Merrillville is a city of 36,000 people (2020) in Lake County, Indiana. Merrillville is a hub for retail trade in Northwest Indiana. The US 30 corridor between Taft Street and Colorado Street has a large concentration of big-box retailers, hotels, restaurants, and automobile dealerships.
Barons Bus Lines services Merrillville seven days per week as part of schedule 0025, westbound, with local service between Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.
The closest South Shore Line station is in downtown Gary and can be reached using GPTC Route 17 or Barons Bus schedule 0025. The closest Amtrak station is in Dyer, Indiana. It cannot be directly reached by public transit.
Merrillville's nearest commercial airports are Griffith-Merrillville Airport in Griffith and Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary.
The original alignment of Lincoln Highway is known as 73rd Avenue (also called Old Lincoln Highway) in Merrillville, while the current Lincoln Highway (US 30) is known as 81st Avenue. State Road 53 (Broadway) and State Road 55 (Taft Street) traverse the town from north to south.
Gary Public Transportation Corporation provides bus service along the Broadway Avenue Corridor and within the US 30 retail/office corridor.
- 1 Southlake Mall, 2109 Southlake Mall, ☏ . The Southlake mall hosts Macy's and JCPenney department stores, and 160 more mall shops and restaurants. The Merrillville shopping mall and AMC Showplace Hobart 12 movie theater are located at Mississippi and Hwy 30, east of I-65.
- Best Western Inn & Suites Of Merrillville, 8293 Louisiana St, ☏ . Indoor pool, breakfast. $105.
|Routes through Merrillville|
|Gary ← Hobart ←||N S||→ Crown Point → Lafayette|
|Joliet ← Schererville ←||W E||→ Valparaiso → Fort Wayne|