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Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium

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The Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium was designed by George W. Maher & Son in the neo-classical style. It was constructed in 1921 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Aquatorium was renovated as part of the overall 2012 park improvements. Today, the Aquatorium is home to a flight museum, two landscaped courtyards, conference facilities, and a second floor viewing terrace offering views of Marquette Beach.

The Aquatorium hosts special events throughout the year and is operated by the Society for the Restoration of the Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium and Octave Chanute’s Place in History (Society). The City of Gary entered into a 50-year lease with the Society in 1993 to maintain and improve the facility and oversee its uses. For more information about the Aquatorium, or facility rental, please visit the Society’s website.

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1 North Grand Boulevard • Gary, IN 46403
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