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The 150-year-old University of Notre Dame is South Bend's biggest tourist draw, and for good reason. Though it's not easy to land seats at the 80,000-plus-capacity Notre Dame Stadium for a "Fighting Irish" football game, you'll find plenty of attractions on the beautiful, expansive campus. Highlights include numerous works of art, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a replica of the famous shrine. Football fans will also want to visit the College Football Hall of Fame, which features interesting perspectives on the game and inductee videos. Whether or not you remember the Studebaker automobile, which saw its demise in the early sixties, you're sure to enjoy the Studebaker... more The 150-year-old University of Notre Dame is South Bend's biggest tourist draw, and for good reason. Though it's not easy to land seats at the 80,000-plus-capacity Notre Dame Stadium for a "Fighting Irish" football game, you'll find plenty of attractions on the beautiful, expansive campus. Highlights include numerous works of art, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a replica of the famous shrine. Football fans will also want to visit the College Football Hall of Fame, which features interesting perspectives on the game and inductee videos. Whether or not you remember the Studebaker automobile, which saw its demise in the early sixties, you're sure to enjoy the Studebaker National Museum, featuring more than 75 vehicles drawn from the history of the company, beginning with horse-drawn carriages. South Bend has several fine museums, including the South Bend Regional Museum of Art and the Northern Indiana Center for History, a complex of four museums. Don't leave without trying truffles or fudge from the South Bend Chocolate Company. less

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
Owner description: Renowned for its rich athletic tradition, the university is a beautiful place to visit, with such religious attractions as the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, the park-like setting... more Owner description: Renowned for its rich athletic tradition, the university is a beautiful place to visit, with such religious attractions as the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, the park-like setting of its huge stadium and the abundant artwork. less
Attraction type: Educational Sites
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Studebaker National Museum
Studebaker National Museum
Owner description: This tribute to the now-defunct Studebaker automobile exhibits over 75 vehicles that span the 114-year history of the company, from the Studebaker family's Conestoga Wagon to the... more Owner description: This tribute to the now-defunct Studebaker automobile exhibits over 75 vehicles that span the 114-year history of the company, from the Studebaker family's Conestoga Wagon to the final car to roll off the assembly line. less
Attraction type: Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Compton Family Ice Arena
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Center for History
Center for History
Owner description: A stately Victorian mansion with original furnishings and stunning woodwork is the highlight of this museum complex, which also includes a children's museum, a gallery of Notre... more Owner description: A stately Victorian mansion with original furnishings and stunning woodwork is the highlight of this museum complex, which also includes a children's museum, a gallery of Notre Dame history and an exhibit that chronicles the history of the St. Joseph River Valley. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

J.W. Chen's
J.W. Chen's
Ranked #1 of 259 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
LaSalle Grill
LaSalle Grill
Ranked #2 of 259 Restaurants in South Bend
Price: $16 - $36
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Healthy, Grill
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens
Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens
Ranked #3 of 259 Restaurants in South Bend
Price: $12 - $50
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Cafe Navarre
Cafe Navarre
Ranked #4 of 259 Restaurants in South Bend
Price: $20 - $38
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Spanish
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Mango Cafe
Mango Cafe
Ranked #5 of 259 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Venezuelan

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka / South Bend at Heritage Square
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Holiday Inn Express Mishawaka
Holiday Inn Express Mishawaka
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Granger

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Inn at Saint Mary's Hotel & Suites
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Ivy Court Inn & Suites
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Ivy Court Inn & Suites
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Staybridge Suites South Bend - University Area
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Staybridge Suites South Bend - University Area
$82 - $208
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in South Bend
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