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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. Football fans 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 sixties, you're sure to enjoy the Studebaker... 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. Football fans 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 sixties, you're sure to enjoy the Studebaker National Museum, featuring more than 75 vehicles drawn 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 Centre for History, a complex of four museums. 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: Universities & Schools
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Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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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Studebaker National Museum
Studebaker National Museum
Owner description: Travel through over a century of transportation history. See the rise of the Studebaker Corporation from its beginnings in small South Bend Blacksmith Shop. Admire over 50... more Owner description: Travel through over a century of transportation history. See the rise of the Studebaker Corporation from its beginnings in small South Bend Blacksmith Shop. Admire over 50 vehicles which tell the Studebaker story and display iconic styling. less
Attraction type: Educational sites; History Museums
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LaSalle Grill
LaSalle Grill
Ranked #1 of 318 Restaurants in South Bend
Price: US$ 16 - US$ 57
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Grill, Healthy
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
J.W. Chen's
J.W. Chen's
Ranked #2 of 318 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicory Cafe
Chicory Cafe
Ranked #3 of 318 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cafe Navarre
Cafe Navarre
Ranked #4 of 318 Restaurants in South Bend
Price: US$ 20 - US$ 38
Cuisines: American, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fiddler's Hearth Public House
Fiddler's Hearth Public House
Ranked #5 of 318 Restaurants in South Bend
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Ivy Court Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Ivy Court Inn & Suites
US$ 77 - US$ 222
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in South Bend
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Quality Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn & Suites
US$ 75 - US$ 235
Ranked #13 of 33 Hotels in South Bend
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Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn
US$ 65 - US$ 171
Ranked #15 of 33 Hotels in South Bend
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Oliver Inn
3.5 of 5
The Oliver Inn
US$ 156 - US$ 298
Ranked #1 of 6 South Bend B&B and Inns
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Morris Inn
3.5 of 5
Morris Inn
US$ 152 - US$ 238
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in South Bend
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Inn at Saint Mary's
3.0 of 5
Inn at Saint Mary's
US$ 115 - US$ 212
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in South Bend
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