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  • Top 15 Outstanding Things to Do

    These are the attractions you “must see” during your visit.
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  • Top 15 Exceptional Eats

    Satisfy your appetite for adventure with these unique eateries.
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  • Top 15 Secrets & Surprises

    We’ve got a few treasures up our sleeves that we don’t want you to miss.
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  • Fabulous Places to Stay

    Make your stay even more memorable with one-of-a-kind lodging.
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  • Tours and Trails

    Adventures into local art, history, communities and more.
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  • Art & Earth Trail

    Loop through all seven counties on stops unique to the region.
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Festivals & Events

For a complete list of festivals and events, visit our events page

Answering the Call: The Olivers and World War I

The impact of World War I on the city of South Bend is explored through the eyes of local industrialist J. D. Oliver. As the President of the O... Learn More

Central Park Holiday Light Display

A display of more than 200,000 lights and LED displays in Central Park. Learn More

Celtic Woman Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour

Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present Home For Christmas â... Learn More

Shipshewana Ice Festival

Watch Ice Carvers at work!

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Shipshewana Chili Cook Off

Calling all chili fanatics and critics, come join the fun on December 27th!

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Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night

JIM BRICKMAN will bring together the sounds of the season with "IOn A Winter's Night." Hailed by the Boston Herald as a "Crowd-pleaser," Jim ... Learn More

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Reasons to go now!


the must-see museums
of south bend

Experience a significant piece of American automobile history at the Studebaker Museum or visit the opulent 38-room Copshaholm, a three-story mansion that was once home to industrialist J.D. Oliver. They are just two of the city's 11 must-see museums.

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ancilla domini chapel,
an unexpected surprise

Experience the beauty and wonder of this “Chapel in the Cornfield” of Marshall County. The historic chapel's neo-Gothic columns, German Baroque-style stained glass windows, ornate decor and inviting holiday decorations are worth a look.

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Artisan at the Village at Winona

welcoming artisans at
the village at winona

Spend a day shopping, dining and having fun at this thriving arts community nestled on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. You'll find original artwork and an array of handmade gifts from local artisans happy to chat about their work.

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can't-beat bargain shopping

You'll be thankful for the cool weather after breaking a sweat shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets in Michigan City, where 120+ stores – and even more discounts – are clustered into one shopper's paradise.

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unique shoppes in shipshewana

An incredible selection of quilts and quilt-making supplies is just the beginning – dozens of quaint shoppes owned by local artisans greet shoppers in Shipshewana along the Amish backroads.

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winter on the heritage trail

Get in the festive mood and see the sights of fall along the Heritage Trail – your guide to must-see attractions, special finds and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Amish life.

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winter at the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes is home to a 15-mile coastline, over 70 miles of trails and more than 350 species of birds.

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the food has never been better!

Dine your way across seven counties in Northern Indiana with the new "Northern Indiana Foodie Trail," a guide to some of the area's best dining experiences.

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Art and Earth trail

one-of-a-kind finds are waiting to be discovered

Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters and farmers. The Art and Earth Trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you.

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