are added at every class. Already made one? Grab your friends and do another! Ticket includes: all materials, instruction and a token good for a full beer or 2 samples.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Sports bar with good selections of beers and food menu. Enjoy sports on biggest screen in the area.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Best Italian cuisine in the area. Tell Bene or Michealle (Owner and his daughter) that I sent you.”
  • 1 local recommends

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