Adventures in Festival Country Indiana

It’s More Festive Here!

Just south of Indianapolis you’ll find the sovereign state of Festival Country. It’s not on most maps because its borders are primarily marked by a change in attitude, You see, in Festival Country the national pastime is having a good time. With 1,000 festivals, concerts and event, and an always festive vibe, you’re sure to find your fun.

Things to Do

Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 1600 N. 25 East
  • (219) 926-1952

Welcome to more than 2,000 acres of beach, marshes, forests and dunes. Hike to the top of Mount Tom, a sand dune…

Deep River Waterpark

  • 9001 E Lincoln Hwy.
  • (219) 947-7850

Indiana's premier water park. The perfect family escape! Wave pool, body slides, tube slides, river ride, play zone…

Indiana Dunes National Park

  • 1100 N Mineral Springs Rd.
  • (219) 926-7561

Indiana Dunes National Park is a treasure of diverse natural resources located within an urban setting. the park is…

WhoaZone at Whihala Beach

  • 1561 Park Road
  • (866) 946-2966

WhoaZone at Whihala Beach, located in Whiting, offers a full day of family fun. Featuring our action-packed floating…

Mascot Hall of Fame

  • 1851 Front St
  • (219) 354-8814

A state-of-the-art children's museum with interactive exhibits, activities, and events that celebrate mascot fun…


Beachwalk Vacation Rentals

  • 202 Beachwalk Ln
  • (800) 814-7501

Professionally managed residential resort in greater Harbor Country, is perfect for family reunions, weekend…

The Brewery Lodge

  • 5727 N. 600 W.
  • (866) 625-6343

A boutique resort hotel located on 40 acres with peaceful views. Gourmet dining and a craft bee and wine lounge on…

Miller Beach Vacation Rentals

  • 12345 Miller Beach
  • 219-292-3990

From beachfront villas to cozy cottages, our nine dog-friendly, year round, Smart homes border the Indiana Dunes…

Food & Drink

Prime Steakhouse

  • 109 W Joliet St
  • 219-663-7377

Located on the historic Crown Point Square, Prime Steakhouse is Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland's go-to steakhouse…

Goblin & the Grocer

  • 1 W Dunes Hwy
  • (219) 809-9047

Goblin and the Grocer. Gather. Sip. Savor. Destination dining in the Dunes!

South Shore Winery Trail

  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • (219) 989-7979

Red or white, sweet or dry; you’ll find a wine to sip and enjoy along the South Shore Winery Trail. Northwest…

Asparagus Restaurant

  • 7876 Broadway
  • 219-794-0000

Enjoy a distinctive fine dining experience in an elegant, zen-like environment while savoring nouvelle cuisine…

The Lighthouse Restaurant

  • 7501 Constitution Avenue
  • 2193749283

Nestled on the shores of cozy Cedar Lake, the Lighthouse Restaurant welcomes residents, visitors and boaters with…

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As my children get older and are now 11 and 14, I find that it's harder to find family outings that get them really excited. That is until we headed north to the Valparaiso/Merrillville area on a pilgrimage for candy. World's Best Gummies Ask anyone who has stopped at the Albanese Candy…