220 Caravan Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone: (574) 206-8290
Fax: (574) 206-8297
Island Park is at the convergence of the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers and is named such as it is a small islet reserved as a community park. This lovely parkland features a bandstand, gazebo, benches, picnic spots, a playground, restrooms, a sand volleyball court, trails, a pavilion, charcoal grill and drinking fountain. You can also do fishing here.
Potawatomi Conservatories are located in the beautiful Potawatomi Park and include a scenic waterfall and tropical plant species. The picturesque garden inside remains a lovely venue for weddings and parties.
The Morris Conservatory and Muessel-Ellison Tropical Gardens are replete with tropical plants and exotic flora as well as water features that make for a pleasant visit. Explore the conservatory for a view of cacti, rubber trees, bougainvillea, and many more species. This park is also an ideal venue for parties, weddings, meetings, and social events that can accommodate about 200 guests.
The Potawatomi Zoo is spread over a magnificent land cover of 23 acres (9.3 hectares). It forms a great highlight in the city of South Bend in the U.S. State of Indiana. It is home to approximately 400 animals. Rare Australian animals, large cats and primates are some of the distinctive features of the zoo. The rare and celebrated Edzoocation is the Education Department of the Zoo that offers an array of informative programs and classes for children as well as people from other ages. The zoo site welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each year.
The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic university founded in 1842, is perhaps best known for their mascot and sports teams, The Fighting Irish. Originally an all male school, Notre Dame only began admitting females in 1972. One cannot visit the campus without going to see the Golden Dome of the main building, a symbol of the school since it was placed there in 1879. Currently, the university is ranked 16th in the nation, and continues to be one of the most prestigious academic and athletic institutions in the United States. Notable alums include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, legendary football player and coach Knute Rockne, and media personality Phil Donahue.
Veterans Memorial Park is home to a large picnicking area and multi-purpose field. It also has softball fields and a scenic river surrounded by green vistas.
Spend a leisurely day of fishing at St Joseph River, or settle down beneath the shade of a tree to enjoy a lazy picnic with family and friends, at Howard Park. Children will find much to delight them at the park's playground, while walkers will enjoy exploring the East Bank Trail. Head to Howard Park for hours of fruitful outdoor activity.
The historical Birdsell Mansion displays a wide range of art works by local artists. The displays are managed by The Birdsell Project.
Studebaker National Museum is home to some interesting exhibits like historic carriages, wagons and automobiles associated with Studebaker Corporation. A popular exhibit here is a Studebaker Electric dating back to 1902.
The History Museum is housed in a beautiful Victorian structure. The museum's various exhibits portray the region's vibrant history.
Thistleberry Farm is a seasonal attraction that promises hours upon hours of family-friendly fun. Explore the corn maze, pick pumpkins and hop aboard the cow train. Other activities and attractions at the farm include corn cannons, hay rides, jumping pillows, a petting zoo and more.
Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm covers a splendid green patch, of 450 acres (182.11 hectares), in the village of Eau Claire in Michigan. The working farm features a recreational area with picnic spots and also offers fun group tours. The farm is chock-full of fruit-bearing trees where you can pick cherries, nectarines, apples, peaches and many other fruits. Apart from the farm, Tree-Mendus also includes a country market where they retail farm fresh fruits and veggies, as well as products made from the harvest, including jams, juices, jellies, apple butters and lots more. Many social and cultural events arranged at the farm site, Tree-Mendus is a good option for a rustic, fun day with family. Private events such as weddings, parties and such are a possibility here, check their website for more details.