Phone  (219) 873-1510

April 1 - Memorial Day
10 am - 4 pm
Memorial - Labor Day
10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day - October 31
10 am - 4 pm
November 1 - March 31
Closed for winter
* Last entry 1 hour before closing

Phone
(219) 873-1510
Address
115 Lakeshore Drive
Michigan City, IN 46360

April 1 - Memorial Day
10 am - 4 pm
Memorial - Labor Day
10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day - October 31
10 am - 4 pm
* Last entry 1 hour before closing

Directions

Easy to Find, Plenty of Parking

Washington Park Zoo

115 Lakeshore Drive
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 873-1510

From Downtown Chicago

Approximately 66 miles

  • Take I80/94 East or I90 East
  • Exit on US 421 North (Exit 34B) - US 421 North turns into Franklin Street
  • Take US 421/Franklin Street North through Michigan City until it dead ends in front of the public library
  • Turn right on 4th Street and drive one block
  • Turn left on Pine Street
  • Follow past City Hall, over the bridge, to the zoo

From Southwest Michigan (Grand Rapids area)

Approximately 125 miles

  • Take I-96 West
  • Exit onto and follow I-94 West
  • Exit and follow US-20 West (Exit 40B)
  • Stay straight and go onto US 35 North (this is also Michigan Boulevard)
  • Turn left (west) on Highway 12
  • Follow Route 12 southwest into Michigan City
  • As you enter town, pass through two traffic lights
  • After the overpass, turn right onto Pine Street
  • Follow Pine Street over the bridge to the zoo

 From the New Buffalo area

  • Follow Route 12 southwest into Michigan City
  • As you enter town, pass through two traffic lights
  • After the overpass, turn right onto Pine Street
  • Follow Pine Street over the bridge to the zoo

From Indianapolis area

Approximately 177 miles

  • Take I-65 North
  • Exit onto and follow I-94 East
  • Exit on US 421 North (Exit 34B) - US 421 North turns into Franklin Street
  • Take US 421/Franklin Street North through Michigan City until it dead ends in front of the public library
  • Turn right on 4th Street and drive one block
  • Turn left on Pine Street
  • Follow past City Hall, over the bridge, to the zoo