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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. Fans of American football 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 1960s, you're sure to enjoy the... 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. Fans of American football 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 1960s, you're sure to enjoy the Studebaker National Museum, featuring more than 75 vehicles 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. And 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
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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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: Speciality Museums
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Notre Dame Stadium
Notre Dame Stadium
Owner description: One of the top sporting venues in the U.S., this vast sports arena for the athletically celebrated University of Notre Dame was originally built in 1930 and remodeled in the late... more Owner description: One of the top sporting venues in the U.S., this vast sports arena for the athletically celebrated University of Notre Dame was originally built in 1930 and remodeled in the late '90s, increasing seating capacity to over 80,000. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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The History Museum
The History Museum
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. Our museum is also physically connected to the Studebaker National Museum. You can now visit two museums in one place! less
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Javier's Bistro
Javier's Bistro
Ranked #1 of 266 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: American, Fusion, Puerto Rican
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
LaSalle Grill
LaSalle Grill
Ranked #2 of 266 Restaurants in South Bend
Price: USD 16 - 36
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Healthy
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
J.W. Chen's
J.W. Chen's
Ranked #3 of 266 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Mango Cafe
Mango Cafe
Ranked #4 of 266 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Venezuelan
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Cafe Navarre
Cafe Navarre
Ranked #5 of 266 Restaurants in South Bend
Price: USD 20 - 38
Cuisines: French, American
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn
USD 66 - 87
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in South Bend
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Ivy Court Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Ivy Court Inn & Suites
USD 109 - 185
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in South Bend
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Inn at Saint Mary's Hotel & Suites
3.0 of 5
Inn at Saint Mary's Hotel & Suites
USD 123 - 234
Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in South Bend
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Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
USD 138 - 263
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in South Bend
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