DescriptionMichigan City was founded in 1675 by French explorer Father Jacques Marquette. Now a popular summer resort, the city is part of the sand dune country at the southern end of Lake Michigan. The city lies at the eastern end of scenic US 12, which follows the Lake Michigan shoreline before crossing into Illinois.
Michigan City is widely known as “The Coho Capital of the World.” The waters abound with coho and chinook salmon as well as brown, lake and steelhead trout. Charter fishing boats are available.
Summer theater and art are popular in Michigan City. The Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St., stages productions by a resident company; phone (219) 874-4269. The Dunes Summer Theatre, east of town, presents plays in the summer; phone (219) 879-7509.
Visitor InfoLa Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau 4073 S. Franklin St. MICHIGAN CITY, IN 46360. Phone:(219)872-5055 or (800)634-2650
ShoppingLighthouse Place Premium Outlets, at Sixth and Wabash streets, is an upscale center with more than 120 shops, including Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger.
Things to SeeBarker Mansion
GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTSBlue Chip Casino