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Address: Marquette Beach, Gary, IN
Phone Number: 219-938-7829
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A whale of a tale!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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, jellyfish holding, and a whale watching expedition at Lake Michigan. Apparently, freshwater whales enjoy company,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This venue is clean and can handle music, and large gatherings. It has informative displays describing the history of the area along with notable persons and events. Just dont trust the Management to handle permitting or excise paperwork properly, follow up yourself and plan on weeks not days to get alcohol permits. Parking is not free.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A beautiful outdoor courtyard, and indoor meeting space and right on the beach! Great spot for lunch and plant shopping during the Miller Garden Walk each year.

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Gary, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Marquette Park underwent a lengthy restoration and is just getting back on its feet. The remodeling of the Aquatorium was finished at this time and it is much better that it was. Lake Michigan is a magnificent background for any outings you attend at the Aquatorium.

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Southborough
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

An old beach-house right on the dunes of Lake Michigan, this refurbished location was a perfect location for a family wedding. The building has been tastefully refurbished after many years as its prior function. Along with special rooms and open space, this location was very accommodating for a multi-function wedding - ceremony and social occasion following. There was ample parking... More 

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miller Beach Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Aquatorium which was the bath house when Marquette Park was the place to go in the early 1900's. Marquette Park, The Pavillion and the Aquatorium have been recently renovated with a 28M grant. Both are now used and rented for weddings/parties. The park itself with the renovation looks like a Chicago Lake front park. It is safe and secure... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

My fiance and I decided to check out The Aquatorium as the venue for our wedding this summer. We fell in love with it immediately. We're getting married on the second floor, and there's no end in sight with how we can personalize it. It also allows for a gorgeous view of the sunset, and the surrounding beach is clean.... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

My son was married yesterday at the Aquatorium. Even though I had been to Miller Beach as a kid, I never remembered it. It was terrific. Although it was hot outside, the stone building was cool. Beautiful vistas of the lake on three sides. All the guests commented on the beautiful landscaping in the courtyard. All in all a great... More 

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Gary
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2008

I'm not sure what the last reviewer was looking for in a beach spot but the Aquatorium is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places to view the water. I live just a few blocks from it and I'm glad I do. It's a beautiful structure with some rich history. The gardens are gorgeous and the refurbished area on... More 

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