Visitors


Mishawaka retains a thriving commercial district that is home to one of the largest retail centers in the Midwest, the Grape Road/N Main St shopping corridor, which serves all of Michiana. Check out these other points of interest that make the Princess City such a wonderful place to visit: 

  • Beutter Park - The centerpiece of Mishawaka's 2000s downtown revitalization, the new park includes a river race with elliptical-shaped overlook weirs and fiber-optic underwater lighting, two connecting bridges across the St. Joseph River race to the park, the Mishawaka Riverwalk, the "Shards" sculpture, and an 800 foot perennial garden.
  • Battell Park's historic WPA-built band shelter and terraced rock garden.
  • Shiojiri Garden, located in Merrifield Park, is a Japanese strolling garden that symbolizes the Sister-City relationship between Mishawaka, Indiana and Shiojiri City, Japan.
  • The Beiger Mansion, built in 1903 and beautifully restored in 1973, was gutted by arson in 1974. The building has since been re-renovated (although not to its former state) and is home to a popular area bed and breakfast.
  • Kamm & Schellinger Brewing Company and the 100 Center Complex
  • AM General's manufacturing plant, where the Hummer line of vehicles are built.
  • Bethel College is affiliated with the Missionary Church, and serves approximately 2,000 students.
  • Bonnie Doons restaurant on Lincoln Way West and Fourth Street at Main are the last of the area's original 1950s vintage drive up soda shops.