Miller Travel Guide

  • can you see the deer?
    can you see the deer?
    by sambarnett
  • a town no more...
    a town no more...
    by sambarnett
  • lake michigan shoreline
    lake michigan shoreline
    by sambarnett

Miller Things to Do

  • Old Miller Town Hall

    In 1907, eleven years before annexation into Gary in 1918, Miller incorportated as a town. In the summer of 1910, the town before voted unanimously to approve construction of this two-story brick town hall. In 1920 it was refurbished as a firehouse. Revonvation work in the mid 1970s led to the building's listing on the National Register of Historic...

    more
  • Marquette Park

    In 1919, after thirteen years of saying it wasn’t in the business of recreation, US Steel presented the 120 acre Marquette Park to the city of Gary. Ironically, this represented one of the first attempts at conservation of the Lake Michigan shoreline from industry interests.   Father Marquette, the Jesuit priest who explored and did missionary work...

    more
  • The Aquatorium

       The structure was built in 1921 by George Washington Maher on the sight where Octave Chanute conducted notable flight experiments in 1896 that had a big impact on the Wright Brothers' own attempts and successes.    Besides the spectacular lake and Chicago skyline views and interesting architecture the east wing...

    more

Miller Restaurants

  • Froo-froo in the hard Steel City

    This very popular and highly regarded restaurant regularly brings Chicago's elite into the da Region. Dunno, never eaten here. My mom likes it though.

    more
  • Region stalwart

    This place has been here forever I think. I'm kind of ashamed to say I've only recently patronized it for the first time. And although it was my first time I ran into seven people I knew. Defintely a Region stalwart. Ming Ling's specializes in Cantonese. It's all good.

    more
  • Miller Hotels

    0 Hotels in Miller

Miller Transportation

  • sambarnett's Profile Photo

    by sambarnett Written Feb 6, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Shore South train stops at the Miller station, located on the northwest corner of the intersection of US 12 and Lake Street, very near Miller's shopping district. Be sure to check a train schedule, not every run stops here.

    reaching the station

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Miller Shopping

  • sambarnett's Profile Photo

    by sambarnett Written May 5, 2003

    The Lake Street Gallery focuses on handmade, limited production arts and crafts with a concentration of area (particularly Dunes) related pieces. The gallery also plays hosts to Region-related book and magazine releases.

    What to buy: South Shore posters (classic and new), work of local artists, frames, Dunes-relate pieces, etc...

    lake street gallery (on left)

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Miller Warnings and Dangers

  • sambarnett's Profile Photo

    by sambarnett Updated Jul 30, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    For the most part, Miller is a safe and tight-knit community. A premeditated murder that occured in late 2002 shook this usually quiet community. These unfortunate things can happen anywhere, sadly.
       That said, I have noticed graffiti, some of it gang-related, and broken liquor bottles at Marquette Park and around town so it's probably best not to mindlessly wander around the area at night.

    no matter what

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Miller Favorites

  • sambarnett's Profile Photo

    by sambarnett Updated Apr 26, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: from City of the Century by James Lane:
       Several reasons have been given for naming the area Miller. There was an innkeeper named Samuel W. Miller who asked train conductors to drop off milk when they passed by, causing them to refer to the stop as "Miller Junction." A section boss named Miller was in charge of keeping roadbeds in good repair. Finally, a foreman named John Miller, who was in charge of building a station house, may have christened the area Miller, after burying his child there.

    miller

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Instant Answers: Miller

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

98 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Miller
Miller Woods Trail
Things to Do
Miller Travel Guide
Map of Miller

View all Miller hotels