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If you are visiting LaPorte County, there are a few places that should not be missed during your stay. While there are certainly other wonderful attractions in the area, these ten will give you a look at the very best of Michigan City LaPorte.

Barker Mansion

Barker Mansion

Art, architecture, and opulent decor compliment the story of John H. Barker, turn-of-the-century freight car industrialist and philanthropist. Call or visit the website for tour, program, and rental information.

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Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa

We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single, luxurious and spacious level, with over 40 table games, eight live poker tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. 

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Great Outdoors, Parks & Recreation

Great Outdoors, Parks & Recreation

LaPorte County, the second largest county in Indiana, has the finest acreage of wetlands, uplands, parks, beaches, golf courses, hiking trails and scenic beauty in the Midwest.

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Hesston Steam Museum

Hesston Steam Museum

Three steam powered railroads to ride, steam crane, sawmill and traction engines. Vintage 1930’s ice cream soda fountain. Specials: 4th of July, Father’s Day, Civil War Train Raid, Labor Day weekend, Halloween Ghost Train and Candy Cane Express.

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LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

LaPorte County Historical Society Museum

With more than 80,000 items on display, this museum houses LaPorte County family heirlooms, the W.A. Jones Antique Firearms Collection, and the Kesling Automobile Collection. A 2009-2011 AAA Gemsite. Research area. Civil War Encampment June weekend. We are located at the south entrance to LaPorte.

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Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

Exceptional brands with extra ordinary savings, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets welcomes you. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. For shopping that’s always worth the time, visit Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.

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Lubeznik Center For The Arts

Lubeznik Center For The Arts

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.

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Orchards, Farms & Gardens

Orchards, Farms & Gardens

On your way to the fertile fields of Northern Indiana’s LaPorte County, take a little detour through the countryside.

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Shady Creek Winery

Shady Creek Winery

Taste, relax and enjoy our award-winning wines vinted and bottled in our winery. Experience the fun and friendly atmosphere of our beautiful tasting room and the many sitting areas to enjoy a glass or bottle of our wine along with a leisure lunch or perfect pairing plate.

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Washington Park

Washington Park

Founded in 1928, This zoo is located on 15 acres on sand dunes, near Lake Michigan, with 90+ species. Rotary Castle, discovery center and observation tower on site.

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Get your hands on a Visitors Guide to learn more about where to stay, what to do, where to eat and even where to shop in Visit Michigan City LaPorte. You’ll also discover some ideas for planning a memorable trip that’s unique to you. Our free guides are available at many local establishments. You can download them for immediate access, or have them mailed to your home.

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