- The list below includes 75 free or cheap things to do in or near Valparaiso, Indiana, including 79 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Laser Tag and Movie Theaters.
- From Taltree Arboretum & Gardens to Rogers-Lakewood Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Valparaiso and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Gary, Michigan City, Portage and Schererville.
As one of most picturesque parks of Indiana, Marquette Park hosts an array of special events throughout the year. The stately historical pavilion and spacious park grounds offer rental spaces, a lagoon, hiking and biking trails, and beautiful views.
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100 Meijer Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360 MoreLess Info
A movie theater featuring 14 auditoriums, AMC Showplace Michigan City 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a party room, theater rentals and a concession area.
The Michigan City Historical Society takes as its mission the preservation and celebration of local and regional history. The society maintains the Old Lighthouse Museum, which features a variety of exhibits pertaining to Michigan City's past.
Featuring 32 lanes, City Lanes Bowling Center offers open bowling with shoe rental and tournaments. The center provides a pro shop with balls, accessories and services, a restaurant and bar, pool tables and arcade games.
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.
Known as the 'House that Freight Cars Built', the Barker Mansion preserves the legacy of a founding father of the rail car industry, John H. Baker. Featuring space for private events, guided tours to experience the period opulence, and a schoolroom tour.
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601 Wabash Street, Michigan City, MS 46360 MoreLess Info
The Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets features a village-like setting, full of vintage appeal. It is home to numerous restaurants and stores, including ones for sportswear, designer fashion, fine leather, shoes, children’s clothing, home furnishings and much more.