Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, events, and activities so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Washington Park Zoo Opens April 1

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Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City, opens on April 1, ready to welcome you for another season on the shores of Lake Michigan.

The newly renovated “Big Cats Habitat” will reopen this spring featuring the African Lions and the Bengal Tigers.

For information on nearby lodging and  Deals and Packages   Request a Visit Michigan City LaPorte Visitor Guide.

    • 16 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
    • 38 Minutes to South Shore
    • 56 Minutes to Elkhart County

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