Find a variety of fun things to do in Valparaiso, Indiana

Reserve your hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, Valparaiso, and start planning a fun getaway or family vacation filled with shopping, delicious dining, and other fun things to do. You can walk across the street to Valparaiso University to attend a Crusaders game and tour the Brauer Museum of Art. Traveling with kids? Get tickets to Deep River Waterpark to beat the summer heat. Experience your favorite buttery, salty treat in a new way at the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival in the fall, or get a new spring wardrobe with a shopping spree in downtown Valparaiso. No matter when you visit, check the events calendar at Memorial Opera House and the Chicago Street Theatre for world-class music and theater performances. If you're here on business, take advantage of our proximity to corporate offices for companies like Urschel Laboratories and NIPSCO.

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Brauer Museum of Art

0.28 mi / 0.45 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.

Chicago Street Theatre

1.43 mi / 2.31 km from the hotel
With more than 60 years of live theater under its belt, the Chicago Street Theatre lures crowds for productions of musicals and plays, including shows like Hair and Much Ado About Nothing.

Deep River Waterpark

9.98 mi / 16.05 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.

Downtown Valparaiso

1.39 mi / 2.24 km from the hotel
Take a break from shopping at the local retailers in downtown Valparaiso by relaxing on the benches of Central Park or eating at one of the dozens of restaurants.

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

6.09 mi / 9.8 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 300-acre outdoor facility.

Memorial Opera House

1.23 mi / 1.98 km from the hotel
Watch your favorite show or find a new appreciation for the arts at the historic Memorial Opera House, home to comedy acts, fundraisers, theatrical performances, concerts, and more.