Michigan City is a lovely town located in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States of America. Michigan City is close to Chicago and South Bend and also near to some attractions like Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. Thanks to this, Michigan City is always filled with tourists. The city dates from 1830 when Isaac C. Elston purchased land in the area. Michigan City was incorporated in 1836 and in present has approximately 31.000 residents. Among these residents are some quite famous - Oscar winning actress Anne Baxter, Chicago Bears player Abe Gibron, race car driver Anita King, writer and journalist Achy Obejas, New York Times Magazine fashion critic Amy Spindler and radio host Ted Thorne.
Old Michigan City Light is one of the few lighthouses in the area of Michigan City. It is located in the harbor. It was built in 1858 and the construction had a cost of approximately 8.000 dollars. Before this was raised, on the site was a brick and stone light. In 1904, the Michigan City lighthouse was remodeled. Between 1837 and 1940, 21 people worked in the building. This is one of a total of 12 lighthouses that existed or still exist in Indiana. In present time, Old Michigan City Light is a symbol of the town.
Washington Park Zoo is a zoo located on an area of 15 acres within Michigan City. The zoo has more than 220 animals from all around the world, with a total of more than 90 species. The zoo was opened in 1928. Among the present attractions are Grizzly Bears Land, Bengal Tigers World and Winged Wonders.
Mount Baldy is located on the part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that belongs to Michigan City. This attraction is loved by locals and tourist for its beaches, swamps, rivers and sand dunes.
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