"East entry to the Indiana Dunes" Top 5 Page for this destination Michigan City by Toughluck

Michigan City Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 89 photos

It's own unique offerings

Michigan City offers a variety of special services because of it's location along I-94, just outside of the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area. There is shopping, restaurants, hotels, and services of all kinds.

Entrance to the Dunes

Michigan City serves as the eastern entrance to the dunes. Mt. Baldy actually exist within the city boundaries. Before it became the eastern end of the dunes park, the beach at Mt. Baldy was considered the West Beach of Michigan City. Today, the city is served by Washington Park as a swimming and picnic area, but Mt. Baldy remains the place to see the dunes up close.

For tips on the Indiana Dunes, see my Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore page.
For aerial pictures of the the dunes, see my Indiana Dunes travelogue.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Full Service City for a summer visitor
  • Cons:Downtown could use more business
  • In a nutshell:Look for the hidden treats around town and nearby.
  • Last visit to Michigan City: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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