Visit Michigan City LaPorte is Chicago's Northern Indiana relaxing escape, with beautiful coastal and lakeside scenic settings offering an easily accessible destination on converging Interstates 80/90 and 94. With its fun and exciting Blue Chip gaming, premium outlet shopping, special festivals and events as well as the nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, it offers an array of attractive recreational and cultural experiences for families and those seeking an easy weekend adventure. With its two major city service centers, this Lake Michigan beach destination offers extensive four seasons of activities where visitors can enjoy the pleasures of small rural towns, marinas, agriheritage attractions, performing arts events, historical museums and adventure travel pursuits that offers an affordable and nostalgic Midwest experience. The City of Michigan City boasts its Golden Triangle assets of exciting Blue Chip Casino Hotel, the shopping adventures of Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and beautiful Washington Park with its sandy beaches and prominent lighthouse. As the key service center for the Lake Michigan Indiana Dunes region, it has the extensive commercial, professional and hospitality services and second home residential premises for active and adventure-oriented visitors. It is a harbor community and prime staging area for all outdoor recreational activities in the county.The City of LaPorte with its inland recreational lakes setting is the government seat of LaPorte County. It is also the central hub to enjoy the county’s varied mix of farmlands and fruit orchards. Framed with its landmark courthouse and 19th century character downtown area, it is a classic, restful Midwest community that offers a spiritual small town feeling of historic neighborhoods, arts and cultural events and boutique retail shopping that takes a visitor to a friendlier, more nostalgic time.