Mishawaka, IN

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Mishawaka featuring a small town or village

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.

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 $82 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University Park Mall and Heritage Square Shopping. Saint Joseph Health System and St Joseph Regional ...
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mishawaka, IN
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 $123 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Compton Family Ice Arena and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium and ...
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Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Mishawaka-University Area
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Mishawaka-University Area
3 out of 5
5225 Edison Lakes Pkwy, Mishawaka, IN
The price is $94 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from University Park Mall and 2 mi (3.2 km) from University of Notre Dame. Compton Family Ice Arena and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (378 reviews)
"Front desk staff was very pleasant. Breakfast could be better. Toilet seat was not clean properly and bathroom ceiling was a little moldy other than that bed was comfortable and the rest of the room was clean."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend, IN
Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend, IN
3 out of 5
211 East Day Road, Mishawaka, IN
The price is $124 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Situated in Mishawaka, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Henry Frank Park and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from University of Notre Dame. Saint Joseph Health System ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (273 reviews)
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Peaceful, gardens, 20 minutes from Notre Dame!
Peaceful, gardens, 20 minutes from Notre Dame!
Mishawaka, IN
Situated in Mishawaka, this historic vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum, Legend Park, and Merrifield Park. Battell Park ...
Peaceful, gardens, 20 minutes from Notre Dame!
Private home on the St Joe  River
Private home on the St Joe River
Mishawaka, IN
Situated in Mishawaka, this vacation home is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Merrifield Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Legend Park and Battell Park. Hannah Lindahl Children’s ...
Private home on the St Joe River
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