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The History Museum: Explore The Bend's Past

What you see around The Bend today is rooted in its past. Few attractions bring this to light better than The History Museum, which is on the same campus as the Studebaker National Museum and includes the pristine Oliver Mansion. Its exhibits paint a vivid picture of South Bend and the surrounding…

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40 Things to Do in The Bend this Winter

In a place like The Bend, winter is something to be embraced rather than avoided. Snow and cold are a simple fact of life here. But it doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Far from it! Instead there are a variety of activities — from strapping on cross country skis to heading out for a night of…

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What to Do with Kids in The Bend this Winter

If you're looking to get the family out of the house this winter, we have some ideas for how to do so. Kid friendly activities are around every corner. Ice Skating Winter activities seem to officially begin when the skating rinks open. The ice trail at Howard Park in South Bend is wildly popular (as…

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5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Think you can't enjoy the outdoors as the temperatures drop and snowflakes fly? Think again. Lace up your boots, zip up that coat and pull on some gloves before heading outside for these five fun activities. Ice Skating at Howard Park Howard Park in South Bend is home to a state-of-the-art…

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Recharge at These Coffee Spots Around The Bend

Sometimes during your travels there might be need for a dose of caffeine. Or maybe you're just in search of a cozy nook in which to hang out for awhile. Take a look at some of the spots where you can enjoy a cup of whatever gets you going. Chicory Café A local favorite, the New Orleans-inspired…

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6 Places for a Winter Hike

Hiking doesn't have to be a family friendly outdoor activity you call off for winter. Lace up some boots over your warmest socks, add a couple extra layers and head to these parks for a walk off the beaten path. Bendix Woods County Park Many favor Bendix Woods County Park during spring when the…

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5 Great Winter Walks Around The Bend

We all need to get outside a little more these days, even during the winter months. Fortunately, there are several paths and trails around The Bend where you can bundle up and go for a walk. These are five of our favorites. University of Notre Dame The undisputed champion of places to get your steps…

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Where to Go Holiday Shopping in The Bend

With the holiday season underway, it's time to get shopping for the people on your list. Many area stores and shops are open with coronavirus precautions in place. Start with some gift ideas, then dive into the places you can shop around The Bend this holiday season. 9 Unique #OnlyinTheBend Gifts…

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Manufacturing Victory: A Can't-Miss Exhibit

Military history buffs need to plan their visit to The Bend's museum district. The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum have put together an incredible exhibit: "Manufacturing Victory." Encompassing galleries in both museums, "Manufacturing Victory" takes a deep dive into how local…

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Studebaker National Museum: Showcasing Classic Cars

Local history, presidential lore and automotive progress combine at Studebaker National Museum. No telling of South Bend's history is complete without including Studebaker, one of the world’s top automobile manufacturers of yesteryear. RELATED CONTENT: Explore the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail…

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