Top 10 Winter Events in Indiana’s Cool North

The holidays are nearly over, but there is still plenty to do in northern Indiana.  There are some wonderful winter activities that you need to do as soon as the weather is right (because it might change tomorrow!).   There are also traditional events that happen, and we want to make sure you get them on your calendar.  Here's our Top 10 list of winter activities, everything from  ice to the warm theatre.

The University of Notre Dame – Discover a Vibrant and Legendary Campus

You might think “fall” and “Fighting Irish football” when the University of Notre Dame is mentioned, but this beautiful campus in the city of South Bend is filled with fun and activity any time of the year. Visitors delight in discovering the university’s Golden Dome, classic Gothic architecture, and expansive quadrangles on walking tours, either on their own or with a student guide.

There’s so much to do, whether you seek outdoor activity, a shopping extravaganza, quiet spiritual reflection or great lodging and food. The best place to start your visit is at the Eck Visitors Center, which provides a look at Notre Dame’s history and offers guided campus tours. It’s also home to the legendary Hammes Bookstore, filled with Notre Dame paraphernalia, Irish finds such as Waterford crystal, and, of course, an incredible array of books. Play a round of golf on one of two campus courses or view iconic masterpieces at  the Snite Museum of Art with more than 23,000 works.

You can attend Mass at the ornate and inspiring Basilica of the Sacred Heart and tour the famous church. Many find peace and solace at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. At the end of the day, check into the newly refurbished Morris Inn right on campus. It houses two great restaurants – Sorin’s for fine dining and the Rohr Irish Pub for casual fare and fun.

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