Crown Point, Indiana
Incorporated in 1868, Crown Point is the county seat of Lake County. This beautiful city not only has a wealth of fascinating history, it also has an abundance of dining, entertainment, and recreational options.
Crown Point features a large variety of distinctive restaurants including Lucrezia Ristorante, located in the historic Brown Mansion. Crown Brewing serves up award-winning craft beer. For a quick bite, stop by The Hot Dog Guy's cart on the southeast corner of the square.
The square offers many unique shops such as Barbara Jean’s Gifts & Gourmet and The Copper Butterfly. The historic courthouse boasts many interesting shops including Mescolare as well as the Lake County Historical Society Museum. The "Grand Old Lady," as it's known, was erected in 1878. It became known as the "Marriage Mill" since Crown Point required no waiting period for marriage licenses. Many notable people, including Rudolph Valentino and Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali) were married there.
Visitors can enjoy more history at the Old Sheriff’s House Foundation, home of the infamous jail from which "Public Enemy #1," John Dillinger, escaped in 1934.
The city hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year including the Lake County Fair in early August, Corn Roast, Oktoberfest, Food and Arts Festival and numerous parades. During the summer months, a weekly car cruise and farmers' markets are favorites.
For more information about Crown Point, please contact:
City of Crown Point
Crossroads Chamber of Commerce
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