The Michiana Directory

Michiana is the name given to the region of Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan area whose center is the city of South Bend in Indiana. The area includes the counties of Elkhart, La Porte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke in Indiana, and Berrien and Cass in Michigan. Other than South Bend, the main cities in the area include Mishawaka, Elkhart, Granger and Plymouth in Indiana and Niles and Cassopolis in Michigan. Michiana is also home to the University of Notre Dame, and it's sister colleges St. Marys and Holy Cross, which are located in South Bend. The City of South Bend is also home to a key location of Indiana University.

The Michiana Directory is your guide to the towns and places of interest in Michiana. We also have a list of festivals in Michiana as well as other Michiana events in this fascinating area of the Midwest American Heartland. Don't miss our directory of Michiana Restaurants, as well as the list of Michiana Hotels and colleges in Michiana. Our Notre Dame page has details on the Fighting Irish Football Season, as well as other Notre Dame information.

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Michiana is the common name given to the area of Northern Indiana and Southwest Lower Michigan which comprises 11 counties , the core being La Porte, St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall (in Indiana) and Berrien (in Michigan.  The main towns are South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart (in Indiana) and Niles (in Michigan), all of which lie along the St. Joseph River, which winds it's way through the area to it's mouth in Lake Michigan to the north.

St. Joseph County is the fourth largest in Indiana and South Bend the largest city in the Michiana area and the fourth largest city in the state with a population of 108,000 (2000 est.).  Mishawaka and Elkhart both have a population of around 50,000.   South Bend is named for it's location on a south bend of the St. Joseph River, while Mishawaka, the "Princess City" is named after Princess Mishawaka, daughter of Shawnee Chief Elkhart.

The area is the center of the RV (Recreational Vehicle) and Manufactured Housing industries, as well as the Band Instrument industry, with a number of other communications and pharmaceutical companies, and AM General (manufacturers of the Hummer).

South Bend is also home to the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College, two of the most prestigious Catholic universities in the country.

The area population is made up of a number of immigrant groups, including Hungarian, German, Polish, Irish and Greek, with a growing Asian and Hispanic population in the 1990's.  There are also Amish and Mennonite communities in nearby Nappanee and Shipshewana.

Books about South Bend and the Michiana Area
Michigan Vacations - travel information and climatic data for more than 30 cities of Michigan
Michiana Life
Michiana Listings - The Informational Guide to Michiana
Official Government South Bend Web Site
South Bend Maps
South Bend Event Guide
South Bend and Mishawaka Convention & Visitors Bureau
St. Joseph County Public Library
Support The Fort Inc.
WeAreMC.us - Michigan City Online Community

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Accommodation And Hotels In Michiana

Mishawaka Hotels

Comfort Inn
Courtyard by Marriott
Days Inn
Extended Stay Hotels
Fairfield Inn
Hampton Inn
Spring-Hill Suites
Studio Plus
Super 8 Motel
Varsity Clubs of America

South Bend Hotels

Days Inn
Econo Lodge South Bend Airport
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn South Bend
Hotels And Travel In South Bend
Howard Johnson South Bend
Oliver Inn Bed And Breakfast
Quality Inn
Residence Inn
The Inn at St. Mary's

See also Local Transportation and Accomodation

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Attorneys

Yoder Ainlay Ulmer and Buckingham

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Banks

1st Source Bank
Key Bank

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Conference Centers

The South Bend Century Center

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Churches

Lifepoint - a relevant, contemporary, independent new church plant
Michiana Faith.Com - Michiana Churches Listing

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Clubs

IBM Midrange Michiana Users Group
Michiana Astronomical Society
Michiana Bird Society
Michiana Brits - British Car Enthusiasts
Michiana Karting Club
Michiana Orchid Society
Michiana Parents Of Multiples Club
South Bend Parks & Recreation Table Tennis Club

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Computers and Internet

Ault Computer
Beanstalk Internet - internet services made easy
BKR Studio - Multimedia Production & Web Site Development
Datacruz Internet Services
Direct Line Communications
The Internet Store - South Bend Internet
Michiana Free-Net
Michiana Online - Michiana's Internet Resource Center
netnitco Internet Services
Orion Group Software Engineers - quality solutions in all areas of software development as well as packaged accounting and distribution solutions and full hardware and networking capabilities
Productivity Point Indiana - corporate and career changer computer training. Focus on Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, Novell, Unix, Visual Basic, and Javascript training.  Call 800-333-2334 x 13 for more details.
Website Design And Consulting

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County Fairgrounds

Berrien County Youth Fair - Berrien Springs, Michigan
Elkhart 4H County Fairgrounds - Goshen, Indiana
Indiana State Fairgrounds - Indianapolis, Indiana
LaGrange County 4H Fair - LaGrange, Indiana
Porter County Fair - Valparaiso, Indiana
St. Joseph County Fairgrounds - Centerville, Michigan

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Dancehalls & Nightclubs

Michiana's #1 Young Adult Night Club - Club 112 is Michiana's #1 Young Adult Night Club & Special Event Centre for ages 16 and up. For weekly updates and event info check us out at club112.net and don't forget to join our mailing list and check the photo gallery, its updated after every party

Club Bailamos - 100 Center, Mishawaka, (219) 257-9464
Northern Indiana's Premier Martini Bar and Dance Club

Club Landing - 1717 Lincolnway E., South Bend, (219) 289-4122
Whether the sound comes from our house band or our DJ, you?ll feel the excitement wall-to-wall

Heartland - South Bend's Dancehall

Michiana Live Music

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Employment / Recruitment

CMS Management Services LLC
HollAm Group
- Software Temps agency based in Southwest Michigan

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Health and Fitness

Boling Laser Center
Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation - Providing support for individuals and families from Michigan and Indiana who have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
Hospital Directory for South Bend
Memorial Health System
Partners Health Plan
St. Josephs Regional Medical Center

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Local Companies

AEC International, Inc. - AEC is an application-based training and consulting organization serving Midwest companies for the last 8 years. Major strengths are Six Sigma Thinking, Lean Thinking, Toyota Production System, Set-up Time Reduction. QS/ISO 9000.

Dream Car Automotive Consulting - Automotive consulting services provide expertise to assure the best deal when buying or selling. Includes auto locator, auto accessory, extended warranty, and vehicle leasing

Gurley Leep Mercedes - Your local Mercedes dealership

Schafer Gear Works, Inc - Precision cut spur and helical gears plus other machine components and precision parts

Utopia Advertising : Advertising | Design | PR - full-service advertising agency located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, specializing in print, direct mail and public relations.

Valley Insurance Agency - Providing professional insurance services to the Michiana community.

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Lotteries

Hoosier Lottery
Michigan State Lottery
Powerball

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Miscellaneous Links

No.I.S.E. Magazine - Surf the web site that scoops area media and intimidates local tabloids.

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Movie Theaters

Elkhart

GKC Encore Park Cinemas

Mishawaka

Movies 14 at 910 W. Edison, Mishawaka, IN 46545.   Showtimes listed or call: Recording - (219) 254-9685 Theatre Office: - (574) 254-9689

University Park Cinema 6 For Showtimes call: University Park East (219) 277-7385     University Park West (574) 277-7336

South Bend

Kerasotes Theaters at Showplace 16, 450 Chippewa Drive.  Showtimes listed or call: Showtimes: (574) 299-6063     Theatre Office: (574) 299-6060

Plymouth

Tri-Way Drive-In Theater.   Telephone: (574) 936-7936

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Museums

The College Football Hall Of Fame, South Bend
Northern Indiana Center For History
Snite Museum of Art
South Bend Regional Museum Of Art
Studebaker National Museum

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Office Supplies

Discount Laser Supply
Laser Aware Services
Lux Company - Office Seating

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Shopping

Antique Stores in South Bend
Avon - Lydia Lyn Lang Certified Beauty Advisor
Bookouts Furniture In Niles and Buchanan
Michiana Antique Mall
Sands Of The 5 Great Lakes - Minature Lighthouses and more with sand from the Great Lakes.  Unique colletables.
Steam & Sauna by Tekan

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Sports

Bicycling in Michiana
Blackthorn Golf Club
Cardinal Center Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Shoot Out
Chuck Horvath's Damn Yankee Funny Car
Omega Sports Complex - Hobart, Indiana
South Bend Motor Speedway
The South Bend SilverHawks
South Bend Stampede - Men's Semi-Pro Football

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Television & Radio

TELEVISION STATIONS

RADIO STATIONS

WNDU Channel 16 (NBC)
WSBT Channel 22 (CBS)
WSJV Channel 28 (FOX)
WNIT Public Television Channel 34 (PBS)
WHME Channel 46
WBND Channel 58
WMWB Channel 69

WAOR South Bend's Classic Rock Station (95.3FM)
WAUS Classical Connection (90.7FM)
WBYT B100 Michiana's Best & Most Country (100.7FM)
WMSH Michiana's Oldies (99.3FM 1230AM)
WNDV U93 Today's Best Music (92.9FM)
WNSN Sunny 101.5 (101.5FM)
WRBR The Bear (103.9FM)
WSND The Sound (88.9FM)
WZOW Class Rock (97.7FM)

MICHIANA ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS
Nightlights.tv

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
Elkhart Truth
South Bend Tribune

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Theaters

Funny Bone Comedy Club
Morris Performing Arts Center
South Bend Civic Theater

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Tourist Attractions

Amish Acres - Northern Indiana's Premier Tourist Attraction
Amish Country - Northern Indiana
East Race Waterway
Fort St. George Reconstruction Project
Heart Of The Vinyard Winery - (Baroda, Michigan)
Indiana Dunes - The Casual Coast
Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Tourism
Lake County - Chicago's Neighboring South Shore
Kosciusko County
Niles Haunted House
Potawatomi Zoo - The Oldest Zoo in Indiana
Sightseeing Indiana - Some Great Places To Visit in Indiana
Tippecanoe River State Park

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Transportation

South Bend Regional Airport Web Site
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LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMODATION

Airlines

 

Car

Rentals  

Hotels

American Airlines
American Trans Air
ComAir / Delta
Northwest Airlines
United Express
US Airways

1-800-433-7300
1-800-435-9282
1-800-225-2525
1-800-221-2000
1-800-428-4322
1-800-452-2022

Alamo
Avis
Budget
Hertz
National

1-800-327-9633
1-800-331-1212
1-800-527-0700
1-800-654-3131
1-800-227-7368

Best Western
Embassy Suites
Hilton
Holiday Inn
Marriott
Radisson
Ramada
Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotels
Sheraton

1-800-528-1234
1-800-362-2779
1-800-445-8667
1-800-465-4329
1-800-228-9290
1-800-333-3333
1-800-272-6232
1-800-241-3333
1-800-325-3535

LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES

Autosport - Factory Direct Automotive Accessories

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Veterinary Services

Dogs To Adopt In South Bend
Roseland Animal Hospital

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Weather

Fox28 Weather Center
South Bend Weather

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Weddings

The Music Machine - Michiana's Special Event Disc Jockey Service. Low Key and Formal or Classy and Interactive, your choice! Our Entertainers do it better than anyone else. Call to schedule an interview 574-233-3100

Party Starters Entertainment Services - we are a Chicagoland based mobile entertainment service that specialize in providing disc jockeys, karaoke jockeys, and videographers to provide the best and diverse mix of talented professionals in the media arts of music and film

Rainbows Videos - Professional videotaping of weddings and receptions, reunions, recitals, parties, performances, training, meetings. Let us capture the magic of your special event. Photo montages for engagements, wedding video intros, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries.

Sellers Custom Weddings - Ordained ministers will perform your wedding YOUR way in SW Michigan and Northern Indiana. The only limit is your imagination...

Third Dimension DJ Group - American-Spanish Mobile Dj for all ocassions. State-Of-Art Lighting & Sound Equipment. Karaoke, Party Favors and Mariachi Services also available. For free consultation and demo package call us @ 888-625-6000 or (866)354-7687

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