Playing Off-Campus


The typical—in this case uneducated—Notre Dame student often asks the same question: “Is there anything to do in this town?” The answer: Uhhhhh…..yeahh!!!

What can you find here?

From spectacular restaurants to amazing museums, theater, and cultural centers, to some of the best outdoor activities in the state, South Bend and the greater area (including Mishawaka) boast excellent entertainment, eateries, and activities for every type of enthusiast. Whether it’s a high-class dinner at the famous Tippecanoe Restaurant (located in the former Studebaker Mansion), an off-Broadway play over at the Morris Performing Arts Center, or a visit to the College Football Hall of Fame, there is something for everyone. In this section you will find:

  • Information on the new Eddy Street Commons project, located right outside of the University
  • Guide to local and chain/regional restaurants along with a convenient pricing guide
  • Outdoor activities around the area
  • Listing of local movie theaters as well as cultural/art centers
  • And much more!