NWI Perspectives: recreation

National, state parks showcase history, nature

National, state parks showcase history, nature

Rafi Wilkenson has lived in Chicago and South Bend. It wasn't until recently he found what lies in between.

Social media driving region's tourism efforts

Social media driving region's tourism efforts

Tourism agencies are increasingly turning to social media to connect visitors with all that Lake and Porter counties have to offer.

Region's attractions draw millions of visitors

Region's attractions draw millions of visitors

More than 1.1 million visitors flocked to Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton in 2013, attracted by its 2,182-acres of landscape and its soaring dunes and sandy beaches.

Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

You name it and Northwest Indiana likely has a festival to celebrate it. Nearly every community throughout the region hosts some sort of festival during the year.

Music, theater add to NWI night life

Music, theater add to NWI night life

At 85 years young, Mary LeVan, of Hammond, never misses a show at Beatniks on Conkey in her hometown.

Jobs, image enhancement on restaurants' bill of fare

Jobs, image enhancement on restaurants' bill of fare

Teibel's Family Restaurant founders hit on a winning formula in 1929 when they opened their doors at the crossroads of U.S. 41 and U.S. 30, in Schererville.

Dunes, conventions attract visitors to region lodging

Dunes, conventions attract visitors to region lodging

Boasting 340-plus guest rooms, an indoor waterfall pool and its own in-house comedy club among other amenities, the landmark Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza attracts guests from all over.

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