Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, USA. It is one of two principal cities included in the Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City Combined Statistical Area. It is also part of a region known to locals as Michiana. It is approximately 50 miles east of Chicago and 40 miles west of South Bend. It had a population aA city built on the resourcefulness of Lake Michigan's outlying streams and one which later capitalized on early railroad systems, Michigan City is one of northern Indiana's most well preserved communities. Proud and mindful of their past, the people of this lakeside town have taken good care of old monuments, lighthouses, museums and harbors, not to mention the fertile land that lies just outside of town.
Some of the more recent additions include the Blue Chip Casino, four large golf courses, and various modern hotels. You have several choices regarding how you'll spend your visit here. Nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore provides vast natural wonders, camping and hiking. Or you could settle in at a local bed and breakfast for the night.
Whether you're just stopping through or staying for the duration of your vacation, Michigan City will be a welcome site. of 31,479 at the 2010 census. Michigan City is noted for both its proximity to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and for bordering Lake Michigan. Due to this, Michigan City receives a fair amount of tourism during the summer months, especially by residents of Chicago and of nearby cities in Northern Indiana. The lighthouse is a notable symbol for the city.