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|The city is just 45 minutes away from both of Chicago’s international airports, where taxi, rental car and shuttle services are available.|
Trips to and from Chicago are a breeze thanks to the South Shore Train service. Local transit is offered by the Gary Public Transportation Corporation, and there are numerous local car and taxi services as well.
Located just 25 minutes from downtown Chicago, the Genesis Convention Center is the largest venue in Northwestern Indiana. The Genesis Convention Center is Gary’s premier location for a variety of different events, including trade shows, festivals, weddings, corporate conferences, and sporting events.
About the Genesis Convention Center
The venue functions as both a sports arena and convention center, boasting a large 24, 472 sq. ft. arena with a 49-ft. ceiling. The convention center is attached to Indiana Hall, Gary’s best theater and ballroom, which can host up to 1,200 guests for performances, banquets, receptions, business meetings and parties. Sophisticated banquets can be arranged by expert event planners, so your guests may dine in style and elegance.
The experienced catering team can provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee services exquisitely prepared for up to 8,000 people. For business meetings, the Genesis provides two levels of available rental space, with 18 meeting rooms for a total of 58,468 sq. ft. of gathering space, all within close range to the main exhibition floor. Each room is equipped with electrical outlets and its own separate sound systems, providing ample accommodation for all your audio-visual needs.
Each event is skillfully coordinated and facilitated by friendly, knowledgeable planners and event support staff, who will arrange and set up any amenities needed for your event.There are many fun options for recreation and entertainment during your stay in Gary.
Things to do in Gary
For outdoor activities, nature enthusiasts will love exploring Lake Michigan. These unique beaches are composed of naturally-occurring sand dunes, alongside lush wetlands, tranquil ponds and calm prairies, making the ideal location for a camping trip or just spending a day soaking up the sun at the lake.