"HAMMOND - CHICAGO' S BEDROOM COMMUNITY" Top 5 Page for this destination Hammond by LoriPori

Hammond Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 175 photos


South of Chicago, Illinois but located in Northern Indiana is the city of HAMMOND ( about a mile from Chicago limits ).
Settled in 1851 and incorporated as a city in 1883. Around 1847, the first permanent residents who were German farmers, began to settle in the area between the Grand and Little Calumet Rivers. Due to Hammond's proximity to Lake Michigan, there was much growth in population and industry quickly followed.

  • Last visit to Hammond: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    I agree, great picture of Hansi!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    We need more pictures of Hansi in the dress!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2008 at 9:30 AM

    That would have been a shame if this superb neo-classical building had been put down! Amazing pizza!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    I actually visited Hammond more often when I lived in nearby Chicago than I do now, living in southern Indiana.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2007 at 8:20 AM

    Enjoyed 2007 updates.What a fun experience, Lori. Hansi is in his "element", that's for sure. Kristi, Dave, and Ethan are right there with him. The "jock strap" is such a clever idea. Allan grew up in that area, too.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2006 at 9:50 AM

    Hahahah, I can't stop laughing looking at Ethan and Hansi having fun at Pierogi Festival. Welcome to Poland - we have free entertainment (the Polkaholics) everyday :-))) Cheers!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 8:41 AM

    Pizza looked really delicious and the festival loads of fun. He he he. Cheers, SL

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2006 at 4:16 AM

    How funny!! Great page of photos. That is one terrific looking pizza there.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 11:59 AM

    Another fun page.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2006 at 1:32 AM

    Funny travelogues. it seems Russia came to Chicago :-)))


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