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Gary Aquatorium

6918 Oak Ave, Gary, IN 46403
2192134908
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View of the Lake

There have been major renovations over the past few years to the Aquatorium. The grounds, building... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
ShyoneChicago
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Chicago
Wine Tasting Fundraiser

This is a great venue for casual to elegant! On a nice summer evening it is perfect for any event... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
bbjones2016
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Gary, Indiana
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6918 Oak Ave, Gary, IN 46403
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Reviewed 18 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

Thank ShyoneChicago
Reviewed 1 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 13 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 5 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 26 July 2016

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

Thank steviencks
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Gerald R
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 18 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...More

2  Thank George R
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

I'm speechless. Who would have thought that this Midwestern gem of a city would have south to offer! Historic neighborhoods, an exciting nightlife and our personal favorite, whale watching! We arrived at the aquarium and signed up for the premium tour which included penguin feeding,...More

7  Thank Eric T
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