Things to Do in South Bend, IN

Our list of the best things to do in South Bend, Indiana, features the top 99 nearby activities — including 44 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

South Bend, IN has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.

The results below include the top 31 things to do within the city of South Bend, IN , followed by 68 popular activities in nearby cities, including Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, Plymouth, Nappanee, LaPorte, New Buffalo and Saugatuck

South Bend, IN

Highlights
  • History Museums - 4 Activities
  • Theaters - 3 Activities
  • Parks - 3 Activities
  • Sports Stadiums (Professional) - 2 Activities

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University of Notre Dame
1
2.0 Miles

University of Notre Dame

Eck Visitor Center, South Bend, IN 46556
Colleges & Universities
You don't have to be a college sports fan to appreciate a trip to the University of Notre Dame. The campus is rich with tradition, and the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a solemn experience you won't soon forget.

Rating

96% 647 Votes Submit a Review
Studebaker National Museum
2
0.5 Miles

Studebaker National Museum

201 S. Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601
History Museums
Recently opened in 2005, the 55,000 square foot Studebaker National Museum should be on the bucket list of every vintage car enthusiast. Featuring over 75 perfectly preserved cars on display and a new interactive entertainment center for kids.

Rating

98% 360 Votes Submit a Review
Notre Dame Stadium
3
2.6 Miles

Notre Dame Stadium

Juniper Road, South Bend, IN 46556
Sports Stadiums (Professional)
Originally built in 1930, Notre Dame Stadium is undoubtedly the mecca of college football. Rooted in history and tradition, this throwback stadium, should be on the list of every football fans bucket list.

Rating

90% 325 Votes Submit a Review
Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium
4
0.5 Miles

Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium

501 West South Street, South Bend, IN 46634
Sports Stadiums (Professional)
Home to a minor league baseball team (South Bend Silver Hawks), Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium has a seating capacity of 5,000 and is also known as The Cove.

Rating

92% 144 Votes Submit a Review
Compton Family Ice Arena
5
1.6 Miles

Compton Family Ice Arena

100 Compton Family Ice Arena, South Bend, IN 46556
Sports Stadiums (Amateur)
Located on the campus of Notre Dame University, the Compton Family Ice Arena is an ice rink featuring seating for 4,500 spectators. Notre Dame Men's Hockey, high school hockey, and public skating are among the events hosted at the rink.

Rating

100% 47 Votes Submit a Review
Center for History
6
0.5 Miles

Center for History

808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
History Museums
Located in the 38-room Copsaholm mansion, the Center for History is dedicated to preserving and teaching others about the history of the Saint Joseph Valley Region. Featuring authentic period furniture, memorabilia, and the interactive 1830's Childrens Museum is sure to delight.

Rating

95% 84 Votes Submit a Review
Morris Performing Arts Center
7
0.1 Miles

Morris Performing Arts Center

211 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601
Theaters
The Morris Performing Arts Center, built in 1922, is an award-winning entertainment venue. Featuring a calendar of acts ranging from plays to comedy to music and film, the Morris is known as the 'Hottest Ticket in Town'.

Rating

89% 84 Votes Submit a Review
The Snite Museum of Art
8
0.2 Miles

The Snite Museum of Art

Art Museum
The Snite Museum of Art is a fine arts museum that displays more than 23000 pieces of art representing world cultures and periods. Of the many interesting items, the Italian renaissance paintings and the Mesoamerican galleries stand out.

Rating

95% 37 Votes Submit a Review
Potawatomi Zoo
9
2.6 Miles

Potawatomi Zoo

500 S Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615
Zoos
Mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and invertebrates find their home at the Potawatomi Zoo. Special programs, such as member's picnics and wine tastings, are held in here.

Rating

78% 202 Votes Submit a Review
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
10
1.5 Miles

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

100 Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556
Theaters
Located on the University of Notre Dame's campus, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center provides a variety of music, theater, dance, and cinema shows. Each season, visitors can attend a mix of performances, ranging from Shakespeare to musicals.

Rating

100% 10 Votes Submit a Review

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