Life on the lake enhances your quality of life here in Michigan City. Being close to Lake Michigan allows for many recreational and outdoor sport activities as well as leisurely experiences on the beach and lakeshore.
Lake Michigan Gateway Implementation Strategy (LMGIS)
The project aims to capitalize on our extraordinary potential and transform our area into a memorable and economically vibrant destination. With a focus priority projects, the completed strategy will create a framework for public and private investment and policy decisions, and will outline a series of specific, feasible implementation projects.
Painting New Hues of Perception about Michigan City’s Downtown
The city’s downtown is creating its own redevelopment renaissance through the brush strokes of fresh ideas, civic support and the passion of businesses. The downtown is helping revive commerce beyond the millions of visitors each year who frequent the nearby casino, outlet mall and lakefront.
North Point Pavilion
Here you can experience beautiful views of the Lake Michigan beach on an upper level observation deck plus enjoy a meal at the dining facility.
Lake Michigan Beach
Michigan City’s location provides the opportunity for plenty of beach time. Nearby are the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park.
On the shores of Lake Michigan, Washington Park is a bustling spot with a marina, the Guy Foreman Amphitheatre, and a wealth of events and activities throughout the year, including the spectacular Holiday Lights.
Washington Park Zoo
Washington Park Zoo encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune with more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Get up close and personal with Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarinds, American alligators, a Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters and Bald eagles during your zoo adventure.