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Best things to do in South Bend

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“In the 'Century Center' in Downtown South Bend this art museum features works by local artists, national recognized artists and rotating exhibits. Nice gift shop too! Great views out to the river as well.”
9 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“If you are a fan of the movie Rudy this is a must visit! The scene when he is sitting at the bar takes place here! ”
16 locals recommend
Museum
“Free museum across from ND stadium (north end); great exhibits, friendly staff.”
10 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a nice place to come and get a great cup of coffee and you can't forget the chocolate !”
11 locals recommend
Church
“The beauty of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is something every visitor to the Notre Dame campus should experience.”
7 locals recommend
Stadium
“Was at the UGA/ Notre Dame game last weekend along with 40K friends. If your team ever plays in South Bend do what you have to and attend. It's an experience that my family will always remember with great fondness. The ND fans are classy and welcoming, the stadium was first rate, the traditions are off the charts, and the beauty of the campus was incredible. ”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent Studebaker Museum and Oliver Mansion combined in one location. Special rotating exhibits and permanent history of South Bend.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Most famous bar of visiting Irish fans during Notre Dame football weekends! ”
21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Delicious flatbreads, soups, and craft beer to enjoy on their patio. Our favorite brewery!”
15 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is my favorite restaurant in town. Their food is incredibly unique and delicious and very reasonably priced. I recommend the Pad See Ew. ”
10 locals recommend
Bar
“Right next to Notre Dame on Eddy St. This is a very popular bar to go to in the area. ”
17 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Great walkiing along river in Downtown South Bend and view of the lovely "Riverlights" installed as a 150th anniversary gift to the residents of South Bend.”
14 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irish Public House. Hosts Brian Kelly’s radio show Thursday’s before home football games! ”
14 locals recommend
Casino
“Four Winds Casinos have 3 locations nearby, one in Dowagiac, one in South Bend, and one in New Buffalo. It's a fun, noisy place to go even if you don't gamble. They have a very good buffet.”
5 locals recommend
City
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“Our favorite local pizza joint. This place is dine-in or carry-out only but it's worth it.”
9 locals recommend