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University of Notre Dame

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. 

Pay a visit to the University of Notre Dame for a glimpse into student activities at an esteemed educational institute. Discover architectural masterpieces, sacred shrines and a stunning football stadium set amid a campus of tree-shaded lawns. 

Founded by Reverend Edward Sorin in 1842, the University of Notre Dame was governed by the priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross until 1967. Among its notable alumni are NASA astronauts, football coach Knute Rockne and politician Condoleezza Rice. 

Start your tour of the glorious 1,250-acre (506-hectare) campus at the Eck Visitors Center. Here you can browse museum exhibits, watch a video about the university’s history and sign up for a free guided campus tour. 

Alongside striking lecture and residence halls is a collection of monumental landmarks. Check out the Golden Dome, which towers above the Main Building, and then visit the neo Gothic-style Basilica of Sacred Heart. 

Adjacent to the basilica is the Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, a replica of a sacred shrine located in the French town of Lourdes. 

Millard Sheets’ huge Word of Life mural is affectionately called Touchdown Jesus because its image of Jesus with raised arms resembles a football referee signaling a touchdown. 

Notre Dame features some excellent arts and performing arts centers, including the Snite Museum of Art. Watch concerts, movies and theater shows at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Washington Hall. Hang out with students at the campus bars, cafés and pubs. 

Pockets of greenery and natural beauty sit scattered around the campus and offer places for students to unwind. Among them is the Irish Green, Knott Knoll, St. Joseph Lake and St. Mary’s Lake. 

If visiting between September and November, purchase tickets for a Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game. Take your seat among thousands of fans at Notre Dame Stadium and help cheer the team to victory.  

University of Notre Dame is just 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) north of South Bend. There’s a visitor parking lot where charges are applicable after the first hour. Eck Visitors Center is open daily.


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53995 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in South Bend, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from St. Mary's College and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Notre Dame Stadium. Roseland Town Park and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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    1399 Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of South Bend, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Stadium. Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes are also within 10 minutes.

      Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Bend/At Notre Dame Un Rs4,644
      Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Bend/At Notre Dame Un

      Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Bend/At Notre Dame Un

      222 S Dixie Way, South Bend, IN
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in South Bend, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Roseland Town Park and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Notre Dame Stadium. St. Mary's College and Basilica of the Sacred Heart are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott South Bend at Notre Dame Rs7,931
        Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott South Bend at Notre Dame

        Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott South Bend at Notre Dame

        1220 East Angela Boulevard, South Bend, IN
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in South Bend, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Compton Family Ice Arena and Notre Dame Stadium. Coquillard Park and Snite Museum of Art are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame
          Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame

          Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame

          1140 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in South Bend, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Compton Family Ice Arena and Notre Dame Stadium. Coquillard Park and Snite Museum of Art are also within 15 minutes.

            Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka Rs6,887
            Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka

            Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka

            215 W Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from University Park Mall and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Notre Dame Stadium.

              The Inn at Saint Mary's Rs10,133
              The Inn at Saint Mary's

              The Inn at Saint Mary's

              53993 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly South Bend hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Mary's College and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Bend Rs5,747
                Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Bend

                Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Bend

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                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in South Bend, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Roseland Town Park and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Notre Dame Stadium. St. Mary's College and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes are also within 1 mile (2 km).