"Commercial Center of Lake County, Indiana" Merrillville by Toughluck

Merrillville Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 9 photos

Home of the major shopping district. Merrillville was once the generic name for everything around the intersection of I-65 and U.S. 30. Then the City of Hobart and the City of Merrillville began to aggressively annex the entire area. Today, nearly everything east of I-65 is 'technically' Hobart and all of that west of the freeway, is Merrillville.

Since downtown Hobart is north and east by about 5 or 6 miles, this area is still thought of as Merrillville. It's the Mall, three or five shopping plazas, two or is it three multi-screen theaters, the life Chicago Venue of the Star Plaza and nearly every hotel chain in the world.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:If you need it, it's here.
  • Cons:Good luck getting where you need to go, it's busy roads.
  • Last visit to Merrillville: Oct 2009
  • Intro Written Oct 15, 2009
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