Gary Tourism, Indiana

Visit Gary - Best of Gary

Gary (/ɡɛəri/) is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25 miles (40 kilometres) from downtown Chicago, Illinois. The population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. Gary's population has had drastic population loss, falling by 55 percent from its peak of 178,320 in 1960. Gary is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and borders Lake Michigan.The city is known for its large steel mills, and for being the birthplace of The Jackson 5 music group.


Planning a vacation to Gary in United States? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Chicago also deserves a visit. Chicago, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The Art Institute Of Chicago, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate. Also, to reach Gary, you'll have to take a flight to Chicago; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Gary*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gary

    Know the pollution level of Gary before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.79 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 44.08 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.88 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.99 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.68 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 23.78 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.51 (Very Low)
  • Gary: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gary for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gary.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.76 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.44 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.39 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.71 (High)
    • Car Stealing 54.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.77 (High)
    • Attacks 62.1 (High)
    • Drug offense 70.05 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 24.09 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 61.46 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 47.12 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.84 (High)
  • Living in Gary - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gary is 160.75 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 34.97 (Low)
    • Climate Index 66.11 (High)
    • Pollution Index 37.84 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.07 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.68 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.34 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.74 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 132.16 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gary

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gary

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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