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Mishawaka
Travel Guide

One of the great attractions of this Indiana city is the many parks that allow residents to enjoy year-round recreational activities and open-air events such as free concerts. 

Mishawaka is a residential city that straddles the banks of the meandering St. Joseph River. It’s where locals love to spend time enjoying the vast offering of outdoor activities at dozens of parks and green spaces.

Often called the Princess City, Mishawaka takes its name from the legend of Princess Mishawaka, the daughter of a Shawnee chief.

The Riverwalk Trail follows the path of St. Joseph River and is a window into the lifestyle of the city, its parks and recreations areas. On the northern banks, Battell Park has children’s playgrounds and sports courts. It also hosts summer concerts. Central Park is popular for its picnic areas and splash pad. Cross the water to Robert C. Beutter Riverfront Park, which has perennial gardens and waterfront trails, and then drink in the tranquility of Kamm Island Park.

Downtown Mishawaka centers on Lincoln Way and its intersecting streets. Here you’ll find bars, cafés, pubs and varied dining options, from pancakes to Mexican cuisine. Appreciate eclectic architectural influences at the Queen Anne-style Dodge House, Italianate Eller-Hosford House and Greek Revival-style Ellis-Schindler House. Have fun with hands-on history and nature exhibits at Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum.

Just a short drive to the west is South Bend. Spend a day at a museum complex that includes the Studebaker National Museum, The History Museum and Oliver Mansion. South Bend’s riverfront is home to the Morris Performing Art Center and South Bend Museum of Art.

Explore the traditions of college life in the U.S. at the nearby University of Notre Dame. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Golden Dome and Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes are notable landmarks within the picturesque campus. Experience the fever of a football match at Notre Dame Stadium or browse exhibitions at Snite Museum of Art.

Reach Mishawka by flying to South Bend International Airport or Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Rent a car in the warm summer months for a convenient way to discover the beach towns on nearby Lake Michigan.

Top hotels in Mishawaka

Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
3 out of 5
215 W Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs5,564 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from University Park Mall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium is 3.1 mi ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)
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"I was very disappointing to hear that I need it to pay $75.00 dollars just because of my small dog. There was nothing mention of this charge on the website when the reservation was made. You advertise the hotel as a pet friendly, but is not so."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
3800 N Main St, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs6,330 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar

Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Compton Family Ice Arena and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"My boyfriend does not live in town so when he visits we like to try out different hotels to do something different. We no longer will keep trying different ones, as Varsity Club has consistently been the absolute best experience and beats all competition. When we arrived Candlewood Suites overbooked ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2021

Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend, IN
Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend, IN
2.5 out of 5
211 East Day Road, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs5,739 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar

Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Henry Frank Park, Saint Joseph Health System and St Joseph Regional Medical Center Hospital. Boehm ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (210 reviews)

"Excellent staff and beautiful room. Clean and all the right things included!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend, IN
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Mishawaka

Staybridge Suites Elkhart
Staybridge Suites Elkhart
3 out of 5
3252 Cassopolis Street, Elkhart, IN
The price is Rs5,626 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar

Situated in Elkhart, this aparthotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Wellfield Botanic Gardens and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Ruthmere Mansion. The Lerner and NIBCO Water ...

4.3/5Excellent! (320 reviews)

"The suites are quite large and comfortable with room to breath."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2020

Staybridge Suites Elkhart
Staybridge Suites South Bend-University Area
Staybridge Suites South Bend-University Area
3 out of 5
52860 SR 933, South Bend, IN
The price is Rs6,546 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Situated in South Bend, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roseland Town Park and University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (423 reviews)

"We drove around the St Mary's campus and went to see the Dome on Notre Dame. Very nice clean. Beautiful Architecture. Had picnic in the car lunch at the St Josephs River side park and watched the water and the people walking their dogs."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Staybridge Suites South Bend-University Area
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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