Introduction to Michigan City, Indiana
Michigan City History
The origins of Michigan City date back to the early 1800s. Land for the city was first purchased by Isaac C. Elston in the 1830s. The area had access to two sand dunes: Mount Baldy, the wandering dune, and Hoosier Slide. In the late 19th century, Hoosier Slide was mined for its sand. It disappeared by 1920, and later on the land became the site of the NIPSCO generating station. The city was formally incorporated in 1836.
Michigan City and nearby Attractions
- Great Lakes Museum of Military History
- Old Michigan City Light
- Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall
- Otter Creek
- Washington Park Marina
- Gill Field
Things To Do In Michigan City
The Great Lakes Museum of Military History houses a variety of military memorabilia, including uniforms, vehicles and weapons. The Old Michigan City Light is one of the state's few lighthouses. Michigan City also has a zoo, which is an ideal destination for a day trip. Michigan City also hosts the popular Lakefront Art Festival. Among the other places of interest in Michigan City are the Marquette Mall, the Dunes Plaza, the Pottawattamie Country Club, the Washington Park Marina and the Michigan City Yacht Club.
Michigan City Transportation
Air transportation facilities are offered by the Porter County Muni Airport.
Michigan City Higher Education
The local institute offering higher educational opportunities is the Commonwealth Business College-Michigan City. Other institutes nearby are Purdue University-North Central Campus, Valparaiso University and Andrews University.