Stay with us to see Merrillville's best attractions

With easy access to Lake Michigan's beaches, downtown Chicago's landmarks and a variety of area universities, our Merrillville, IN hotel is ideal for vacations to the central Midwest. Hike the trails at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens or sample the treats at the Albanese Candy Factory, both within four miles of the Country Inn & Suites. Shoppers love how close our accommodations are to Southlake Mall, and arts aficionados don't want to miss the contemporary works at the Brauer Museum of Art. Looking for cooler things to do? Take a family trip to Deep River Waterpark, which even stays open in the winter with ice-skating facilities.
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Albanese Candy Factory and Outlet Store

2.72 mi / 4.38 km from the hotel
Albanese is a U.S.-based confectionery that focuses on flavor and texture but "never takes itself too seriously." Take a behind-the-scenes tour to see how the sweets are made, and then stock up on chocolate-covered Michigan cherries.

Brauer Museum of Art

14.62 mi / 23.53 km from the hotel
Filled with the creations of 19th- and 20th-century artists like Ed Paschke, Georgia O'Keeffe, Dale Chihuly and Ansel Adams, this museum at Valparaiso University is great for family outings.

Deep River Waterpark

4.88 mi / 7.85 km from the hotel
Chill in the laid-back BAYOU River Ride, zip down one of the tube slides or engage in water wars during the summer. The park converts to an ice-skating rink in the winter.

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

9.07 mi / 14.6 km from the hotel
Hike along the four-mile trail, go bird-watching, marvel at what's blooming in the Railway Garden or simply enjoy a family picnic at this expansive outdoor facility.

Indiana Ballet Theatre

0.71 mi / 1.15 km from the hotel
If you appreciate the classics, don't miss a show by Indiana Ballet Theatre, a 36-year-old dance company that's dedicated to full-length historical productions.

Southlake Mall

0.55 mi / 0.88 km from the hotel
Find great deals at stores like Macy's, JCPenney and H&M. You can have dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings or another great restaurant before seeing the latest blockbuster at the AMC theater.