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 River Lights - Artwork that Transforms the River

If light, water, and unique art forms bring out the photographer in you, here’s a must see – the South Bend River Lights, an artwork that transforms the St. Joseph River. Color splashes from light sculptures on either side of the river. They amplify a majestic cascade of water and the “Keeper of the Fire” statue. The lights turn on each day one-half hour before sunset and stay on all night.



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