18th St. Brewery (219) 939-8802
5725 Miller Ave, Gary, IN 46403

Taproom and craft cocktail bar, and kitchen. The 2nd largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Craft saisons, double india pale ales, double milk stouts. Sour and brett beers.
American Legion Post 279  (219) 938-9856
6601 Hobart Rd, Gary, IN 46403

Plan your event here at this venue. Indoor and outdoor spaces. Pancake breakfasts and other fun events.

Calumet Artists Residency
Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana

Working to enhance our community through the arts and the environment, over 25 artists, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, documentary and animated film making and writing. Not for profit.
Chanute Aquatorium Society (219) 938-1986

Our wedding & special event venue: Gary Aquatorium! Honoring Octave Chanute, the grandfather of flight, and Tuskegee Airmen, pioneers who spearheaded the integration of the armed forces. Volunteer with this civic minded group!
D Performance Comedy Theater   (773) 796-1327

Bringing laughs to Lake Street.Shakespeare productions and other performances, weekly shows. Youth shows, mentoring. Founded by comedian Darryl Mance.
Dune Buggy Beach Shuttle  (219) 395-1821

Free summer weekend shuttle. National Park Service. Picks up at: South Shore Miller Train Station, Douglas Center, Lake Street Beach, Marquette Park.
Farmer’s Market
667 S. Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
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Market Open Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, May through September. Buy something from our vendors. Tell your neighbors, and invite some guests.

Gary Aquatorium (219) 938-1986
6918 Oak Ave., Gary, IN 46403

National Historic Landmark, gorgeous lakefront venue in Marquette Park. Perfect spot for a beach wedding, baby shower, or family reunion!

Service Above Self, global community of more than 1.2 million men and women dedicated to building a better world. Meets the First & Third Thursday of each month at the Miller Bakery Cafe, 555 S. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403. Come and join us!
N. Lake St. south of Hemlock Av., Gary, IN, 46403

12 acre protected site with permanent pond which supports fish, frogs, turtles, muskrats, and waterfowl. Smaller seasonal ponds. Call for access info.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (219) 395-1821
100 N Lake St, Gary, IN 46403

Hike the rare and beautiful dune and swale topography thru oak savannas and dunes, to the beach!
Free visitors center and summer shuttle from the South Shore Miller station. Ranger led hikes and children’s activities. Contact:Julie Larsen
Indiana Landmarks Field Office (219) 947-2657
541 South Lake St., Gary, IN 46403

Revitalizes communities, reconnects to our heritage, and saves meaningful places, historic landmarks, neighborhoods and downtowns. Tours and events.
Jet Ski Launch at Lake Street Beach (219) 938-7362
860 N Lake St, Gary, IN 46403

Lake Michigan beach. Parking, jet ski launch, Zagster Bike Rental. Paved dune path to Marquette Park. Free beach shuttle on summer weekends.
Lagoon Outlook Garden and Accessible Launch
1 N Grand Blvd, Gary, IN 46403

ADA kayak and canoe launch on the Calumet Lagoon lets everyone paddle! Future educational garden on Native Plants. Please join this effort.
Lake Street Beach  (219) 938-7362
860 N Lake St, Gary, IN 46403

Lake Michigan beach. Parking, jet ski launch, Zagster Bike Rental. Paved dune path to Marquette Park. Free beach shuttle on summer weekends.
Marquette Park  (219) 938-7362
1 North Grand Blvd., Gary, IN 46403

Indiana Dunes picnicing, playground, concession, beaches, life guards. ADA Kayak Lagoon Launch. Father Marquette Monument. Fee parking. Fun events.
Marquette Park Pavilion  (219) 938-7362

Special events and weddings at this stunning venue. Ballroom, Mezzanine, Dance Pavilion. Formal Lounge, Terrace, and Garden. Look no further!
Miller Beach Arts & Creative District (219) 938-6278
Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403

Art exhibits, concerts, charity fundraisers, community meetings, films, dance performances. Short rail ride from downtown Chicago at the Miller stop. Buy unique and original art at gallery shows.
Miller Garden Club   Contact:
Meets at Gary Aquatorium

Gardening education. Protects native ecosystem. Beautifies the Miller Beach community. Seminars, outings and annual garden walk. Enjoy and volunteer!
Miller Historical Society
264 N. Lake St., Gary IN 46403

We meet on last Saturday of the month, from 3-4pm at the Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N Lake St. Join and help preserve our rich heritage and fascinating history of the Miller Beach community of Gary, IN.
Miller Spotlight

Giving back is fun, Get involved with neighborhood initiatives, we love our community! Contact:
Nelson Algren Museum of Miller Beach (773) 914-2574
541 South Lake St., Gary, IN 46403

“The Man with the Golden Arm” writer Nelson Algren lived in Miller Beach in the 1950’s. Our Museum keeps his memory/works alive. By appt only: 773-914-2574 or

Panthera’s Cocktail Lounge (219) 315-8768
5245 East Dunes Highway, Gary, IN, 46403

Sophisticated lounge where you relax and enjoy great music, dancing, food and drinks. Live entertainment booked, check our Facebook! Inviting atmosphere for a mature crowd 30+.

Paul H. Douglas Ctr. for Environmental Ed.  (219) 395-1821
100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403

Reserve a Ranger Led Program. Hike Miller Woods. Visit the turtles and snakes! Get your NPS stamp! Free Summer Weekend Shuttle from Train.
Shelby Square Shops
Intersection of Shelby and Locust Streets, Miller Beach, Gary, IN 46403
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Another small collection of Miller Beach’s unique restaurants, shops, and entertainment. 2 blocks from the beach. Zagster bike share station.

Shops on Lake Street
Lake Street north of Highway 12, Miller Beach, Gary, IN 46403
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Charming collection of unique shops, restaurants, and bars in historic Miller Beach downtown. Come Enjoy First Friday events and happenings!


430 South Lake Street,
Gary, IN 46403

Enjoy Health and Wellness with Yoga, Slow Flow Yoga, and Sound Therapy at Vibrations! Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone Massage. Co-located with the Juice Bar at Wellness at Vibrations!

The STAGE Small Business Incubator  (312) 401-7401
925 N Shelby Street
Gary, Indiana 46403

Presenting art and creativity to the public. Live performances, visual art, and musical instruction, rehearsal/exhibition space.

Thumbs Up Tavern (219) 938-0154
620 S. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403

Historic bar in downtown Miller Beach with weekly specials like thirsty Thursdays. Billiards. Outdoor patio for the summer months.

Wells Street Beach (219) 938-8275
9501 Lake Shore Dr., Gary, Indiana 46403

Beach front parking and concession. Patio serving beer, wine, and food. Summers: Wednesdays at Wells Street with live music til sundown!

West Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
376 North County Line Road, Gary, IN 46403

Swimming. Pets on leash. Hike the West Beach Trail System. Enjoy the sweeping views of Lake Michigan from the top of the Dunes Succession trail stairs. Seasonal lifeguards/bathhouse.

(219) 395-1882
Zagster Bike Share Stations

4 Rental bike locations – Lake Street by the South Shore line and Farmers market; Lake Street Beach; Marquette Park, and at Shelby Square.