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Address: 7770 Corinne Dr, Hammond, IN 46323-3128
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Nice stop off the expressway to see what theme is on display

This center is a hub for local artists displays, indiana info and in the winter, the CHRISTMAS STORY is a full blown town with characters and interactive things for the kids.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This center is a hub for local artists displays, indiana info and in the winter, the CHRISTMAS STORY is a full blown town with characters and interactive things for the kids.

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Munster, Indiana
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135 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Indiana Welcome Center is architecturally interesting...the outside of the building represents the different segments of Indiana from farm land, to steel industry to Lake Michigan. There is a good gift shop and many flyers and brochures of nearby places to visit and as well as other close by counties. The volunteers are cheerful and helpful. The center is clean... More 

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Thank Penny37357
Valparaiso, Indiana
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Visit here every year to get your "A Christmas Story" Annual Exhibit. I hope they always keep up this holiday ritual.

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Thank HoosierJudy
Northwest Indiana
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239 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited the Center on a Saturday afternoon and enjoyed The Christmas Story activities, displays, and our visit with Santa. It is set up just like the movie and the kids loved the slide. Santa was great and patient with the little ones and the pictures came out nicely. Activities for young and old alike, a shop, snacks, and many... More 

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Thank Cubfans
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Any fans of the Christmas Story movie, this is your stop especially during December. They have props from the movie as well as special visits from the actors.

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Thank Thomas J O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

On the way to Michigan for Thanksgiving, we stopped at this Indiana Welcome Center. First clue that it was some place special was the statue of the little boy with his tongue stuck to the flag pole outside the main entrance. Inside the beautifully designed building was decorated for Christmas. But the special fun was all the things from the... More 

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Thank Carol K
Chicago
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

When you walk into the foreign it's simple beautiful! the security even greets everyone with a smile, and wishes everyone to have a good time to enjoy themselves I have watch this over and over again very professional!.

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Hammond, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is the best from November through December when they do a whole dedication to "A Christmas Story". The have ugly lamp contests, mommy's little piggy mashed potato eating contest, Santa visits, snacks, and the whole place is set with up with different scenes from the movie!! So....cool!! And it's free!!!

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Thank steelersbabe
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138 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Super clean facilities! Pleasant employees! Lovely art exhibit of a local artist who works with reclaimed metal from factories. And, a nice shop with 'local' Indiana products. It was a great rest area experience on a hot day!

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

About an hour out of Chicago, heading east, this is a great place to stop. Clean, modern facilities, interesting information and displays about Indiana, and very helpful staff. There is gas and food nearby and the staff will give good directions. We always stop here, no matter what!

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