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MishawakaUnited States of America

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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
3 out of 5
215 W Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs6,614 per night

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! (969 reviews)

"Very clean, staff very friendly. I would return to this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 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 Rs6,439 per night

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)

"Always a nice experience. Very nice staff and very clean"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mishawaka, IN
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mishawaka, IN
2.5 out of 5
420 West University Drive, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs5,327 per night

Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University Park Mall and Heritage Square Shopping. Henry Frank Park and Warren Golf Course are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (772 reviews)

"Good value and very friendly staff ... thanks for your hospitality!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mishawaka, IN

Popular places to visit in Mishawaka

University Park Mall
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University Park Mall

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home at University Park Mall during your trip to Mishawaka. Amble around this family-friendly area's university campus or attend a football match.

University of Notre Dame
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University of Notre Dame

5/5(1 review)

Experience a day in the life of a student at one of the prettiest campuses in the United States. Admire iconic landmarks and experience the passion of a football match. 

Potato Creek State Park
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Potato Creek State Park

Explore the great outdoors at Potato Creek State Park, a lovely green space in North Liberty. Wander the university campus and riverfront in the area.

Cities near Mishawaka

Basilica of the Sacred Heart which includes flowers, a park and heritage architecture

South Bend

Basilica of the Sacred Heart which includes a garden and wild flowers

Notre Dame