Introduction to East Chicago, Indiana
East Chicago History
The City of East Chicago was officially incorporated in 1893. It was earlier known as the Twin City, with the Indiana Harbor section separated from the western section by a vast rail yard. This rail yard served as the gateway to Chicago and further west. During World War I, the city of East Chicago was known as the "Arsenal of America."
East Chicago and nearby Attractions
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- East Chicago Carnegie Public Library
- East Chicago City Hall
- East Chicago Marina
- Deep River Waterpark
- Sunnyside Park
Things To Do In East Chicago
Among the notable attractions near East Chicago are the Midwest Carvers Museum, the Robert S. Abbott House, the Mexican Fine Arts Center and Museum and the Oriental Institute Museum. The East Chicago Marina, located on beautiful Lake Michigan, hosts a number of boardwalk activities throughout the year. The Indiana Harbor Yacht Club is also in the marina and offers a range of recreational facilities for guests.
East Chicago Transportation
Air transportation is provided by the Gary/Chicago Airport.
East Chicago Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Indiana University-Northwest, the South Suburban College and Ivy Tech State College-Northwest.