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things to do


Below is a list of some of our favorite things to do and places to see near Michigan City. If you have down time during your stay, we encourage you to check them out. Everything is located in close proximity to our venue - less than 30 minutes so you can get there easily.

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Distance from venue: 5 minutes, 2.4 miles

The Washington Park Zoo creates a unique, family-friendly experience that offers fun ways to learn about animals. 

Distance from venue: 3 minutes, 2 miles

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Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is nestled in an out-door village like setting and is home to 100 stores the offer a wonderful shopping experience.

Distance from venue: 17 minutes, 12.7 miles

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Over 50 miles of trails lead through sand dunes, woodlands, prairies and wetlands. It's easy to find inspiration throughout the park’s 15,000 acres.

Distance from venue: 6 minutes, 2.5 miles

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Built in 1904, the lighthouse has become the most popular symbol of Michigan City, and is the only public operating lighthouse in Indiana. 

Distance from venue: 5 minutes, 2.5 miles

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At Shady Creek Winery, the focus is on great wine, fun, and relaxation over everything else. They produce over 30 unique flavors of wine.

Distance from venue: 3 minutes, 2.0 miles

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The unparalleled food, coupled with the ever-growing list of beers, makes Shoreline Brewery the perfect place to refresh yourself after a long day.

Distance from venue: 6 minutes, 2.8 miles

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Panini Panini's offerings feature a mix of classic European food, sandwiches, pastas, and a variety of desserts - all homemade and fresh daily.

Distance from venue: 3 minutes, 2.1 miles

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Spend a day on the farm! Grab a neck pail from the side porch and wander into 10-acres of blooming blueberry bushes.

Distance from venue: 4 minutes, 2.0 miles

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Open for lunch and dinner, their menu includes locally-sourced ingredients, 14 beers on tap, local and imported wines, and craft cocktails.

Distance from venue: 3 minutes, 1.4 miles

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Along with casino fun, you can enjoy a scrumptious palette of dining choices, attractive accommodations and Hoosier hospitality.

Distance from venue: 15 minutes, 9.2 miles

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The gardens boast 400 different types of hostas, 450 varieties of daffodils, 25 kinds of crabapple trees, and 40 cultivars of ornamental grasses.

Distance from venue: 12 minutes, 5.4 miles

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Over 140 dealers display only fine-quality antiques such as silver, china, furniture, jewelry, coins, art, quilts, linens, militaria, glassware and pottery.


We wanted to highlight some funs things to do in Chicago if you're staying for a longer duration or want to explore a little further from the Michigan City. Everything on this list is located more than an hour from the venue but is still accessible. You can opt to drive, rideshare, or take The South Shore Line commuter rail into the city. We recommend taking the train from the 11th Street Station to Millennium Station - about a 1 hour 45 minute ride.

Distance from venue: 1 hour 5 minutes, 60 miles

The tallest building in Chicago and third-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere! Check out The Skydeck and The Ledge if you're brave.

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Distance from venue: 1 hour 6 minutes, 60 miles

A hub for public art, you'll want to check out this park to see The Bean, The Crown Fountain, The Lurie Garden, and Buckingham Fountain.

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Distance from venue: 1 hour 8 minutes, 60 miles

Navy Pier is where you go for events, free public programs, attractions, culture, dining, shopping and a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan.

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