Sunburst Marathon & Half Marathon
South Bend, IN USA
May 31, 2014

South Bend Attractions

South Bend, Indiana is a wonderful place to visit, especially for those who enjoy visiting old historical homes and buildings. South Bend is a romantic city that is perfect for a passionate getaway, yet it is also an ideal place to take the whole family. While the city is rich in antiquity and culture, it equally offers many modern attractions to keep the kids entertained, including parks, playgrounds, children's museum, zoos, aquarium and so much more. The attractions and things to do in South Bend, IN are simply endless, but these are some places that you will most definitely want to see.

Potawatomi Zoo
Everyone in the family will enjoy spending the day at the Potawatomi Zoo that started out as a duck pond in 1902. The oldest zoo in Indiana, "Child Magazine" credited it with being one of America's top 20 family zoos. It is equipped with an operating train that is a 1/3-scale replica of a C.P. Huntington Locomotive.

Healthworks! Kids' Museum
This is a museum that the entire family will enjoy. Healthworks! Kid's Museum encourages children of all ages to learn by offering exciting hands-on exhibits and play areas. The museum's goal is to inspire children to make the best life choices, such as choosing the right foods, staying healthy and teaching creative motor skills. This is a great place to spend the afternoon.

Tippecanoe Place
The perfect restaurant for dining in a romantic atmosphere! Tippecanoe Place is a South Bend landmark that was built in 1889 by the first owners, the well-known Studebakers. The 40 room mansion is located in the center of the city's historic district and has 20 fireplaces. This elegant restaurant pampers patrons with outstanding cuisine and wine and a charming ambiance. It is difficult to surpass the excellent service and delicious culinary offered at the Tippecanoe Place.

The Studebaker National Museum
In 1852 Henry and Clement Studebaker opened the H & C Studebaker blacksmith shop in South Bend, Indiana. Later, four of their younger brothers joined them and their business soon became the world's biggest builder of wagons and buggies. It has numerous displays of the Studebaker wagons and cars that were constructed and used throughout the years. The museum is meant to be a timely commemorative to the people of South Bend who built and created many of the products that helped to shape the automobile industry.

Drewrys/Muessel Brewing Company
The Muessel Brewery was purchased in 1936 by Edward Lancaster Drewry. It was established in 1852 by a German man called Johann Christoph (Christopher) Muessel shortly after he and his family arrived in America. Drewry owned a brewery in Canada when he purchased the Muessel Brewing Company in South Bend IN. In 2000 the Drewrys/Muessel Brewery was placed on the National Historic Registry, and small businesses now lease space in this huge notable complex.

University of Notre Dame
With both the history dating back to 1842 and being notorious for its strong athletic customs, the University of Notre Dame is an interesting place to visit. The breathtaking grounds are home to many religious fascinations and beautiful artwork, such as the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.