Take a trip to the City of Whiting, Indiana – a beautiful corridor to Lake Michigan nestled between the sites of Chicago and the shores of Michigan. This heartwarming community just 30 minutes from Downtown Chicago highlights award-winning schools, residential opportunities, family attractions, and events for all to enjoy.
Visit Historic Downtown Whiting
Historic 119th Street is the heart of Whiting. Just blocks from the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, Historic Downtown Whiting is flourishing with quaint shops, a historic movie theatre, Plaza Areas, a micro-brewery, and a wide variety of cuisine; all within walking distance.
Shop and Dine Our Business District
Your visit wouldn’t be complete without shopping and dining in Downtown Whiting!
From mouthwatering pizza with patio seating, to a beach-themed atmosphere serving Caribbean cuisine, to your favorite Mexican and American dishes, Downtown Whiting is full of flavor. Guests will also enjoy an array of spirits and nightlife at the many restaurants and bars including our rustic micro-brewery and taproom.
The Downtown Whiting Business District is also known for its many unique shops. In addition to 119th Street’s vintage look and feel, you’ll find gifts and souvenirs, home decor, boutique style clothing, and local handmade treasures that you won’t find anywhere else. Stop by our local game shop for hands-on, kid fun and education or relax in one of Whiting’s coffee houses and cafes.
Explore the World of Mascots
Whiting, Indiana is the official home of the National Mascot Hall of Fame (MHOF)! More than just an interactive children’s museum, the MHOF features interactive and educational mascot-themed exhibits that incorporate S.T.E.A.M-based activities for students grades K-8. The MHOF entertains kids and families year-round with famous mascot appearances, special events, birthday parties, and more. Visit mascothalloffame.com to plan your trip today!
Enjoy Whiting Lakefront Park
Settled on the beautiful southern shore of Lake Michigan, Whiting is home to the jewel of Northwest Indiana – spectacular Whiting Lakefront Park. Serving as a key component of the Marquette Greenway, Whiting Lakefront Park features a boardwalk, bike trail, a 300-foot pier, gazebo, formal garden, pavilions available to rent and breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline. Be sure to experience all that Whiting Lakefront Park has to offer when planning your next event.
Whihala Beach & The WhoaZone
Adjacent to Whiting Lakefront Park, Whihala Beach offers the complete Lake Michigan beach experience with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. Whihala is home to the WhoaZone, featuring a floating water park, cabana and umbrella rentals, birthday parties and more! Guests have access to restrooms, rinse showers, food concessions, a public boat launch and ramp, swimming, walking paths, a bike trail, and fishing! (Indiana waters require proper fishing licenses).
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