South Bend Places

TripWhat's travel guide to South Bend; our list of the best things to see, including Potawatomi Zoo, Morris Performing Arts Center and South Bend Silver Hawks.
  • The best place in South Bend: Potawatomi Zoo

    Potawatomi Zoo

    South Bend
    The zoo is one part of Potawatomi Park, which includes a softball diamond, tennis courts, a public pool, picnic area, band shell, and Kid's Kingdom Playground. Founded in 1902 [1], Potawatomi is Indiana's oldest zoo. It features over 400 animals on 23 acres of land, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Admission is between $5 and $7. The zoo also has a collection of small primates not found in many zoos, such as Bononbos, and recently added another animal habitat and a perimeter-hugging train (oriented toward children) and have been expanding other animal habitats.
    Riverpark food nearby
  • Morris Performing Arts Center

    Morris Performing Arts Center

    211 N Michigan St
    See your favorite concert at this historic venue in the heart of downtown.
    Northeast eat nearby
  • Plan a trip for when your team is playing the South Bend Silver Hawks. Home of the Silver Hawks (named for the legendary Studebaker Silver Hawk), Stanley Coveleski Stadium (locally referred to as "The Cove") is a great time with $1 Mondays, Twofer Tuesdays and summer fireworks. Tickets are $5 for reserve seating (bleachers) and $7 for box seating, but coupons abound throughout the city. Suites are also available.[16]
    restaurants nearby
  • Indiana University South Bend

    Indiana University South Bend

    The third-largest of the eight IU campuses, IU South Bend has grown substantially over the last decade and is worth seeing. [8]
    Riverpark food nearby
  • Indiana University South Bend Art Gallery

    Indiana University South Bend Art Gallery

    Raclin School of the Arts hands-on experience in planning and conducting student art exhibits. The gallery is open to the public and offers showings by established artists who exhibit their work here throughout the school year. Other gallery highlights include both the annual faculty and student art shows. [21]
    Riverpark eat nearby
  • Sunburst 5K and 10K Races

    Sunburst 5K and 10K Races

    Featuring the 5K and 10K course which are fast, challenging, and fun. Both events start at the College Football Hall of Fame and run on traffic-free city streets through South Bend's parks and neighborhoods. For many years, Sunburst has finished on the 50-yard line of the Notre Dame Stadium.
    restaurants nearby
  • East Race Waterway

    East Race Waterway

    The East Race is an artificial channel that diverts water from the St. Joe River into a controlled environment with moveable barriers that simulate whitewater conditions. The East Race cuts through downtown and kayaking or rafting down the race is popular in the summer. The Summer Olympic Time Trials (including the 2008 time trials) are generally held at the East Race. A lifegaurd is on duty.
    food nearby
  • South Bend Greenhouse

    South Bend Greenhouse

    The conservatory was established in the 1920s when the Potawatomi Greenhouses were built to supply flowers to the city. In 1963 and 1967, the Ella Morris and Muessel-Ellison Botanical Conservatories were added, providing a tropical area. The "Arizona Desert Dome" was completed in 1973, and now is home to cacti, succulents, century plants, and a large monkey puzzle tree. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. [34]
    eat nearby
  • South Bend Symphony Orchestra

    South Bend Symphony Orchestra

    The South Bend Symphony is a professional orchestra featuring 15 concerts each year. The SBSO features world famous soloists as well as many members of the orchestra. You can regularly see them perform at the Morris Performing Arts Center, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Notre Dame, and the Moreau Center at Saint Mary's College.
    Northeast restaurants nearby
  • South Bend Symphony Orchestra

    South Bend Symphony Orchestra

    The SBSO features world famous soloists as well as many members of the orchestra. You can regularly see them perform at the Morris Performing Arts Center, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Notre Dame, and the Moreau Center at Saint Mary's College. [15]
    Northeast food nearby
  • Century Center

    Century Center

    Located along the St. Joe river downtown, this convention center boasts an Art Museum, several large banquet areas, an auditorium and theatre, an historic riverfront area and large patio over the former dam that ran South Bend's electrical supply, a skyway to the Doubletree Hotel over US 31, and a large lobby with high ceilings and windows that look out toward the river and the East side of town. [7]
    Howard Park-East Bank eat nearby
  • Club Landing

    Club Landing

    1717 Lincoln Way East
    Nightclub on the St. Joseph River near IU South Bend. Has a large dance floor, large deck, and drink specials. [30]
  • St. Joseph County Public Library

    St. Joseph County Public Library

    Joseph County Public Library Ranked among the top ten libraries in the US for cities 100,000-250,000, SJCPL was the first library in the U.S. on the World Wide Web and second in the world. Features over 50 public Internet stations and a massive collection of books at the downtown location. [25]
    food nearby
  • Studebaker National Museum

    201 Chapin St
    , South Bend, IN., 574-235-9714, [19]. See the cars that used to power the South Bend economy. The Studebaker Museum, now in its new location on Chapin Ave. downtown, is a great place to see the Studebaker lineup. Wagons, military vehicles, and electric cars from the 1930s are present in this three-story museum, the lower level of which is simply cars, in no particular formation, on lifters and on the ground for perusal. Featured exhibits currently running include Studebaker concept cars.
    Nearnorthwest eat nearby
  • College Football Hall of Fame

    111 S Saint Joseph St
    Thanksgiving through Memorial Day: M-Su 10AM-5PM; Memorial Day through Thanksgiving: M-Th 10AM-5PM, F-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 9AM-5PM. Extended hours on football weekends. Adults $12 (county residents $9), students/seniors $8, ages 5-12 $5, under 5 free.
    Howard Park-East Bank restaurants nearby
  • Quincy's Cafe

    1631 Edison Rd
    Enjoy a fresh cup of regaular or specialty coffee at this small cafe near the campus of Notre Dame.
  • Luigi's Pizza

    3624 Mishawaka Ave
    Local pizzeria, take-out only.
    Riverpark
  • South Bend Chocolate Cafe

    122 S Michigan St
    Have a wrap, slice of chocolate cake, or a cup of gourmet coffee at South Bend's famous chocalte cafe, located next to the College Football Hall of Fame.
    Northeast
  • Legends of Notre Dame

    Legends of Notre Dame

    100 Legends Dr
  • Bonnie Doon Drive In

    2704 Lincolnway W
  • Sorin's

    Sorin's

    1 Notre Dame Ave
  • Lincolnway Cafe

    Lincolnway Cafe

    2524 Lincolnway W
  • Leahy's

    Notre Dame Ave.
  • DARI Fair

    2420 Milburn Blvd
  • Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

    2420 Hickory Rd
    Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen shows off its New Orleans heritage with authentic spicy chicken, chicken tenders, seafood and signature sides like red beans and rice
  • Greenfields International Cafe

    University Of Notre Dame
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