Being the strong cultural and economic hub it is, South Bend, Indiana offers plenty of interesting activities to do if you’re in town. From the historic Iowa Old Capitol Building to the Literary Walk, you’ll find plenty of things to marvel at, places to eat, and spots to relax. Check out 50 of our top selections in the state:
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River Lights Plaza
Delight your senses in a dynamic show at River Lights Plaza.
South Bend Farmer's Market
Shop around and buy the freshest produce from South Bend Farmer’s Market.
Ice Box Skating Rink
Ride, Skate, Rollerblad on several ramps at Ice Box Skating Rink.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Visit the impressive and indulgent Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Pack a picnic and take a leisureley stroll through the heavenly Howard Park.
Compton Family Ice Arena
Get comfy and choose the best seats and be on the edge of your seat while watching a hockey game at Compton Family Ice Arena.
Studebaker National Museum
Walk through time and take a peek at how cars came about at Studebaker Museum.
The Drop Comedy Club
Laugh from beginning to end with a snazzy drink at The Drop Comedy Club.
Have a beer and watch a ballgame at Boehm Park.
East Race Waterway
Go for some serious rafting and kayaking fun at East Race Waterway
Warren Golf Course
Golf the weekend away at the notable Warren Golf Course.
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Choose from your favorite performers at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail
Get your bike out and follow the ‘Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail’.
Enjoy a tour through Washington Hall and relish in the amazing architecture.
Century Center Convention Center
Attend a unique event or plan your own at Century Center Convention center.
Notre Dame Stadium
Watch the athletes of the year at Nore Dame Stadium.
Morris Performing Arts Center
Sit back and enjoy the unique entertainment provided at Morris Performing Arts Center.
Bet on some unusual racing at Thazer Raceway.
Jon R. Hunt Memorial Plaza
Plan your event in Jon R. Hunt Memorial Plaza, a charming and elegant space
Kennedy Water Playground
Splash, swim and scream at Kennedy Water Playground – a water park like no other.
Military Honor Park
Honor the army at Military Honor Park and walk through the park and tour the magnificent museum.
Putt Putt Golf & Games
Golf the day away at this fun family attraction Putt Putt Golf and Games.
Roseland Town Park
Play frisbee, fly a kite or enjoy a walk through Roseland Town Park.
Linton's Enchanted Gardens
Enjoy a day out at Linton’s Enchanted Gardens, have a sip of tea at the cafe or shop at the flower boutique.
Kick off the season in style and enjoy a ride around the farm while tasting some peachy pumpkins!
PETE'S SIMONTON LAKE TAVERN
Have lunch in luxury at Pete’s Simonton Lake Tavern.
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes
Take part in some fun events at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.
The Snite Museum of Art
Wander through a vast collection of 18000 pieces of art works representing the major periods in world history at Snite Museum of Art!
Erskine Park Golf Course
Get in the swing with a 18-hole course at Erskine Park Golf Course.
Madhouse Mystery Tour
Solve perplexing puzzles and unlock the sacred treasure at Madhouse Mystery Tour.
Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium
Get excited at the sports showdown at Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium.
Adorn a gazebo and prepare a picnic for a family gathering at Seitz Park.
Merrifield Ice Rink
Get fit and skate your way around Merrifield Ice Rink.
Elkhart NIBCO Ice and Water Park
Swirl and twirl in Elkhart NIBCO Ice and Water Park – a treasure not to miss.
Henry Frank Park
Jog the trail at Henry Frank Park or grill some burgers and watch the world go by.
Miami Monkey Island
Let your children run wild at Miami Monkey Island Park.
Swim, swim and swim some more at Merrifield Pool.
Parkway Lanes East
Take your place in the bowling alley at Parkway Lanes East.
The Kitchen Skatepark
Grab your skateboard and skate like a pro at The Kitchen Skatepark.
Gateway Cellar Winery
Listen to some music and taste some fine wine at Gateway Cellar Winery.
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Understand the beauty before you at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.
Make some memories at the famous arcade Mega Play.
The History Museum
Immerse yourself and go back in time at The History Museum.
Wander in a world of tranquil beauty at Shiojiri Niwa.
Rum Village Nature Center
Get lost in the rich and ripe woodlands at Rum Village Nature Center.
Impress your friends with your bowling skills at Signature Lanes.
RV/MH Hall of Fame
Learn and enjoy the tours at RV/MH Hall of Fame.
Get ready for some outstanding tennis action at Leeper Park.
South Bend Museum of Art
Get lost in a world of colors at South Bend Museum of Art.
There’s plenty to do in South Bend. Although the city isn’t as large as others, there’s still plenty of activities for both residents and visitors to check off the list. We’ve tried to knock out as many as possible here, but it’s possible we missed some. Make sure to contact Fun Things To Do if you see any additions that need to be made!