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Nestled along the southern shores of Lake Michigan, Michigan City, Indiana, unveils a tapestry of experiences for every visitor. From cultural gems to adrenaline-pumping events, this city beckons you to explore and discover!
NATURE AT YOUR DOORSTEP
From Washington Park beach to the diverse terrain of the Indiana Dunes National Park, nature lovers are sure to find a favorite spot when traveling to Michigan City. Spend a day relaxing on the sand and catch breathtaking views of the historic lighthouse on the water or lace up your shoes and explore the family-friendly Washington Park Zoo. Then, take in the 105 acres of lush Friendship Gardens – and jump aboard the Emita II with Harbor Country Adventures for a sunset cruise.
Michigan City offers unique experiences for all. Stroll into The Barker Mansion to learn the story of one family’s rise to success in the rail industry while you explore the Legacy of Freight of the Haskell & Barker Car Company exhibit. The Old Lighthouse Museum stands as a testament to Michigan City’s maritime past. The lighthouse, built in 1858, offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s maritime history. Michigan City also boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with the Lubeznik Center for the Arts serving as a hub for creativity and expression. This contemporary art space showcases both local and international artists. This summer, you can catch the Lubeznik Arts Festival, which brings in thousands of visitors, and enjoy KaPow!, a collection of artwork from the golden age of superhero comics.
Visitors timing their trip right might find themselves immersed in the lively atmosphere of one of Michigan City’s annual events. Held the first week of August, the XINSURANCE Great Lakes Grand Prix is a powerboat racing extravaganza held on Lake Michigan that attracts thrill-seekers and racing enthusiasts from far and wide. Events carry on throughout the year with the Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival in June and Oktoberfest during Labor Day Weekend. Both events fill a weekend with activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you are looking for a reason to visit in the colder months, the Festival of Lights display in December and Shelf Ice Brewfest during the frigid month of February are perfect!
EXTEND YOUR STAY
A range of unique lodging options elevate the visitor experience. Beachwalk, a charming community along the lakefront, offers distinctive vacation rentals, providing a perfect blend of comfort and coastal charm. The Brewery Lodge caters to those seeking a blend of history and modern amenities, offering cozy accommodations. For travelers seeking a boutique experience, 4411 Inn & Suites stands out with its personalized service and stylish rooms, creating an intimate retreat in the heart of the city.
Michigan City, Indiana, is a destination that transcends expectations. Captivating and unforgettable, Michigan City invites you to discover the essence of the Midwest!
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