Whenever we stumble across a lighthouse, I have to take a photo. There’s something romantic about lighthouses, perhaps the beacon of light welcoming sailors into a harbor or warning them of hazards. Maybe it’s the romanticizing of the keeper’s job, as backbreaking as it was. Or maybe it’s just that the splash of color—often red—against the blue of the sky and water makes a great scenic photo. Having taken the photo of the beacon that stands at the end of a pier in Michigan City, Indiana, we were surprised to find the light keeper’s house, the original Michigan City lighthouse. Refurbished, it’s now a museum run by the Michigan City Historical Society. We visited the museum earlier this year and came away with several fascinating facts about the lighthouse and the city during our self-guided tour. Here are 13 of them:
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Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City IN: Family Fun
You had planned to take the kids or grandkids to one of the beaches along Indiana’s lakeshore, but the weather is a little cool for swimming. Take them to Michigan City’s Washington Park Zoo instead. The small 15-acre city zoo is just big enough to keep the kids–and yourself–entertained for a couple of hours.