Michigan City Things to Do
Experience the Outdoors
Outdoor activities abound with Michigan City's beaches, parks, trails, gardens and more.
A trip to Michigan City isn't complete without a visit to the picturesque lighthouse and pier at Washington Park. Built in 1904, the lighthouse is the only one publicly operated in Indiana. The pier is the perfect spot to do some fishing and watch sunsets over the lake. At the park you'll find a beautiful beach, splash pad, lakefront park with shelters plus a zoo the kids will love!
Take in the Arts
Indulge your artistic side, admiring the artwork at a gallery or enjoying a live concert or theater production.
Patrons of the arts will enjoy all that the Lubeznik Center for the Arts offers, including art galleries, exhibitions, art education and an annual art festival. Visitors can take in concerts and shows featuring nationally known entertainers at the Blue Chip Casino, or watch productions at Dunes Summer Theatre or Footlight Players. The Uptown Center for the Performing Arts offers concerts featuring local and nationwide talent.
Sip on a Drink
Michigan City has options for both the wine and beer connoisseurs.
Wine lovers can not only find fabulous regional wines at Shady Creek Winery, they can also enjoy live entertainment on Sundays. Craft beer enthusiasts should stop by Burn'Em Brewing or Shoreline Brewery to try their newest brews.
Which do you prefer - outlet shopping or antiquing?
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets offer 120 outlet stores for the discriminating shopper, such as Vera Bradley, Under Armour, Nike, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Levi's and Beef Jerky Outlet. Michigan City also has a wide variety of locally owned and nationally known stores, as well as the popular Antique Market.
More Things to Do
Even more activities to fill your day in Michigan City.
History buffs can learn about the region at Barker Mansion and the Old Lighthouse Museum. Blue Chip Casino provides excellent gaming opportunities, a variety of delicious restaurants and year-round entertainment.
Savor a delicious meal indoors or out at one of the many restaurants. Make a stop at Bubbles or Cabo's ice cream shops for delicious frozen treats, perfect for hot summer days.
No matter what your interests are, Michigan City's large selection of things to do is sure to please.