Top 10 Things to do in Cedar Lake, United States

October 10, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Cedar Lake is a town in Hanover and Center townships, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 11,560 at the 2010 census. The town is known for Cedar Lake (formerly Lake of the Red Cedars, Armour).
Restaurants in Cedar Lake

1. Lake of the Red Cedars Museum

Cedar Lake Town Grounds Complex, 7408 Constitution Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN 46303 +1 219-374-6157
Excellent
64%
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18%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Lake of the Red Cedars Museum

Reviewed By MyrtleBeach60 - Columbia, South Carolina

I was raised in Cedar Lake but haven't lived there in about 30 years. I first went to this museum two years ago and was pleasantly surprised by the size (20+ dedicated rooms with different themes), the quality of the collections and the knowledge of the docents. There is even a huge mastodon bone they found on the lake! The most recent change was an old barber shop they physically moved with all the equipment from the early days. Everyone of all ages will be sure to find something that really interests them. Its a wonderful way to spend a rainy day.

2. Shrine of the Christ's Passion

10630 Wicker Ave, Saint John, IN 46373-8809 +1 219-365-6010
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
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5 based on 89 reviews

Shrine of the Christ's Passion

Reviewed By Caryn K - Las Vegas, Nevada

Imagine the opportunity of sitting with Jesus at the last supper table. The apostles have not yet arrived, so it's just you and Jesus. Or how about being witness to Pontius Pilate looking down on Jesus and he turns and asks you, what do you say? Do you want to set him free or do you say crucify him? That's what you get when you go to St John's Indiana to see the shrine of Christ's passion. You're actually put in these situations and it can have a profound effect on you. I hope all Christians take the time to walk the different stations.

3. Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch

17904 Grant Pl, Lowell, IN 46356-9511 +1 219-440-2386
Excellent
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5 based on 8 reviews

Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch

Reviewed By WendyBarbara - Chicago, Illinois

This attraction was such a pleasant surprise -- had dozens of rides and games and no lines (roller coaster, trains, hay ride, monkey barrels, banana ride, cornfield mazes, playground, etc.). Other similar pumpkin festivals are overcrowded and expensive. This one is worth the extra drive to get to.

4. Albanese Candy Factory

5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947 +1 219-947-3070
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

Albanese Candy Factory

Reviewed By woodjan - Hobart, Indiana

Great outlet for the candy lover in the family. The chocolate lover..the chocolate covered raisins or the chocolate covered pecans. Of course they carry gummy bears.worms etc. Too. Sugar free candy is in ample supply. Friendly staff. Can't go wrong here.

5. Escape Room NWI

830 Cedar Pkwy, Schererville, IN 46375-1200 +1 219-595-9197
Excellent
87%
Good
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5 based on 30 reviews

Escape Room NWI

Reviewed By Misty D

My husband and I are avid game room enthusiasts. We were making a trip to Chicago and wanted to hit a few on our way. We decided on this one as one of our stops. It was noon and I was in the process of booking the 1:30 room. I didn't put "2" people accidentally so I went back to fix it and the game was gone. I reset, exited and reentered....nothing. it was gone. So my husband called and they asked how many people....he said 2. They informed him that it takes their employees that amount of time to get there when a room is booked. I find it difficult to believe 5 mitues would have made a huge difference. Out of the dozens of rooms we have been to, never have we ran across this type of scenerio. My advice would be to book way in advance to ensure someone can make it there to run the game for you.

6. Zig-E's Funland

8176 Wicker Ave, Saint John, IN 46373-8875 +1 219-558-0596
Excellent
65%
Good
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Zig-E's Funland

Reviewed By Stephen K - Saint John, Indiana

The perfect amusement locale for all ages! Whether you're 2 or 62 there's something for you here! Tired of listening to your boss and his management team? Well, book a company event . . . bring your company to Zig-E's for a great competitive battle of Paintball War! From the many arcade games for young and old alike, to the rip-roaring thrill of piloting your go-kart around the famous Zig-E racetrack, you'll always want to return! Located just to the north and front of Lake Central High School in Saint John, IN, Zig-E's has many attractions to offer! Mini-golf, Bungee jumping, Batting cages for all levels and the above mentioned arcade and go-karts. Inside the arcade is a snack shop. Arcade players earn tickets to redeem for prizes. Did I mention you can book Birthday parties? There are many different packages. As the weather warms up. . . and baseball is near . . . many players of ALL levels of skill have been spotted at Zig-E's. Who knows? You might just bump into a MLB player! Zig-E's, this place was made for fun!

7. Star Plaza Theatre

8001 Delaware Pl, Merrillville, IN 46410-5641 +1 219-769-6600
Excellent
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Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
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4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Star Plaza Theatre

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Reviewed By Charles R - Warsaw, Indiana

The stage is huge and the seating is within easy view of everything happening on stage! Drinks are very pricey!

8. Grand Old Lady (The Lake County Courthouse)

1 Courthouse Sq # 205, Crown Point, IN 46307-3925 +1 219-662-3975
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Grand Old Lady (The Lake County Courthouse)

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

This courthouse was first built as a log structure in 1837, only to be replaced by a frame structure in 1849. The central portion including the clock tower was began in 1878 and dedicated in 1880. The towers were added in 1907 and dedicated in 1909. Because of the courthouse, the square always looks great and helps to make the town square area a bit more vibrant. There is a small museum that is dedicated to John Dillinger and to his era when criminal gangs like his were actually lauded by people. It did take some time for law enforcement at the time to come to grips with what was happening in the 1920s and 1930s. If you are near Crown Point make the stop, though I wouldn't make a separate field trip to it. You may also want to call to verify the hours.

9. Southlake Mall

2109 Southlake Mall, Merrillville, IN 46410-6499 +1 219-738-2260
Excellent
49%
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Southlake Mall

For shopping in Merrillville, IN, the Southlake mall hosts Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney and Sears department stores, Dick's Sporting Goods store and over 160 more mall shops and restaurants. The Merrillville shopping mall and AMC Showplace Hobart 12 movie theater are located at Mississippi and Hwy 30, east of I-65.

Reviewed By geminim0m - Chicago, Illinois

I love going to Merrillville, IN. It's a short drive from Chicago and there are lots of hotel options if I want to do a quick, cheap getaway. It's in a prime location with tons of lodging, food, and entertainment that is easily accessible. The mall is absolutely fantastic with so many stores to choose from. I can never visit all of the stores that I want in a single day. I love the options! The mall is always nice and clean and there are never any rowdy people when I visit.

10. Lake Toy Rentals

14611 Lauerman, Cedar Lake, IN 46303 +1 219-380-2570

Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting.

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