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Michigan-City is located in LaPorte County in northwest Indiana near the Lake Michigan shoreline. It's known for its' proximity to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and is especially busy during the summer months. As of the 2000 census, Michigan City had a population of 32,900. It's also part of a region in northern Indiana known to locals as Michiana. Attractions in the town include a zoo, an art center, and the Old Michigan City Light, which is one of Indiana's few lighthouses. Known for its many musicians, Michigan City also has one of the nations oldest active municipal bands. Free concerts are performed for the public every Thursday evening at the Guy F. Foreman Amphitheatre located in Washington Park. The eastern edge of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is located in Michigan City, and features Mount Baldy, a large wandering dune. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore contains 15 miles of beaches, sand dunes, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers and woodland forests. Activities in the park include camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, birdwatching and cross-country skiing. More than 350 species of birds are found in the park and it has one of the most diverse plant communities of any park found in the U.S. National Park System. Gaming is also available in Michigan City on the riverboat, the Blue Chip Casino. This casino is the largest riverboat in Indiana.

Surrounding areas: Sheridan Beach, Indiana (1.0 mi), Long Beach, Indiana (2.9 mi), Beverly Shores, Indiana (4.4 mi), Michiana Shores, Indiana (5.2 mi), Dune Acres, Indiana (10.6 mi), Porter, Indiana (11.2 mi), LaPorte, Indiana (11.6 mi)

Michigan City Vacation Rentals




Michigan City Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Abc Motel3948 S FranklinMichigan City, IN (219) 879-0335
Al And Sally's Motel West3221 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN (219) 872-9131
Black Hawk Motel3651 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN (219) 872-8656
City Manor Motel5225 S FranklinMichigan City, IN (219) 872-9149
Comfort Inn3801 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN (219) 879-9190
Country Inn & Suites3805 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN (219) 879-3600
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN (219) 872-8357
Days Inn Michigan City3934 North Frontage RdMichigan City, IN (219) 879-1150
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN (219) 874-6253
Hampton Inn4123 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN (219) 879-9994
Holiday Inn Of Michigan City5820 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN (219) 879-0311
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN (219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN (219) 872-0993
Red Roof Inn110 West Kieffer RdMichigan City, IN (219) 874-5251
Sands Inn1630 Maple StMichigan City, IN (219) 872-0717
Super Eight Motel5724 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN (219) 879-0411
Travel Inn Motel3944 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN (219) 872-9441
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN8.7 mi.(219) 362-9200
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI9.6 mi.(269) 469-7700
Super 8 Motel418 Council DrChesterton, IN9.8 mi.(219) 929-5549
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI9.8 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI9.8 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI9.8 mi.(269) 469-1400
Econo Lodge713 PLZ DrChesterton, IN11.0 mi.(219) 929-4416
Hilton Garden Inn501 Gateway BlvdChesterton, IN11.0 mi.(219) 983-9500
Indian Oak Inn West BLDG558 Indian BoundryChesterton, IN11.0 mi.(219) 926-2200
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN11.1 mi.(219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN11.1 mi.(219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN11.1 mi.(219) 362-2092
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN11.5 mi.(219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN11.5 mi.(219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN11.5 mi.(219) 325-3808
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN11.9 mi.(219) 362-3217
Spring House Inn303 Mineral Springs RdPorter, IN11.9 mi.(219) 929-4600
Hampton Inn6353 Melton RdPortage, IN16.1 mi.(219) 764-1919
Best Western PLUS Portage Hotel & Suites6200 Melton RdPortage, IN16.3 mi.(219) 734-6727
Days Inn6161 Melton RdPortage, IN16.4 mi.(219) 762-2136
Holiday Inn6200 Melton RdPortage, IN16.4 mi.(219) 762-5546
Motel 66101 Melton RdPortage, IN16.5 mi.(219) 763-3121
Super 8 Motel6118 Melton RdPortage, IN16.7 mi.(219) 762-8857

Michigan City Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can amount to as much as 76 inches, compared to 14 inches in the south. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 15°F 2.30 in. -
February 34°F 20°F 1.91 in. -
March 46°F 29°F 3.05 in. -
April 58°F 39°F 3.54 in. -
May 70°F 50°F 3.48 in. -
June 79°F 59°F 4.44 in. -
July 82°F 64°F 3.79 in. -
August 80°F 62°F 4.18 in. -
September 73°F 55°F 3.88 in. -
October 61°F 43°F 3.23 in. -
November 47°F 33°F 3.79 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 3.24 in. -

Michigan City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located about 18 miles southwest of Michigan City in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located approximately 27 miles west of Michigan City in Gary, Indiana, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located roughly 29 miles east of Michigan City in South Bend, Indiana, the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 55 miles northwest of Michigan City in Chicago, Illinois, and finally the Du Page airport (DPA) located about 71 miles west of Michigan City in Chicago / West Chicago, Illinois.

Michigan City Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN33.0 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL40.1 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI44.8 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL45.6 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL50.3 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL51.3 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL57.7 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL58.4 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL58.5 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL61.7 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN66.8 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN67.3 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL69.0 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL77.0 mi.
DinorexCrystal LakeIL81.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL75.8 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI97.7 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI107.0 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI110.5 mi.
Magic WatersCherry ValleyIL111.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN 
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI6.9 mi.
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI9.6 mi.
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN14.9 mi.
Robbinhurst Golf ClubValparaisoIN16.1 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseBrazilIN18.1 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseNoblesvilleIN18.1 mi.
Course at AberdeenValparaisoIN18.5 mi.
Creekside Golf Course & Training CenterValparaisoIN18.5 mi.
Forest Park Municipal Golf CourseValparaisoIN18.5 mi.
Mink Lake Golf Course & ParkValparaisoIN18.5 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN20.0 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN20.4 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN21.9 mi.
Cressmoor Country ClubHobartIN22.2 mi.
Indian Ridge Country ClubHobartIN22.8 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI23.9 mi.
Calumet Golf CourseGaryIN24.4 mi.
South Gleason Golf CourseGaryIN24.4 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN26.7 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN27.4 mi.
Turkey Creek Golf CourseMerrillvilleIN27.7 mi.
MacArthur Golf CourseEast ChicagoIN29.1 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI58.0 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI69.0 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI118.1 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI119.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN7.7 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI16.5 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI21.0 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN30.7 mi. 
 
Museums
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN11.1 mi.(Technology)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN18.3 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI33.0 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN33.3 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN33.3 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN33.3 mi.(Art)
PullmanChicagoIL40.1 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL40.1 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL40.1 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN33.3 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL40.1 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL40.1 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL50.0 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI83.8 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI97.7 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN99.8 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI105.5 mi.


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