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Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City

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Washington Park is a historic public park and national historic district located on Lake Michigan at Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana. The park encompasses 13 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, 11 contributing structures, and 21 contributing objects, and includes the Michigan City Zoo. It was established in 1891 and later developed by the Works Progress Administration and its predecessors during the 1930s. Notable features include the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (1896), former park headquarters building (1934), bandstand (1911), World War I doughboy monument (1926), tennis court (c. 1933), log picnic shelter (c. 1936), and four-story observation tower (1936).
It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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  • We spent a few days here over the Labor day weekend. Very nice wide beach. Parking is close by and felt very safe. 
    We spent a few days here over the Labor day weekend. Very nice wide beach. Parking is close by and felt very safe.  more »
  • I loved this beach. We were able to walk all the way out to the lighthouse. Wasn't quite clear enough to see Chicago very well but still very neat. Great place to take family pictures. 
    I loved this beach. We were able to walk all the way out to the lighthouse. Wasn't quite clear enough to see Chicago very well but still very neat. Great place to take family pictures.  more »
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  • I am glad we went to this zoo. Super cute. Peacocks walking around freely. Beautiful Eagles. We did not purchase anything at the concessions stands so we can't speak to them price or quality of it. They have a look out tower that gives some beautiful views.
  • Best small zoo, they have a great variety and you can get up close to see most of the animals. Easy to park right across the street and the prices are reasonable. Really nice they have a petting zoo. The beach is right across the street, can easily plan a fun day.

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