Mishawaka

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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 £65 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (967 reviews)
"Clean, and quiet, rooms were nice"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mishawaka, IN
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
3 out of 5
215 W Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN
The price is £83 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from University Park Mall and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium is 3.1 mi ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (970 reviews)
"The hotel was clean and everyone was friendly. It was in a great and safe location."

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2021

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 £101 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"My daughter loved all the amenities such as the pool and pool table."

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2021

Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
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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 £94 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
Situated in Mishawaka, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Henry Frank Park, Saint Joseph Health System and St Joseph Regional Medical Center Hospital. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (289 reviews)
"I stayed after a Notre Dame football game. Very convenient. Mishawaka will not be a frequent destination for me I hope but I would certainly consider staying here if I had to go."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Mishawaka South Bend, IN
3BR Home - Walk to Notre Dame Stadium!
3BR Home - Walk to Notre Dame Stadium!
54230 N Ironwood Rd, Mishawaka, IN
Situated in Mishawaka, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of University of Notre Dame and Warren Golf Course. Hesburgh Library and Joyce Center are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Very Clean close to campua
"We had a nice stay for ND graduation. The house was clean. It was on a main road so a little noisy at times. We thought the house had a/c but it did not but we we able to get a fan from my sons apartment. It would have been nice to have a bedside table in the bedrooms. Bedrooms only have a bed. Most ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

3BR Home - Walk to Notre Dame Stadium!
Furnished Apartment 1 South
Furnished Apartment 1 South
226 Cleveland St, Mishawaka, IN
Situated in Mishawaka, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Battell Park, Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum and Bethel College. Merrifield Park ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Comments
"The place was very neat and clean, close to a nice walking trail and a short drive to restaurants, etc."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

Furnished Apartment 1 South
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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