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Great Place for a Party

My granddaughter had her baby shower at the Aquatorium and I was impressed. There is history about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary, Indiana
Great venue!

Our daughter got married there and we also had the reception there. The management was good to... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Rensselaer, Indiana
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1 week ago
“Great Place for a Party”
7 Sep 2018
“Great venue!”
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6918 Oak Ave, Gary, IN 46403
+1 219-213-4908
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 May 2008

I'm not sure what the last reviewer was looking for in a beach spot but the Aquatorium is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places to view the water. I live just a few blocks from it and I'm glad I do. It's a...More

9  Thank BeachCombingNDN
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 September 2014

This venue is clean and can handle music, and large gatherings. It has informative displays describing the history of the area along with notable persons and events. Just dont trust the Management to handle permitting or excise paperwork properly, follow up yourself and plan on...More

4  Thank Bombero474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter had her baby shower at the Aquatorium and I was impressed. There is history about Gary on the walls and the views are beautiful. They supplied a itchen area, and it’s fully enclosed. I would love to rent this area for an event.

Thank mzcyberella
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Our daughter got married there and we also had the reception there. The management was good to work with and the restrictions (being in a public park surrounded by residential neighborhoods) were reasonable. There are 3 rentable areas in the Aquatorium and we used them...More

Thank RobP606
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Was married here a couple of years ago. It already looks great, but with the decorations we put up, and lighting, it looked even better than it already does. It was great for our photos as well. It was a small wedding, but the architecture...More

1  Thank sliderALT
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We made a sidetrack to visit this gem on the lake front, and we were treated to a beautiful sunset on the beach. The Aquatorium was built in the 1920's from concrete T block, and is an excellent example of innovation with classical styling. The...More

1  Thank redneon98
Reviewed 19 April 2017

There have been major renovations over the past few years to the Aquatorium. The grounds, building and beach are all well maintained. There is plenty of safe and secure parking. The views of Lake Michigan are simply awesome. A better restaurant and bike rentals would...More

1  Thank ShyoneChicago
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great venue for casual to elegant! On a nice summer evening it is perfect for any event. The view is second to none of the lake!

Thank bbjones2016
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This building is designed by a world famous archictect and was restored several years ago. Climb to the viewing area for a panoramic view of the Chicago skyline and the scenic lakefront dunes and beach.

Thank pblack02
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

If you're new to the area, make this a must-see! Great for photos AND the beach barely has any rocks. It's about $5 for parking but worth it!

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Romantic, romantic, romantic. Thinking about getting married?? This is the PERFECT LOCATION,,! And very affordable

Thank steviencks
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great travel site in Gary Marquette Park. Sits on the beach with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Just renovated,

Thank Kevin B
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