Discover the Wonders of LaPorte County

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Discover the Wonders of LaPorte County!

Located in LaPorte County, Purdue North Central is surrounded by some of Indiana’s finest natural and man-made attractions. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the unique scenery of the Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, countless acres of rolling farmland that grace the countryside, and a variety of smaller lakes and creeks that populate the region, including Hudson and Tamarack Lakes and the Grand Marsh of Kingsbury.

The region is culturally rich, as well, offering a range of culinary and artistic delights. From Cafe L’Amour to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, the county offers a recreational outlet for every taste and budget.


Conveniently situated near several major thoroughfares, including Interstate 94 and the Indiana Toll Road, PNC is an hour’s drive from both South Bend and Chicago. The South Shore Line is available for those who prefer mass transit, making regular weekday and weekend trips from Chicago to South Bend, with two stations in Michigan City.

A preferred destination for shoppers, the county offers Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, which boasts more than 100 designer outlets. Plus LaPorte County visitors will also find a variety of unique boutiques, coffee houses, and eateries, including Kelly’s Table and Maxine’s Restaurant, which features live jazz on weekend nights, and an extensive selection of antique shops that line the City of LaPorte’s main street, Lincolnway.

Things to Do

Throughout the county, entertainment opportunities abound. By day, visitors and residents enjoy the scenic hiking trails of the county’s many parks, a county-wide network of bike paths which links major destinations, and a variety of seasonal celebrations and festivals. By night, visitors enjoy such attractions as Michigan City’s Blue Chip Casino, theatrical performances by the Footlight Players, and a variety of unique pubs and bars.

For more information about LaPorte County, including a more exhaustive list of businesses, attractions, and activities, please visit the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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