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LaPorte , which is French for "the door," is a city in northwestern Indiana, east of Gary and west of South Bend. It's one of the two principal cities of the Michigan City-LaPorte, Indiana metropolitan area. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for visitors in LaPorte. Several parks offer swimming, hiking, picnicking, concerts, sports fields - even a Winterfest. Three beautifully landscaped and challenging golf courses are located in LaPorte. The City owned Beechwood Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course built in the early 1930s as a gift from the Herbert W. Fox family. A self-guided walking tour, A Stroll Along the Avenues, in LaPorte reveals the historic architecture of this beautiful city. Some of the structures on the tour include the LaPorte County Courthouse (c. 1890,) Osborne House (c. 1895,) Door Prairie Barn (c. 1878,) Admiral Ingersoll House (c. 1908) and St. Peter's Catholic Church (c. 1929.) LaPorte is also home to the LaPorte County Fair, usually held the end of July. It includes traditional fair activities such as harness racing, livestock, grandstand entertainment, food, rides and demolition derbies. LaPorte is near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which contains 15 miles of beaches, sand dunes, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers and woodland forests. Activities in the park include camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, birdwatching and cross-country skiing.

Surrounding areas: Rolling Prairie, Indiana (6.7 mi), Sheridan Beach, Indiana (11.1 mi), Michiana Shores, Indiana (11.5 mi), Michigan City, Indiana (11.6 mi), Long Beach, Indiana (11.7 mi), Beverly Shores, Indiana (14.8 mi), Koontz Lake, Indiana (17.9 mi)

LaPorte Vacation Rentals

LaPorte Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN (219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN (219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN (219) 325-3808
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN (219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN (219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN (219) 362-2092
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN1.6 mi.(219) 362-3217
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN3.0 mi.(219) 362-9200
Holloway Motel2340 E US HwyHamlet, IN8.0 mi.(574) 867-9021
Wildwood Motel6660 E Old 30Hamlet, IN8.0 mi.(574) 867-6020
Comfort Inn3801 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN10.0 mi.(219) 879-9190
Country Inn & Suites3805 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN10.0 mi.(219) 879-3600
Days Inn Michigan City3934 North Frontage RdMichigan City, IN10.0 mi.(219) 879-1150
Red Roof Inn110 West Kieffer RdMichigan City, IN10.6 mi.(219) 874-5251
Abc Motel3948 S FranklinMichigan City, IN10.9 mi.(219) 879-0335
City Manor Motel5225 S FranklinMichigan City, IN10.9 mi.(219) 872-9149
Hampton Inn4123 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN10.9 mi.(219) 879-9994
Holiday Inn Of Michigan City5820 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN10.9 mi.(219) 879-0311
Super Eight Motel5724 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN10.9 mi.(219) 879-0411
Travel Inn Motel3944 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN10.9 mi.(219) 872-9441
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN11.6 mi.(219) 872-8357
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN11.6 mi.(219) 874-6253
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN11.6 mi.(219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN11.6 mi.(219) 872-0993
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI13.0 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI13.0 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI13.0 mi.(269) 469-1400
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI13.1 mi.(269) 469-7700
Al And Sally's Motel West3221 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN13.2 mi.(219) 872-9131
Black Hawk Motel3651 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN13.4 mi.(219) 872-8656
Sands Inn1630 Maple StMichigan City, IN13.7 mi.(219) 872-0717
Super 8 Motel418 Council DrChesterton, IN16.7 mi.(219) 929-5549
Econo Lodge713 PLZ DrChesterton, IN18.1 mi.(219) 929-4416
Hilton Garden Inn501 Gateway BlvdChesterton, IN18.1 mi.(219) 983-9500
Indian Oak Inn West BLDG558 Indian BoundryChesterton, IN18.1 mi.(219) 926-2200
Hampton Inn & Suites1451 Silhavy RdValparaiso, IN18.3 mi.(219) 531-6424
Super 83005 John Howell DrValparaiso, IN18.6 mi.(219) 464-9840
Spring House Inn303 Mineral Springs RdPorter, IN19.2 mi.(219) 929-4600
Courtyard By Marriott2301 E MorthlandValparaiso, IN19.4 mi.(219) 465-1700
Fairfield Inn-valparaiso2101 Morthland DrValparaiso, IN19.5 mi.(219) 465-6225

LaPorte Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can amount to as much as 76 inches, compared to 14 inches in the south. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 15°F 2.30 in. -
February 34°F 20°F 1.91 in. -
March 46°F 29°F 3.05 in. -
April 58°F 39°F 3.54 in. -
May 70°F 50°F 3.48 in. -
June 79°F 59°F 4.44 in. -
July 82°F 64°F 3.79 in. -
August 80°F 62°F 4.18 in. -
September 73°F 55°F 3.88 in. -
October 61°F 43°F 3.23 in. -
November 47°F 33°F 3.79 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 3.24 in. -

LaPorte Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located about 18 miles southwest of LaPorte in Valparaiso, Indiana, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located approximately 21 miles east of LaPorte in South Bend, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located roughly 36 miles west of LaPorte in Gary, Indiana, and finally the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 66 miles northwest of LaPorte in Chicago, Illinois.

LaPorte Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN39.3 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI45.1 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL51.1 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL55.6 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN56.1 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN59.6 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL61.5 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL62.3 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL68.5 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL69.3 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL69.4 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL73.1 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL80.6 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL88.2 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN88.6 mi.
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL87.0 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI93.0 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI107.9 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI114.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN6.9 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN8.4 mi.
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN11.1 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI11.9 mi.
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI12.7 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN12.8 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN14.2 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN15.9 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN17.8 mi.
Course at AberdeenValparaisoIN20.2 mi.
Creekside Golf Course & Training CenterValparaisoIN20.2 mi.
Forest Park Municipal Golf CourseValparaisoIN20.2 mi.
Mink Lake Golf Course & ParkValparaisoIN20.2 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseBrazilIN20.6 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseNoblesvilleIN20.6 mi.
Robbinhurst Golf ClubValparaisoIN22.1 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN24.5 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN24.5 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN24.5 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI24.5 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN24.5 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN24.5 mi.
Chesapeake Run Golf CourseNorth JudsonIN27.6 mi.
Indian Ridge Country ClubHobartIN28.1 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI28.1 mi.
Plymouth Rock Golf CoursePlymouthIN28.3 mi.
TriWay Golf ClubPlymouthIN28.3 mi.
Cressmoor Country ClubHobartIN28.9 mi.
EberhartPetro Municipal Golf CourseMishawakaIN29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI51.4 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI67.5 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI118.5 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI120.0 mi.
State Parks
Warren Woods State ParkMI16.1 mi. 
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN16.7 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN19.8 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI21.9 mi. 
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN(Technology)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN20.2 mi.(Art)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN24.6 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN24.6 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN24.6 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI30.4 mi.(History)
PullmanChicagoIL51.1 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL51.1 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL51.1 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN24.6 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL51.1 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL51.1 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL60.5 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN88.6 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI93.0 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI94.7 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI116.1 mi.

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