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Pigskin pageantry. Classy chassis. Opulent mansions. The history of chocolate. A tapestry of visual arts. Things for the kids to get their hands on. Our national and international museums are some of this community's best-hidden treasures! Embrace the community's past. Welcome the future with a tour of one of our many Universities and Colleges.

Amish Acres

Explore the 80-acre farm featuring historic interpretation through guided tours of the only Old Order Amish farm listed in the national register of historic places. Enjoy live musical theatre and partake in family-style threshers dinner.

T: 574-773-4188  W: View Web site

Hannah Lindahl Children's Museum

Please touch!  This hands-on museum is fun for children of all ages.  This is a place where many scientific and historical items are arranged with kids in mind at their eye-level and ready for young hands to examine them.  Children of all ages are ... Read more

T: 574-254-4540  W: View Web site

Historic New Carlisle, Inc.

This organization is dedicated to preserving the historic nature of New Carlisle, Ind. Visitors can take a tour of the Inn at the Old Republic, visit the local history museum, or walk through the quaint streets of New Carlisle's historic downtown ... Read more

T: 574-654-3897  E: historicnc@townofnewcarlisle.com W: View Web site

Military Honor Park

Outdoor miltary park and indoor museum.  Displays include airplanes, tanks, weaponry, uniforms, small artifacts, research library and gift shop.

T: 574-261-2066 

Morris Performing Arts Center

Experience this historic landmark, originally built in 1921 as a vaudeville house. Through the 20s, 30s and 40s, guest artists such as Amos and Andy, Houdini, Imogene Coco and even Frank Sinatra performed at the Morris. The Morris even hosted the ... Read more

T: 574-235-9198  W: View Web site

Oliver Mansion and Center for History

The magnificent museum campus is anchored by the Center for History, showcasing Copshaholm, which is an elegant 38-room Victorian mansion, plus a charming cottage reflecting the 1930s, a gallery that chronicles local history, a gallery of Notre Dame ... Read more

T: 574-235-9664  W: View Web site

Otis Bowen Library

The Otis Bowen Library is an integral part of Bethel and its educational systems. The library functions within the mission of the college. The library's primary purpose is to serve the educational goals and instructional needs of the students and ... Read more

T: 574-807-7220  W: View Web site

Potawatomi Conservatories

The lush jungle feel of the Morris Conservatory with its large rubber trees, bamboo and citrus trees and the relaxing sound of the small waterfall surrounded by bougainvillea, bird of paradise and many other exotic plants found in the Muessel-Ellison ... Read more

T: 574-235-9442  W: View Web site

South Bend Chocolate Company

The South Bend Chocolate Company's Chocolate Museum houses a collection that is among the worlds largest, specializing in North American chocolate companies.  The collection includes rare boxes, tins, pots and containers of every size, shape and ... Read more

T: 574-233-2577  W: View Web site

South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and The Natatorium

Many local residents fondly remember the Natatorium as the place where generations of children learned to swim. In sharp contrast to these sentimental emotions, the reality of this building is that it represented, and still represents for many ... Read more

T: 574-234-0207  W: View Web site

South Bend Museum of Art

Since 1947, the South Bend Museum of Art has provided insight into the art, history and culture of the region and nation. An architectural delight designed by Phillip Johnson and John Burgee, the museum occupies three levels of Century Center and ... Read more

T: 574-235-9102  E: info@southbendart.org W: View Web site

Studebaker National Museum

Experience 114 years of transportation history at the Studebaker National Museum.  This state-of-the-art museum reflects the design traditions of Studebaker buildings from the 1920s and 1930s.  Exhibits include topics relating to the Studebaker ... Read more

T: 574-235-9714  E: info@studebakermuseum.org W: View Web site

The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark

Nestled behind the South Bend Chocolate factory on Sample Street is one of South Bend's hidden gems. The Kitchen BMX and Skatepark, the home practice site for action sports superstar Brett Banasiewicz, is one of the country's premiere indoor BMX ... Read more

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Tippecanoe Place Restaurant

Offers a full lunch and dinner menu and Sunday brunch. Reservations are preferred. Group Dining Information:  Tippecanoe Place offers public and private dining for an intimate private party, a special graduation dinner or a large wedding reception in ... Read more

T: 574-234-9077  E: mailbox@tippe.com W: View Web site