Reserve with Choice Hotels in Michigan City, Indiana for a Midwest vacation with a unique mix of attractions. There is so much to see and do when you visit Michigan City in Indiana. The city is located on the shores of America's largest freshwater lake and noted for its famous lighthouse. The beaches, fishing, art and culture in Michigan City make it a vacationer's paradise.
Enhance your appreciation of fine wine at the Shady Creek Winery. This facility uses local fruit as well as grapes from other states to make custom crafted wine. Sit back and enjoy a free wine tasting of five varieties. You will love the sun and sand at this pristine beach on Lake Michigan. Washington Park has a kid-friendly setting with picnic areas, a playground and a boardwalk connecting to the city zoo and lighthouse. Year-round programs include boat races, music, food festivals, fireworks and more. Head over to Barker Mansion and tour the home built by John H. Barker, a founding father of the rail car industry. This three-story mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Check out the eloquent furnishings and impressive Italian sunken gardens.
At the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, you will find a sculpture garden, interactive exhibits and five art galleries. The center, which is in Michigan City's Uptown Arts District, also hosts special events such as dance performances and art festivals. Get up close and personal with more than 200 animals at the Washington Park Zoo. Founded in 1928, this venue is close to the lake and stretches more than 15 acres of sand dunes. Animals as small as birds and as large as lions will entertain children and those young at heart.
A must-see on your trip is the Old Lighthouse Museum, the only lighthouse in Indiana. Take a self-guided tour to view the many historic artifacts. There are video recordings so you can learn about the lighthouse and its significance throughout the years. End your day at one of the many Michigan City, Indiana hotels. Relax and recharge, and get ready for tomorrow's adventure.