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Address: 6918 Oak Ave, Gary, IN 46403
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View of the Lake

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 make this place the ultimate day-cation. I plan to stay longer than a few hours... More 

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Thank ShyoneChicago
Gary, Indiana
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3 reviews
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!

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Thank bbjones2016
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
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.

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Thank pblack02
Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Jackie P
Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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

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Thank steviencks
Gary, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

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Thank Kevin B
University Park, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I wrote a review on Facebook but they deleted my post. So I will repost it on Facebook and I am writing a review here. First off this place is truly beautiful. I love what they did with the place and Dolly Harris is truly amazing. She is the person at the front desk. That is all I can say.... More 

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2 Thank jorikayturner
Gary, Indiana
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Having lived in this section of Gary (Miller Beach) decades ago, it was interesting to see the restoration work that has been done to the structure. The informative signage explains much of the history and work done on this historical architectural structure at the south end of Lake Michigan.

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Thank Gerald R
Chicago
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490 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I was so glad to find this place. Very romantic. You can climb upstairs for the view of the Lake and Chicago. Also upstairs you will find some information boards describing history of the Aquatorium, Miller Dune Beach and about beginning of aviation (which were started in here). Make sure you read all of them as well as have time... More 

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Thank Anna G
Gary, Indiana
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

As President and Founder of The Gary Aquatorium Society 25 years ago, this grand $4 million renovated building is now a place of history of flight since in 1896, Octave Chanute flew the very first heavier than air aircraft, on the dunes just 600 feet from the Aquatorium, The Society has committed one full wing that displays an 1896 glider... More 

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