Visit the South Bend Area for Football Games and Museums
Enjoy the excitement of bustling South Bend and Notre Dame without the hassle of traffic congestion when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Mishawaka. Our location on the outskirts of South Bend keeps you well within reach of Fighting Irish football games at Notre Dame Stadium, interactive health and science exhibits at HealthWorks! Kids' Museum, exotic animals at Potawatomi Zoo and other fun things to do. You can also delve into area history at The History Museum or get up close to antique cars at the National Studebaker Museum.
Colleges and Universities
- Bethel College (4 miles)
Take a tour of this evangelical Christian liberal arts college, and then catch a Pilots game or a musical performance at the chapel.
Phone: +1 (574) 807-7000
- University of Notre Dame (4.6 miles)
You can go for a stroll and admire the beauty of this iconic campus before heading to the stadium to cheer on the Fighting Irish. If you love the arts, see a concert or art show at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Phone: +1 (574) 631-5000
Museums and Zoos
- HealthWorks! Kids' Museum (5.7 miles)
Learning about science is fun at this museum, which features exhibits designed to educate kids about the human body, healthy eating and much more.
Phone: +1 (574) 647-5437
- The History Museum (6 miles)
Interactive exhibits, historical homes and authentic artifacts work together at this museum to offer visitors insight about the area's rich cultural history.
Phone: +1 (574) 235-9664
- Potawatomi Zoo (5.2 miles)
See if you can find your favorite animals among the more than 400 that call this zoo their home. The oldest zoo in Northern Indiana, Potawatomi offers a fascinating array of creatures from monkeys and zebras to emus and bearded dragons.
Phone: +1 (574) 235-9800
- Studebaker National Museum (3.8 miles)
If you enjoy seeing antique automobiles, you won't want to miss a stop at this South Bend museum that covers the history of the area's car industry. Take time to admire the more than 120 vehicles from the 1860s to the 1960s on display at the museum.
Phone: +1 (574) 235-9714
Other Nearby Attractions
- Mishawaka Riverwalk (4.3 miles)
Bike or jog at this beautiful trail that runs alongside the St. Joseph River.
Phone: +1 (574) 258-1664
- Sky Zone (1.2 miles)
If you’re traveling with kids, let them burn off some energy at this expansive indoor trampoline park.
Phone: +1 (574) 208-5005
- University Park Mall (0.5 miles)
When you need to do some shopping, head to University Park Mall, home to more than 120 stores like Bare Minerals, Apple, Gap, J.Crew and Sears.
Phone: +1 (574) 277-2223
Directions to the Hotel
From South Bend International Airport (SBN): Turn left (east) out of the airport onto Lincoln Way. Follow to Bendix Drive. Turn left (north) on Bendix, follow to Cleveland Road, and then turn right (east) on Cleveland. Follow to Grape Road. Turn right (south) on Grape. Travel a half-block to University Drive and turn left.
From Midway International Airport (MDW): Take I-80/I-90 east to Exit 83. At the off ramp, turn right to first light (SR 23). Turn left heading west to Main Street, and then make another left turn. Take the first right onto University Drive.
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