Sunbathe, shop, and find exciting things to do in Michigan City

Family-friendly things to do abound in Michigan City’s vibrant downtown, approximately 10 minutes from your spacious room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites off I-94. You can explore local history at the Old Lighthouse Museum, hunt for bargains together at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, and see the tigers, alligators, and kangaroos at the Washington Park Zoo. For outdoor fun along Lake Michigan, explore the pristine beaches and great hiking in nearby Indiana Dunes National Park. Here with your sweetheart? You can take an afternoon tour of the beautiful Barker mansion, enjoy a delicious dinner at a downtown restaurant, and then head off for a romantic sunset stroll along Washington Park Beach.

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Blue Chip Casino

3.76 mi / 6.06 km from the hotel
Put on your lucky shoes and try your hand at Blue Chip Casino. This vibrant venue boasts more than 65,000 square feet of games, a spa, several dining options, and live entertainment.

Indiana Dunes National Park

3.55 mi / 5.71 km from the hotel
Created in 1926 to preserve the unique dunes ecosystem along Lake Michigan, this beautiful park has since expanded to include 15,000 acres of dunes, wetlands, prairies, and forests. Among other activities, visitors can swim, boat, hike, and bird-watch.

La Porte County Historical Society Museum

11.19 mi / 18 km from the hotel
Stroll through La Porte County Historical Society Museum to get a better idea of the history that makes Michigan City unique. Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Kesling Automobile Collection, which features more than 30 vintage models.

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

3.55 mi / 5.71 km from the hotel
Michigan City’s premier spot for finding great deals, the outlets at Lighthouse Place include a variety of big-name retailers, such as J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor.

Old Lighthouse Museum

4.08 mi / 6.56 km from the hotel
Built in 1858, this lighthouse is the oldest in the state of Indiana and is well worth a tour.

University of Notre Dame

33.1 mi / 53.27 km from the hotel
Stroll through Notre Dame’s beautiful campus before heading to the stadium to cheer on the Fighting Irish. If you love the arts, you can see a concert or play at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Washington Park Beach

4.37 mi / 7.04 km from the hotel
Spend a day playing at the beach or enjoying a picnic at Washington Park Beach. You can also go fishing or play some tennis.

Washington Park Zoo

4.17 mi / 6.71 km from the hotel
Lemurs, tigers, and alligators vie for top billing at this zoo that is home to more than 200 animals.

Barker Mansion

3.49 mi / 5.62 km from the hotel
First built in 1857, this impressive brick mansion evokes an English Manor. Take a guided tour of the beautifully preserved interior or attend one of the museum’s regular lectures and events.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

3.91 mi / 6.29 km from the hotel
Art lovers will enjoy this lakeside gallery and educational center that exhibits works from both local and international contemporary artists. The center regularly offers hands-on workshops and classes that are sure to please.

Friendship Botanic Gardens

4.47 mi / 7.19 km from the hotel
Popular with visitors and locals alike, this beautiful historic park offers formal gardens, a meadow, a lake, and trails that wind through the old-growth forest along Trail Creek. Kids will especially love the interactive children’s garden.

Shady Creek Winery

5.31 mi / 8.54 km from the hotel
Spend a relaxing afternoon sampling wines, enjoying delicious food, and taking it slow amid the beautiful facilities or outdoor setting of this award-winning winery.