1350 East 83rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: (219) 736-5252
Fax: (219) 769-9048
Distinguished architect Cosbey Bernard, Sr. constructed the Meyer’s Castle from 1927 to 1931. It boasts of the Jacobethan style of construction and is a former personal abode in Dyer, Indiana in the United States. In the light of the present day, this castle is encompassed by two colossal canopies to host private events and wedding receptions. The adjoining neighborhood is bestowed with stunning trees, a swan pond, and a stellar garden with waterfall. The Argentinean style food served in the Rodizio Restaurant is delicious. The meat varieties are a must-try. Just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, the Meyer’s Castle is a perfect getaway for corporate events and parties.
It is a county park and historical museum located in Lowell, Indiana, and is operated by Lake County Parks. It is said to have been built by the Buckleys, who were Irish immigrants to the country. After four generations lived there, they donated the farm to the Lake County Parks in the year 1977. The park has a visitors' center, house museum, the farm and a garden. Many events are held annually including the World War II tributary event and the legendary Sleepy Hollow. It is open for public visits every day year round.
From a modest beginning as Valparaiso Little Theatre Guild to a full-fledged theater, Chicago Street Theatre has made a mark in the performing arts scene of Indiana. This intimate theater, which has a seating capacity for 130 spectators, offers a repertoire of dramas and musicals that are scheduled throughout the year. Owing to its extensive renovation in 2008, the auditorium is fitted with state-of-the-art sound and light technology which enhances the fun of watch the stellar performances of the artists. Parallel to the theater performances, the Chicago Street Theatre also hosts concert series, inviting a number of local and national artists/ bands on tour. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Porter County Parks & Recreation is the site of several fun filled family entertainment opportunities during the year. Festivals at Sunset Hill Farm County Park include the Kites & Canines Festival in May, the NWI International Festival in June, and the Winter Lights Festival in November.
Valparaiso Memorial Opera House is one place to catch some of the best plays and concerts in town. The opera house is a prominent cultural venue for cultural events, and is thriving with myriad theater events and more all through the year. The place holds an annual theater festival that is a wonderful blend of contemporary theater and classics. The opera house has also dedicated a special project for children to disseminate arts in young mind and promote new talent. Other events here include concerts and music events. The opera house is the oldest in town and is celebrating 115 years of its existence. Be a part of history by attending an event here. To know more, do call ahead.
A stadium that has been the home of Valparaiso University's football events since 1919, the Brown Field is a prominent sports facility in then city of Valparaiso. Though primarily used for football matches of the Valparaiso Crusaders, the stadium also is used for soccer and other athletic events of the university's athletics department. See the website or call to know more.
42 Class chevy show. Car lovers will enjoy seeing a variety of cars, food, music and more. Held in August.
Porter County Fairgrounds & Expo Center is a versatile venue regularly buzzing with a number of community gatherings. The place hosts several activities like fairs, carnivals, car shows, consumer shows, activities for children, music events, exhibitions and so on. The grounds attract large crowds and the fair here is one of the highly awaited events in town. This place is great to catch some fun and the many colors and moods of the city. Call ahead for more information.
Two day juried, fine arts fair featuring over 140 artists exhibiting art work in all types of media. Food and refreshments available. Held in August.
Meet the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic film "The Wizard of Oz" during this three day, two night Oz fantasy event in September. Other activities include celebrity autograph parties, a children's lunch with costumed characters, craft & food booths, a fantasy parade, and a look-a-Like contest. Held in September.
Aptly named as The Sound Cellar, this venue offers some scintillating sound of music for listeners of all ages. Located inside a building on South Calumet Road, various indie rock and pop bands schedule their performances here, while on tour. A delight for music listeners, it has hosted performances by bands like Johnny Foreigner, We Were Skeletons and This Last Dance in the past. The shows held here are quite popular among the masses, so make sure you book the tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
With music patrons all over the city, music venues are in plenty. Mr Kelley's Music Box, is one such venue in Chicago Heights that is always live with a lot of action and variety of music events. Rock, metal, pop, hip-hop, it's all live and rocking. During the events there are snacks and drinks too, so you can be sure to spend hours here dancing away to your favorite music.