Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, events, and activities so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

The Oliver Inn – Refined Elegance Abounds in South Bend

From the moment you pull in to the stately circular drive, this opulent inn transports you back to the grandeur of another time. A local historical landmark, this 25-room estate was once home to the Olivers, one of South Bend’s most influential families.

Choose from nine spacious rooms, each one uniquely designed with antiques true to the era. Spend the evening reading in front of a crackling fireplace or relaxing in a jetted tub. Raid the Butler’s Pantry for snacks, and in the morning, descend the grand staircase to your candlelit breakfast in the elegant dining room.

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