Michigan City, IN 46360
Washington Park & Beach is easily one of the most important hubs of activities and history in Michigan City. From the beautiful, sandy shore of Lake Michigan to a delightful zoo filled with animals from around the world and plenty of learning opportunities, it is simply a must-visit for anyone traveling to or living in Northwest Indiana. There is ample parking around the entire area, with seasonable and year-round restaurants and concession stands that allow visitors to spend their whole day enjoying everything the park has to offer.
Attractions inside Washington Park include: The Washington Park Zoo, the Old Lighthouse Museum and active Lighthouse, Oasis Splash Pad, Millennium Plaza, and the Guy Foreman Amphitheater. Tie your boat up in the Michigan City Marina after putting around Trail Creek, which runs through the heart of Washington Park. Catch a few fish and take them to the public fish processing location. Visit the original location of the Smith Brothers Cough Drop Factory at Millennium Plaza, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument at the entrance to the park, and reward the kids to the Oasis Splash Pad for an afternoon of excitement.