Things to do in Michigan City

The Best Things to do in Michigan City

Set on a fraction of the vast shoreline of Lake Michigan, is the Michigan City. Small, simple and beautiful, people often plan to come here to unwind. Although small, the city offers a myriad of exciting activities to enjoy and luxury things to pamper yourself with. From wandering into nature, encountering wildlife, enjoying the water sports and trying your luck in casinos, things to do in Michigan City are plenty!

Here’s a brief glimpse of all that the city holds for tourists.

HISTORY

There is more than what meets the eye about this 19th-century town. The Michigan City Lighthouse, the Old Lighthouse Museum, the Barker Mansion and the Great Lake Museum of Military History are some of the tourist attractions in Michigan City that tell you the story of this area. While the Barker Mansion is from the 19th century, you will find tiny pieces of history hidden in the walls of the Old Lighthouse Museum.

A visit to any one of these is enough to fill you up with wonder as to how this tiny land has today become this lively city.

NATURE

It is said that the first settlers fell in love with the dunes, the berries and the fields of wildflowers. And even today, after two centuries, the charm of the city remains unwavered. In fact, not only are the dunes of Mt. Baldy and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spectacular than ever, but the city is also home to a number of animals like tigers, alligators, wolves and grizzly bears who are sheltered in the Washington Park Zoo. The Rock Garden and Gazebo in the Washington Park, and the Washington Park Beach are also some of the most popular places to visit in Michigan City. while here, don’t miss out on a morning walk in Friendship Botanical Garden!

ART

When it comes to art, Michigan City flaunts its colours and dances into every tourist’s heart. Whether it be a performance or a canvas, you will be left mesmerised by the culture showcased here. Some of the best places in Michigan City to explore art would be the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and the Footlight Players.

SPORTS AND RECREATION

With the excellent services that the Michigan City Golf Course and the Pottawattomie Country Club offer, sports and recreation in Michigan City is a delight! Not only golf, but also the water sports in the lake are exciting, fun and safe.

You will find the waterfront restaurants and cafes overlooking Lake Michigan, serving delicious food to be a gastronomic adventure, to say the least. Not to mention the many luxurious hotels with posh restaurants giving you the treat that you have been craving for.

And, along with the classy restaurants, these hotels also have casinos, spas and other recreational activities for their guests. For the best casino experience, head out to Blue Chip Casino. With so many things to do with children here, you can plan a vacation here with your family.

You must be excited to see Michigan City in person now. With the most incredible experiences hidden in the small parts of this town, get ready to be surprised. Walk along the shoreline, enjoy the view from the pier, be a part of the Festival of Lights and enjoy the freshness of the city.

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  • Michigan City Lighthouse

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Joseph Bailley Homestead

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Century of Progress Architectural District

    208 W Lake Front Dr

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Porter Town Hall

    303 Franklin St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Pinhook Methodist Church And Cemetery

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Beverly Shores South Shore Station

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Lake Michigan

    Lakes
  • Portage Public Marina

    1200 Marina Way

    Lakes
  • Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

    2100 Willowcreek Rd

    Lakes
  • Flint Lake Church Of Christ

    1702 Crescent Rd

    Lakes
  • Spectacle Lake

    Lakes
  • Middle Of Flint Lake

    Lakes
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  • Barker Mansion

    631 Washington St

    Museums
  • Old Lighthouse Museum

    1 Washington St

    Museums
  • Great Lakes Museum of Military History

    360 Dunes Plz

    Museums
  • Old Lighthouse Museum

    100 Heisman Harbor Rd

    Museums
  • Ragtops Automobile Museum of Michigan City

    209 W Michigan Blvd

    Museums
  • Community Center for the Arts

    312 E 8th St

    Museums
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  • Oasis Splash Pad

    115 Lake Shore Dr

    Amusement Parks
  • Sterling Crown Shows

    3663 N 950 W

    Amusement Parks
  • Diamond Amusement

    717 Sheridan Ave

    Amusement Parks
  • Seven Peaks Waterpark

    1275 Waverly Rd

    Amusement Parks
  • Cyber Quest - Four Winds Casino Resort

    11111 Wilson Rd

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Haunted Hills Hospital

    6112 Old Porter Rd

    Amusement Parks
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  • Ryan's Irish Pub

    401 Franklin St

    Bars Seafood
  • Matey's Restaurant

    110 Franklin St

    American Seafood Bars
  • Holly's Restaurant & Pub

    3705 Franklin St

    American Bars Barbecue
  • McGinnis Pub

    227 W 7th St

    American Bars
  • Chili's Grill & Bar

    5300 Franklin St

    American Bars
  • Journeyman Distillery

    109 Generation Dr

    Restaurants Bars Breweries
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  • Blue Chip Casino

    2 Easy St

    Casinos and Gaming Hotels and Motels
  • Four Winds Casino Resort

    11111 Wilson Rd

    Casinos and Gaming Hotels and Motels Resorts
  • Casino & Pizzeria

    11451 Obrien Ct

    Casinos and Gaming Pizza
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  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Beach Drive

    Natural Parks
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    1100 N Mineral Springs Rd

    Natural Parks
  • West Beach

    N County Line Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Indiana Dunes Inland Marsh Trail

    Natural Parks
  • The Great Marsh At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Natural Parks
  • Indiana Dunes Mount Baldy

    Natural Parks
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  • Striebel Pond

    Dog Parks
  • Woodland Park

    2100 Willowcreek Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Bluhm County Park

    3855 S 1100 W

    Dog Parks
  • Harbert Community Park

    13538 Red Arrow Hwy

    Dog Parks
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  • Michigan City Beach

    Beaches
  • Mount Baldy

    Beaches
  • Stop 2

    Beaches
  • Beautiful Lake Michigan Beach House in Resort Community

    Beaches
  • Washington Park Michigan City Lake Front

    Beaches
  • Ogden Dunes Beach

    Shore Drive

    Beaches
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  • Blue Heron Rookery

    N County Road 600 E

    Hiking
  • Chesterton Bike Trail

    Hiking
  • Cowles Bog

    Hiking Landmarks
  • Great Marsh Trail

    Hiking
  • Soldiers Memorial Park

    250 Pine Lake Ave

    Hiking
  • Deer Trail Park

    Hiking
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