Area Attractions

On Campus

Warren Golf Course
Welcome to the Warren Golf Course at the University of Notre Dame, given a five star (highest rating) by Chicagoland Golf Magazine, among many other honors. Practice facilities and a clubhouse are also available.

Snite Museum of Art
The Snite Museum is on the campus of Notre Dame a short walk from the conference center. It owns over 23,000 works of art, with a focus on Western art history. It is particularly known for its Renaissance paintings, and its Mesoamerican galleries.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the mother church for the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. The neo-gothic church features 44 large stained glass windows and murals completed over 17 years by the Vatican painter Luigi Gregori. A museum, open to the public, displays numerous church and Notre Dame artifacts.

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DePAC)
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center is an inclusive, second-city destination for the region's premier Visiting Artist Series—art with a point of view—informed by reflection on our Catholic character and inspired by the academy's pursuit of knowledge. In this spirit, we ask the art we love to reveal its secrets to us such that we can soak up perspective, beliefs central to our humanity and simply experience pure joy. Several artists are involved each season in multiple days of engagement experiences yet take the stage for just one to three transformative performances. Here dance, music, theater and cinema aren't charming diversions: They are unconventional inspirations.

The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Notre Dame Campus Tour
The Notre Dame campus annually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors who delight in a landscape of fresh colors for every season, ivy-covered walls on classic collegiate Gothic buildings, expansive quadrangles and some of the world’s most recognized campus landmarks – the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It is a campus and a university filled with both beauty and spirit. Come with us on a tour and experience it through inspired photographs, 360-degree panoramic views and videos led by student tour guides.

Rec Sports Facilities
Special passes to use the many on-campus facilities will be made available to all workshop participants and their families.

Off Campus

Eddy Street Commons
Eddy Street Commons is located directly south of campus and is an easy walk for dining, shopping, and other services. Here is a complete listing businesses.

Studebaker National Museum
Housed in a 1919 dealership, the Studebaker National Museum is a tribute to the now-defunct Studebaker automobile. The museum exhibits over 75 vehicles that span the 114-year history of the company, from the Studebaker family's Conestoga Wagon to the final car to roll off the assembly line.

Potowatomi Zoo
The Potowatomi Zoo is Indiana's oldest zoo, and houses a wide variety of animals, including African lions, a white Bengal tiger, snow leapard, zebras, american bison, and many others. A new Otter Habitat opened in 2011.

Coveleski Stadium
Home to the South Bend Silver Hawks, a minor league team of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Coveleski Stadium, affectionately known as "The Cove", is a newly remodeled family favorite destination.

South Bend Chocolate Company
A hidden gem of South Bend, the South Bend Chocolate Company sells delicious chocolates and treats, and offers tours of their factory.

New Buffalo, Michigan

New Buffalo City Beach and Lakefront Park
Only a 45 min. trip to the Lake Michigan town of New Buffalo, this area boasts one of the loveliest beaches along the shoreline.

Four Winds Casino Resort
Love the buzz of an exciting Casino? Gaming fans will find a Vegas-caliber casino set deep in the woods at Four Winds Casino - a must-see attraction. Built in 2007, the Four Winds Casino and Resort has a half-dozen restaurants and a 165-room hotel making it the lastest Harbor Country destination!

Harbor Country
Discover all the antique shops and malls along Red Arrow Highway. Antique shopping and collecting and is a visitor favorite in Harbor Country. Fine antique furniture, original paintings, elegant china, and crystal are just a few of the things that will delight treasure hunters here.

Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant
Tabor Hill Winery nestled in the rolling hills, overlooks the vineyards and the Lake Michigan dunes beyond.

City of Chicago
Immerse yourself in a world-class city where you'll experience everything from renowned museums and the Magnificent Mile to fine dining, shopping and Broadway theater.

City of Indianapolis
An extensive online Community Calendar containing day-by-day event listings of things to do in Indianapolis and upcoming events in central Indiana and across the state.

Michigan City, Indiana

The Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets includes 120 outlet stores.

Blue Chip Casino and Spa

Shipshewana
Culture and character are woven through the town of Shipshewana. The area is defined by its surrounding Mennonite and Amish communities and the small town character that makes this place so attractive to residents and to thousands of visitors from around the country.

Amish Acres
Historic farm and heritage resort located in the community of Nappanee Indiana.