What to do and see in East Chicago, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 8, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

East Chicago in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Fun & Games. Discover best things to do in East Chicago with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in East Chicago

1. Horseshoe Hammond

777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN 46320-1003 +1 866-711-7463
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Horseshoe Hammond

Reviewed By barbaragW6306SG - Chicago

{Presently, horseshoe has not paid out much but its still a fun place to spend some down time. Food is exceptional at the buffet and the steak house is awesome with a great view of the lake.

2. Ameristar Casino East Chicago

777 Ameristar Blvd, 777 Ameristar Boulevard, 46312, East Chicago, Indiana, East Chicago, IN 46312-1806 +1 219-378-3000
Excellent
43%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
10%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 84 reviews

Ameristar Casino East Chicago

Reviewed By Jennifer D - Lebanon, Ohio

There was a large variety of slots, plenty of blackjack tables, a couple roulette tables, but not a whole lot of poker tables. Four floors, smoking and non-smoking areas. Self-serve free cokes and coffee was a big plus! Slots that I played were a little tight, but as expected. My husband played 3-card poker and had a blast playing with Tiondria (?). Restrooms were clean, everything seemed welcoming and not too crowded. Plenty of staff ready and willing to help.

3. Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co.

3306 Ridge Rd, Lansing, IL 60438-3112 +1 800-491-0755
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co.

Reviewed By ktjmitchell - Frankfort, Illinois

Ok, the shakes with the homemade whipped cream and cookies are KILLER, the candies are superb, and the atmosphere is quaint. Like many, I was introduced to the deliciousness of Gayety's by my mom at the former location on Commercial Avenue in Chicago (any one else a bit intimidated by old man Papageorge behind the register with his gigantic cigar?). Since then the establishment has been going strong under the guidance of his nephew Lee and then Jim (Lee's son). NOT the place to go if you are watching your caloric intake but sooooo worth the occasional splurge!

4. Whihala Beach Co Park

1561 Park Rd, Whiting, IN 46394-1757 +1 219-659-4015
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Whihala Beach Co Park

Reviewed By Tula K - Munster, Indiana

PROS: (1) easy to reach with ample (though costly) parking;
(2) all areas including parking, beach and restrooms VERY clean;
(3) boat launch ramp;
(4) nice picnic, walking and playground areas;
(5) good view of Chicago skyline

CONS: (1) some of the lifeguards were rude and authoritarian;
(2) paid for parking until posted 7:00pm beach closing and asked to
leave at 6:30pm;
(3) jet skis allowed too close to swimming area;
(4) inadequate food concessions

5. Community Veterans Memorial

9710 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321 +1 219-836-3392
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Community Veterans Memorial

Community Veterans Memorial is a 6.5 acre park featuring bronze and granite sculptures, and life-size monuments to depict the major military conflicts that shaped the 20th Century. The memorial imparts a reflective and provocative vision for peace. From the trenches of World War I through the Pacific beaches and European battles of World War II, the extreme weather and combat conditions of Korea, the rugged brutal fire fights of Vietnam, and the sandy sea of Desert Storm, the memorial pays the highest tribute to all veterans. A commemorative brick pathway leads visitors on their journey through history. Individuals and groups are invited to take self-guided tours in which several stations provide pre-recorded information about the defining wars of the 20th Century. Guided tours are also available.

Reviewed By Tikilounge_SEA - New York City, New York

This should be visited by every veteran who passes through Northwest Indiana, preferably with family/friends as it can be overwhelming. A forgone conclusion is a visit to VFW Post 6448 in Dyer or American Legion Post 697 in Lansing but we managed to try a third option hidden in the industrial park behind the memorial (Three Floyds Brewery) and the entire staff made us feel more welcome than previously thought possible.

6. Wicker Memorial Park

8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322-1570 +1 219-838-3420
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Wicker Memorial Park

Reviewed By Mmoy4 - Highland, Indiana

I love the walking trail. There is a Splash Pad, Doggie Park, Golf Course, Play ground, Shelters for pick nicks....Great Place to relax

7. The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN 46320-1003
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Reviewed By John F - Garrett, Indiana

This is a small theater but every seat is fantastic. It's location is in an unusual location but is easily accessible. The buffet was fantastic and reasonably priced. Try the oven fired pizza as well.

8. Jeorse Park Beach

3301 Aldis Ave, East Chicago, IN 46312-1827 +1 219-391-8482
Excellent
33%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
67%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Jeorse Park Beach

Reviewed By Jennifer D - Lebanon, Ohio

This beach was next to the casino/hotel we were staying at. A short walk from the hotel. The beach was very clean and not crowded at all. There were a couple lifeguards on duty. There are 2 jungle gyms, one on the beach and one by the picnic areas. The one by the picnic area has the very soft squishy floor to prevent injuries.
There is also a VERY nice splash pad open Noon-7pm for kids 12 and under. The sand is super soft but the last 3-4' before entering the water is kind of gravelly. The water was cold for it being 85 degrees in June but it did not deter the kids all around. The views of Lake Michigan are nice and you will see many boats going to/from the nearby marina. There are signs for fishing, but i didn't notice anyone fishing. There are also public restrooms and outside showers to rinse the sand off. Plenty of parking. 2 or 3 large covered picnic areas and a sand volleyball court. There seemed to be a small concession stand but it was not open when i visited. There is a wheelchair accessible ramp to get down to the beach.

9. Bulldog Brewing Co.

1409 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394-1714 +1 219-655-5284
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Bulldog Brewing Co.

Reviewed By Ken G - La Grange, Illinois

Went to Whiting, IN for Pierogi Fest and tried their beers in the beer garden. When we found out they we local we headed down 119th Street right to the brewery. They have a nice selection of their home brewed beers like lagers, stouts, IPA, ale and wheats. They also offer a few guest beers but why would you order any of those? We didn't have anything to eat here since we were already filled up on Polish food but they do offer a nice selection of appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches, pizza and tons of entrees.

10. Three Floyds Brewing Co

9750 Indiana Pkwy, Munster, IN 46321-4004 +1 219-922-3565
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

Three Floyds Brewing Co

Reviewed By LivetheWay - Flossmoor, Illinois

Without hesitation, I would recommend Floyds. The staff is ultra friendly and I love the loud vibe of the place. The auditory overload with metal music and movies in the background set up an atmosphere of fun and anticipation of a great meal and drink to come. We were not disappointed. My husband, teen daughters, and I shared lots of appetizers- the cheese board, cheese curds, and dumplings were outrageously great. Our mains were the fried chicken sandwich, the cod sandwich, ramen, and a burger. The attention to detail (assaulting every taste - sweet, salty, sour, spicy) was outstanding. Everything was house made and the beer is special. They love what they do at Floyds and it shows.

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