Introduction to La Porte, Indiana
La Porte History
The earliest white settlers in this area where French explorers who came during the 1670s. The French explorers and other settlers in the area used a wide Indian trail to make way to the next prairie. The town was officially established in 1832, and incorporated in 1835. It became a city in 1852.
La Porte and nearby Attractions
- Door Prairie Auto Museum
- La Porte County Historical Society and Museum
- La Porte County Symphony Orchestra
- Kingsbury State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Fox Memorial Park
- Pine Lake
Things To Do In La Porte
Self guided walking tours through the maple tree-lined Indiana and Michigan Avenues allow one to view many examples of historic architecture. La Porte has been endowed with great natural beauty, which is evident through its numerous lakes and woodlands. The city hosts the La Porte County Fair every July. This fair features activities like harness racing, arts and crafts, 4-H competitions and performances by nationally reputed entertainers. It attracts people from all over the country.
La Porte Transportation
Flights are available from the South Bend Regional Airport.
La Porte Higher Education
Purdue University, Valparaiso University and Andrews University offer facilities for higher education.