Experience South Bend
Located a short 90 miles east of Chicago, South Bend/Mishawaka is rich in culture, heritage, history and fun! A guided tour of the University of Notre Dame campus, combined with elegant dining and a multiple of lodging options, will be a must. After all, it is the second highest visited attraction in the state!
You probably have heard of the famous Studebaker automobile, maybe even had the privilege of owning or driving in one! The Studebaker heritage and story is told in their hometown of South Bend. Not only can you tour the Studebaker National Museum but you can also dine in the elegant ambiance of the Studebaker family mansion, -- Tippecanoe Place Restaurant.
In addition, the College Football Hall of Fame is located in the heart of Downtown South Bend and connected to the Century Center. The College Football Hall of Fame is the shrine to a national pastime and is designed to put you in the middle of all the action. From your first step onto the Gridiron Plaza, to the moment you exit through our unique gift shop, you'll see the sport from every possible angle.
Combine those national treasures with Copshaholm, the Oliver Mansion and the sinfully rich South Bend Chocolate Company tour and you have a one of a kind experience in South Bend!
"The South Bend Experience"
Not sure what there is to do in South Bend? Well, wonder no more! In conjunction with WNDU-16 TV, Century Center compiled 'Best of the Best' lists for those coming to visit South Bend. So whether you are searching for a something to do on a Saturday afternoon in the Summer or not sure which local watering hole you want to visit in the Winter, below are some recommendations from those who live in the area.