About the Region

Northwest Indiana

The northwest region of Indiana neighbors Lake Michigan and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. There are miles of magnificent beaches in Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park are a nature lover’s paradise. This area offers an abundance of activities every season. Step beyond the beach and you’ll enter a landscape of rolling dunes, oak barrens, native prairies and wetlands. Experience the local entertainment, culture, and cuisine on your adventure inland. You will fall in love with Northwest Indiana and all of its attractions!

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The northern region of Illinois is anchored by Chicago. This area is an explorer paradise, from the Magnificent Mile to Navy Pier. Located on Lake Michigan, it is among the largest cities in the U.S. This city is filled with bold architecture, including its amazing skyline filled with numerous skyscrapers. Chicago is made up of 51 communities, each with their own mix of historical sights and attractions, arts and culture, dining, nightlife, shopping, and most importantly, unique charm. From the shopaholics and sports enthusiasts to thrill seekers and food lovers, Chicago has something to offer everyone.

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