Michigan City is a city in the state of Indiana in the United States. The city is located approximately 50 miles east of Chicago and 40 miles west of South Bend. According to the population census conducted in 2010, over 30,000 people reside in this city. The Old Michigan City Light, Marquette Mall, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan are some of the significant locations in the city. The city of Michigan City dates back to the 1830s. Michigan City was founded in 1836; at the time, it had a population of 1,500. There was a single post office, one newspaper, one church, one commercial district, and about 10 hotels in the city.
Nowadays, the Michigan Power Plant, with a large casino, hotel, spa complex, and cooling tower called Blue Chip Casino, forms one of the most important structures in the city. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Michigan Lake attracts attention and is therefore, an important location for tourism in the summer months, especially for Chicago residents and cities near North Indiana. The lighthouse in the city is also one of the most important symbols and worth visiting.
In addition, there are free public concerts every Thursday evening in Washington Park organized by the Michigan City municipality. To sum up, this city is offers various activities and has many natural beauties that would make the city an enjoyable travel experience for tourists. Michigan City air transportation is available at South Bend International Airport in South Bend. Also, near the city center is the Michigan City Municipal Airport. However, the best option for international flights is South Bend International Airport. This airport is approximately 45 minutes away from the city center of Michigan City and has public transportation from the airport to the city center. Flights between Istanbul and South Bend take a minimum of 15 hours and 40 minutes with 1 or more transfers.