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Winter Adventures

When cabin fever sets in, bundle up, brave the cold and go explore. There’s lots of activities throughout LaPorte County to settle your stir-crazy bunch. For those who love the brisk winter air, try ice skating, ice fishing, skiing or snowshoeing. If your crowd is the not-so-outdoorsy type, try an escape room, spa, museum, bowling alley or casino. Whether you want to embrace or hide from the chilly weather, Michigan City LaPorte has some fun attractions and activities to experience.

Indoor Activities

Barker Mansion
631 Washington St
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-872-1520 |
Art, architecture and opulent décor compliment the story of John H. Barker, turn-of-the-century freight car industrialist and philanthropist. Immerse yourself in a by-gone era with interpretive tours, period holiday décor and interactive kids’ crafts.

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
777 Blue Chip Drive
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-879-7711 |
Try your luck on the gaming floor, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in one of the five restaurants, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with luxurious rooms and suites.

Casey’s Lanes
610 Colfax
LaPorte, IN 46350
219-362-1571 |
Bowling gets even more exciting with Friday and Saturday night Glow Bowling and DJ. Check out live, family entertainment every weekend throughout the holiday season.

City Lanes
1901 S Woodland Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-872-9930 |
Let your competitive side loose with arcade games and bowling. Fuel up for more fun at the gangster-themed restaurant, Mug Shots. Be sure to look for special family bowling during the holidays.

LaPorte County Historical Society Museum
2405 Indiana Ave
LaPorte, IN 46350
219-324-6767 |
Dive into LaPorte County’s rich history with more than 80,000 items on display at the museum. It’s home to LaPorte County family heirlooms, the W.A. Jones Antique Firearms Collection and the Kesling Automobile Collection. This can’t miss attraction is an AAA Gemsite.

Xscape Quest
301 W Hwy 20, Suite 5
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-243-7941 |
A 60-minute, interactive escape room where players use teamwork to solve puzzles, crack codes and brain tease, to escape the room. In the Internal Threat room, you are a top-secret government agent on a mission to thwart the sale of top-secret intelligence. The challenge is family-friendly, but recommended for ages 12 and up.

Outdoor Recreation

Michigan City Outdoor Ice Skating
Corner of 7th & Franklin Sts.
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-873-1506 |
Sharpen your blades and glide on the outdoor skating rink from dusk to dawn. Admission is free for all skaters, but be sure to bring your own skates.

Soldiers Memorial Park Outdoor Ice Skating
250 Pine Lake Ave
LaPorte, IN 46350
219-326-9600 |
Skate in downtown, right outside of the Park & Recreation Office. Admission is free for all skaters, but be sure to bring your own skates.

LaPorte County Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
All LaPorte County Parks
219-325-8315 |
Ski along the trail systems in all four LaPorte County parks. Luhr Park is best for beginners, while Bluhm Park offers more hilly terrain for more experienced skiers.

LaPorte County Ice Fishing
Throughout LaPorte County
219-325-8315 |
219-326-9600 |
Bundle up and fish round LaPorte County, especially Pine Lake and the other inland lakes in the city of LaPorte. Be sure to bring your own gear and get ready for a chilly day of fun.

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