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Washington Park

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Address: 115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360-3256
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+1 219-873-1506
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Best and largest beach front

I love this beach! I wish they were a little stricter with littering and the loitering in weekends by many undesirables... but what can you do? Move down closer to condos... but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linette G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this beach! I wish they were a little stricter with littering and the loitering in weekends by many undesirables... but what can you do? Move down closer to condos... but at condonis part central. Park area is a bunch a trouble makers.

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Thank Linette G
Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

On shore of Lake Michigan, my happy place! Love the sand and plenty of shore to walk. Life guards in some areas, for family swimmjng. But please read warnings and obey warnings signs, the waters can be dangerous. Amazing place to see sunset! There is a small zoo that is good for the little children.

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Thank parkersplantings
Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Has all you could want, beach, splash park, playground, grills and across the street is the zoo which is very nice.

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Thank Steve1943
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Every summer the family and I do a lot of camping. Michiana is one of our favorite camping destinations due to the proximity to Indy and to Lake Michigan. We found the beach at IN Dunes State Park/National Park to be rocky and dirty. We decided to give the beach at Washington Park a try (over 5 summers ago) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great beach! You can walk out to the lighthouse and enjoy the view of Chicago on a clear day. Great white sand beach. Lots of parking

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

You must go to Washington Park to see the Christmas lights! It is a very large park and there is a lot to see.

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Thank Nixon3
Osceola, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The Christmas lights in the park are beautiful. If you are there in the evening make sure you go see.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Large beach area with a lighthouse and walkway along beach and marina area. There is a restaurant and lounge with an upper deck area located in the park itself (I think it is only open during the summer season). Great sunset views and when it is clear you can see the Chicago skyline across Lake Michigan. Be careful as it... More 

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Thank TomWilKal
Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Once you are inside it's really nice. The beach area is really nice with the lighthouse. Fun to watch the boats come and go. Downside is you have a huge power plant towering over it all. And avoid the zoo, it's the worst zoo I've ever been to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Easy access beach. Zoo. Had to pay extra for that. Lighthouse nice to walk to. Clean beaches but Bathrooms icky.

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