Michigan City

Michigan City is a city in Northwestern Indiana.

Get in

By train

South Shore Line runs on a single track embedded in the middle of the street as it travels though the Michigan City. When the train stops at 11th Street station, it literally stops in the middle of the street. The city designed special traffic lights that automatically signal the cars not to travel on this section of the street when the train is picking up and dropping off passengers.

By plane

Michigan City Municipal Airport (IATA: MGC) allows private and charter flights, but it isn't used by any commercial airlines. The closest commercial airport is the South Bend Regional Airport (IATA: SBN), which is located in South Bend, Indiana.

Get around

The city is served by Michigan Transit, a municipal bus network that operates Mondays-Saturdays. The buses run once every hour. It is made up of four one-directional routes that begin and end at Michigan City Public Library. Every route also stops at Marquette Mall at some point. Route 1 serves the city center, as well as the southern neighborhoods and the Washington Park area. Route 2 serves serves the center, southern and south-eastern neighborhoods. Route 3 passes though eastern and southern neighborhoods. Finally, Route 4 passes though the city's West Side before connecting to the southern neighborhoods.


The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore begins on the western edge of Michigan City. The largest dune in the National Lakeshore, Mount Baldy, lies just inside the park. Access to the dune's summit (126 feet above Lake Michigan) is provided by a marked trail from the parking lot off the US-12.


Michigan City is home to Lighthouse Place shopping mall, an outdoor mall best known for a variety of high-end jewelry stores. The Franklin Street Art District in the city's North End section contains several art galleries.



Go next

Routes through Michigan City

Chicago Hammond  W  E  New Buffalo Battle Creek
Gary Chesterton  W  E  New Buffalo Kalamazoo
Gary Indiana Dunes  W  E  New Buffalo Coldwater
Gary Chesterton  W  E  South Bend Toledo
END  N  S  La Porte Kokomo
END  N  S  Jct W EMonticello Indianapolis
Chicago Porter  NW  SE  South Bend END

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