Michigan City Attractions

Things to do in Michigan City



Pack your bags and find out all the things to do in Michigan City for your next Indiana vacation.If you are looking for things to do in Michigan City, then you don't have to look far. Whether you are a year-round resident or someone visiting the area, you will find that the area has plenty to offer people of all ages. From beaches to museums and shopping, the area is filled with recreational choices.

Charter Boats

If beautiful Lake Michigan is calling to you, stop in and reserve a spot on one of Michigan City's charter boats. Salmon Hunter Charter Fishing offers access to prime trout and salmon fishing. They even clean and bag your fish when the trip is complete. Head out on a sailboat, if you want, by stopping in at Michigan City Sailboat Charters. You can rent a boat, with a captain provided, for a day, two days and a night, or even an entire week.

Old Lighthouse Museum

If you prefer to stay on the land, but near the water, spend a day touring the Old Lighthouse Museum. Of the many activities in Michigan City, this one will have you stepping back in time. You can take an audio tour, a self-directed tour or a live tour as you explore the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. Learn all about Miss Harriet Colfax who was the lighthouse keeper from 1861 through 1904. Climb the tower, visit the lantern room, and browse through exhibits highlighting Lake Michigan shipwrecks.

Washington Park Zoo

Who ever knew that you could find a castle in a zoo? That's exactly what you'll find as you stroll around the beautiful 15-acre grounds at the Washington Park Zoo. The zoo also has a 70-foot tall observation tower. Tigers and Madagascar Hissing Roaches are only some of the over-200 amazing creatures you will find in this zoo that is located close to the lake on a hilly sand dune.

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa

If you're looking for some grown-up things to do in Michigan City, you might enjoy some time at the Blue Chip Casino. There is a four-story riverboat that offers over 65,000 square feet of gaming space. Play poker, table games, or try your luck at the slot machines. If you get hungry, you can always grab a dinner at one of the casino's five restaurants.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

When looking for art-focused things to do in Michigan City, you'll find that the Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a one-stop shop. View art exhibits, take art classes, and view performances in this huge structure, which houses studios and galleries. The Lubeznik Center for the Arts even offers camps for children.  

Michigan City brings in many tourists, and it's also a great place to live throughout the year. People come pouring in from Chicago and other areas to relax on the beautiful Michigan City beaches. You'll find that the area offers a lot more than sand or water, so grab your family and get ready for a great time along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Find a Michigan City vacation rental to fit the whole family.

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