- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Merrillville, Indiana, including 94 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Children's Play Area, Movie Theaters and Music Venue.
- From Star Plaza Theatre to T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Merrillville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Valparaiso, Gary, Tinley Park and Hammond.
One of two Stardust Bowl locations, Stardust Bowl No 2 offers open bowling as well as league and tournament play. The alley offers loyalty programs, and hosts birthday parties, corporate events, and other gatherings.
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Offering RealD 3D technology, AMC Showplace Hobart 12 shows the latest indie and blockbuster films in its auditoriums. Its concession stand offers standard movie snacks like popcorn, in addition to chicken tenders and fruit flavored sodas.
Opened in 1983, Serves You Right Tennis Services is a tennis training provider that offers private and group lessons, personal coaching and hitting partners. It also provides clothing and accessories along with racket services.
Stocked with a variety of hot tubs and pool supplies, Caribbean Pools & Spas offers vinyl and fiberglass pools for sale. In addition, the technicians at this location offer pool maintenance and upkeep services.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and Lake Etta, Lake Etta Co Park is a popular spot for relaxing and recreation in Gary. The park features an expansive playground, large shady trees for picnics and an event space and adjoining pergola for weddings and private events.
An indoor family fun center, Jak's Warehouse offers a variety of amusements. It has Laser Tag, a laser maze, a ball pit, a sky trail, and bumper cars, and most attractions are scaled for younger and older kids.