Downtown Gary, Indiana









About Us


Shop Downtown Discount Card

Discounts For Customers - Support Local Businesses - Fight Cancer

When you purchase a Shop Downtown Discount Card for $10, you help support your neighbors, local economy and the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also ensure great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating member. It's a win/win situation.

Shop Downtown will contribute 100% of the sale price of each discount card sold through December 31, 2021, to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.









Downtown Merchants
Sign up for free!






Things to do in Gary, Indiana

Main Street of old Downtown Gary speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Gary the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Gary brings smiles by way of doughnuts and pastries made fresh daily for your enjoyment. Everyone has their favorite of course but having a variety of bakeries is what makes downtown so special. Fritters, scones and pies oh my!

Downtown Gary brings meaning to leisure time while enjoying the local yarn shop and wandering through in amazement with the different fibers and vast array of colors. Signing up for a class is easy and fun and serves as a great getaway for a few hours to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Downtown Gary has the perfect game shop for both young and old. Your friends and family will enjoy hours of entertainment with a wide selection of board games, card games and games of skill. A perfect stop for travellers with kids and those seeking a new adventure for game night.

Downtown Gary helps you expand your skills and learn some new ways to expand your artisan flare? Sign up for classes at your kitchen supply store, yarn shop, art and craft shop and photo gallery. You'll be having great fun with your new friends as you you take on that next project.

Why do you love downtown?

Ariel
i have been here since 2005 and fell in love with downtown, the shops are amazing, good prices, nice people, great gifts ect... the scenery is wonderful as well

Jennifer Wagner
First time downtown!

Shawna Moore
I like the old school charm and love supporting the local merchants!

Jennifer Murphy
It's our town!

Mary Warszynski
I have not been there yet. I am planning a family outing for March.

Restaurants in Gary, Indiana


Armans Restaurant

5875 Melton Road
Downtown Gary



A Taste Of The Bahamas

1131 Dearborn Circle
Downtown Gary



Beach Cafe

903 North Shelby St
Downtown Gary



5th Avenue Gyros Express

1010 West 5th Avenue
Downtown Gary



A Taste Of Harolds

1994 Grant St
Downtown Gary




Downtown Gary Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Gary can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.

Most hotel offer a complimentary breakfast bar or even a full cafe meal with your choice of a full menu. Keep in mind that some offer nothing at all so it is a good idea to pack a few packets of instant oatmeal for a quick and easy meal before you head out for the day.

Always tip staff when you feel the service was great and don't forget the housekeeping staff which you may never see. You should tip every day if you are staying multiple days as the staff may rotate out and miss the bounty at the end.



Majestic Star Casino and Hotel
1 Buffington Harbor Dr