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Exciting South Bend Attractions

If you're looking for a place to stay while exploring South Bend attractions, The Inn at Saint Mary's is your perfect home base. With a one-mile walk to Notre Dame's campus, a half-mile walk to Saint Mary's College, a ten minute drive to Four Winds Stadium, and a five-minute drive to the heart of South Bend, you're centrally-located and get the full South Bend experience with a boutique flair when you stay at The Inn at Saint Mary's.

Looking for some South Bend attractions while you're staying at The Inn at Saint Mary's? Read on to check out what South Bend has to offer!

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Visit The University Of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame Campus

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With sports, academics and a pristine campus—University of Notre Dame has it all! While locals take pride in Notre Dame’s history, visitors from all over the world travel the renowned University Of Notre Dame campus!

Explore Notre Dame

Catch A Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game

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People the world over come to support the Fighting Irish athletics. The university some of the bestmen's and women's teams in the NCAA, and games are within a mile walk when you stay at The Inn at Saint Mary's.

Notre Dame Athletics Schedule

Basilica Of The Sacred Heart

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most iconic places in South Bend. World-renowned for its beauty and intricate art, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is home to masses at the University of Notre Dame.

More About The Basilica

Visit Saint Mary's College

Visit Saint Mary's College Campus

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As an all-women's liberal arts college in Notre Dame, Indiana, this Catholic Unviersity hosts an array of events and boasts stunning architecture.

Explore Saint Mary’s College

See A Saint Mary's Sporting Event

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University of Notre Dame isn't the only sporting event in town! Saint Mary's College has women's soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis teams and more!

Saint Mary's Athletics Schedule

More South Bend Attractions & Things To Do

Potawatomi Zoo

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Located in Potawatomi Park, come check out the 23-acre zoo with over 500 animals including tigers, warthogs, leopards, snakes and more! Visit the zoo website.

Studebaker National Museum

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Come explore three floors of history as you tour the Studebaker Museum, featuring automobiles, wagons, military vehicles and more. Visit the museum website.

South Bend Chocolate Company

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Indulge your sweet tooth at the South Bend Chocolate Company, with facotry tours and plenty of sweets to go around, it's fun for the whole family. Visit the chocolate company website.

Morris Performing Arts Center

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Home to a 2,500+ seat performing arts center, the Morris Performing Arts Center hosts Broadway Tours, orchestras, symphonies and so much more. Visit the performing arts center website.

South Bend History Museum

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The South Bend Museum of History is located in Oliver Mansion, an old Victorian abode that houses a complex which includes a children's museum and a gallery of Notre Dame History. Visit the history museum website.

South Bend Whitewater Rafting

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Located right on the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, the East Race Waterway is North America's first artificial white water course. Ccourse can accommodate novices to professionals. Visit the rafting website.

Bike Trails

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Rent a bike and explore the area. Trails weave through the beautiful campuses of Saint Mary's College, University of Notre Dame, and Holy Cross College. View the bike trails map.

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A man and woman on bikes at the stone gate entrance of Saint Mary's College.
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The Inn At Saint Mary's On-Site Dining

When you need a break from exploring things to do in South Bend, The Inn at Saint Mary's has on-site dining options to enjoy in the restaurant or in your room. With options from a quick cafe bite to a lounge, you'll find food that hits the spot so you can get out and explore more!

InnJoy Cafe

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Fuel up for the big game or graduation day at our very own InnJoy Cafe. We open everyday at 6 a.m. and proudly serve Starbucks coffee and beverages, as well as variety of pastries, juices and other tasty snacks.

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Exhale Lounge

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Cheer on the Fighting Irish from the Exhale Lounge, located in the hotel lobby. Our list of handcrafted cocktails and local craft beers are the perfect accompaniment to game day or any day.

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Bistro 933

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Bistro 933 specializes in regional American cuisine and offers a full menu, including daily specials featuring local ingredients. Whether you’re celebrating the graduate, enjoying the company of a special someone, or hosting a business dinner, our modern dining room provides the perfect setting—and cuisine.

If you’d rather relax in your room, Bistro 933 will bring your meal to you. Order from the menu for delicious in-room delivery every day from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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