- 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
Featuring four baseball fields located at its center, Old Fairgrounds Park offers open grass areas for recreation and sports like soccer. It has a walking track along the perimeter, a playground and a pavilion for events and parties.
Built as a tribute for the veterans of the Civil War in 1893, the Memorial Opera House can welcome 364 visitors at a time. It was the host of musical and drama plays, while also being rented for special events such as weddings and graduations.
The Porter County Museum was first established in 1916 when the local historical society gathered a large collection of local artifacts to celebrate the town's centennial. The museum remains open daily with guided tours, traveling exhibitions, and educational programs.
Part of Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater is an outdoor stage with ample lighting. A common venue for musical concerts in the summer time, it is surrounded by a splash pad and children's play area.
The award-winning theatre company housed within the Chicago Street Theatre performs a wide range of plays, including the classics and new productions throughout the year. The venue holds 130 seats in a stadium-style arrangement so that good views of the stage can be achieved by all audience members.
Zao Island features a range of recreational activities including batting cages, mini golf, laser tag, go karts, bumper cars and an arcade. Zao Island also has a real alligator exhibit where patrons can feed the alligators from a pole.