Discover the fun things to do in Mishawaka and South Bend

Enjoy bustling South Bend and the University of Notre Dame without the hassle of traffic congestion when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Mishawaka. Our location just outside the city keeps you well within reach of Fighting Irish football games at Notre Dame Stadium, exotic animals at Potawatomi Zoo, and a variety of other family-friendly things to do. You can also delve into area history at The History Museum or get up close to antique cars at the Studebaker National Museum. Take a tour of Indiana University at South Bend, just 15 minutes away, to see this beautiful campus on the St. Joseph River. If you’re looking for a day trip, Indiana Dunes National Park offers activities like swimming, boating, bird-watching, and hiking just an hour away.

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park

0.62 mi / 1 km from the hotel
If you’re traveling with kids, let them burn off some energy at this expansive indoor trampoline park. The facilities include features like a zip line, a battle beam, and an obstacle course.

Bethel College

2.96 mi / 4.76 km from the hotel
Take a tour of this evangelical Christian liberal arts college, and then catch a Pilots game or a musical performance at the chapel.

Midwest Museum of American Art

11.13 mi / 17.9 km from the hotel
From the impressive neoclassical-style building to the Norman Rockwell originals, the Midwest Museum of American Art offers a visually appealing experience for every visitor.

Mishawaka Riverwalk

3.97 mi / 6.38 km from the hotel
Bike or jog at this beautiful trail that runs alongside the St. Joseph River. The trail connects five of the city’s parks, which offer attractions like playgrounds, water features, basketball courts, and even a fishing pier.

Potawatomi Zoo

3.97 mi / 6.38 km from the hotel
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.

Studebaker National Museum

5.19 mi / 8.35 km from the hotel
If you enjoy seeing antique automobiles, you won’t want to miss a stop at this South Bend museum covering the history of the regional car industry. Take time to admire the more than 120 vehicles from the 1860s to the 1960s on display.

The History Museum

5.15 mi / 8.28 km from the hotel
This popular museum offers well-crafted displays of St. Joseph River Valley history, plus hands-on activities at the Kidsfirst Children’s Museum. You can also tour several historic buildings, including the beautiful Oliver Mansion and its grounds.

University of Notre Dame

3.91 mi / 6.29 km from the hotel
Stroll through Notre Dame’s beautiful campus before heading to the stadium to cheer on the Fighting Irish. If you love the arts, you can see a concert or play at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

University Park Mall

0.48 mi / 0.76 km from the hotel
Looking for some retail therapy? Head to University Park Mall, home to more than 120 stores like Apple, Bath & Body Works, J.Crew, JCPenney, and Sephora. You can also sit down to a meal at Flat Top Grill or grab a coffee at Starbucks.

Warren Golf Course

2.21 mi / 3.56 km from the hotel
Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, this public course at Notre Dame offers softly rolling fescue and a forest-rich terrain that received Audubon International certification.