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Basney Honda - Serving South Bend and Mishwaka, IN
Basney Honda Locations Page – Our Hometown
Here at Basney Honda we love our hometown. From the University Of Notre Dame in South Bend to the Riverwalk and Beutter Park in Mishawaka, we think our area has a lot to offer whether you live here or if you are just visiting. Check out a few of our favorite things to do in the South Bend, Mishawaka area below and be sure to stop by our dealership while you’re here to share your favorite places around our hometown.
University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN
*Photo credit to Derek Jensen
South Bend, Indiana is known as the home of the University Of Notre Dame. We here at Basney Honda fully support the Fighting Irish and have been known to offer the students there a special price on our Honda vehicles with our sales every once in a while. We love the University Of Notre Dame for its fun sprit at sporting events, its beautiful campus, and its rich history. Be sure to check out what sports are in town and maybe catch the Fighting Irish in action. Or perhaps check out the Snite Museum of Art located on their South Bend Campus. It often features some beautiful drawing and prints.
Of course, as we mentioned before, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish sports teams, especially football and basketball, are an experience in and of themselves. If you have the chance to be on their campus during Game Day, you will discover an event you will never forget. From the tailgating to the 1812 Overture played between the 3rdand 4thquarters of the football game, it’s definitely a great time. If you’re in the South Bend area, a visit to Notre Dame is a must. No matter if you’re heading to a sports event or just go there for a campus tour, Notre Dame’s at the top of our list of places to see.
The Riverwalk and Beutter Park – Mishawaka, IN
*Photo credit to Ron Garrett
Located on the outskirts of South Bend, Basney Honda is located in Mishawaka, which was named the best place to raise your kids in Indiana in 2010 byBusinessWeek Magazine, and one of the big reasons why are the myriad of parks in the city. So, if you enjoy spending time outside, then you have to check out Mishawaka’s Riverwalk. Officially called the “River St. Joseph of the Miamis Trail,” the Riverwalk is a 2.5 mile loop of trail around the St. Joseph River. It’s a beautiful place to run, walk, bike, and spend some time with your family in the Misahawaka area.
There are lots of parks attached to the Riverwalk, but our favorite park is Beutter Park. During the summertime, you can come and listen to some great bands with the Mishawaka Summer Concert Series and check out some beautiful river views at the same time. It’s a wonderful place to relax with your family and friends. Beutter Park also hosted its first annual 5k run this past year, which was a lot of fun! Be sure to check out what’s going on at Beutter Park when you’re in the area.
South Bend Chocolate Company – South Bend, IN
If you have a free morning or afternoon, be sure to check out the South Bend Chocolate Company on West Sample Street. It not only has a factory store selling delicious chocolate of every type imaginable, but the South Bend Chocolate Company also has a Museum. Their Museum collection includes tins, pots, rare boxes, and chocolate receptacles of all kinds of sizes and shapes as well as other chocolate memorabilia including signs, posters, and books.
One of the best activities to do at the South Bend Chocolate Company is to take their “Inside Scoop” tour. This tour only costs $4 per person ($1 for kids 11 and under) and lasts for 45-60 minutes. They will take you behind the scenes where you can check out the Chocolate workers creating their delicious masterpieces, try making a chocolate covered spoon, take a tour of the Museum, and learn more about the tasty history of chocolate. Be sure to check out the Chocolate they have for sale and use your 10% off coupon you get from the tour in their chocolate outlet to pick up some treats for later.