Introduction to Mishawaka, Indiana
Mishawaka, Indiana is 5 miles E of South Bend, Indiana and 78 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. It is in St Joseph county. The city is part of the South Bend metro area. The population of Mishawaka is 46,557.
Mishawaka is also known as the Princess City. It was named after Princess Mishawaka, who was the daughter of a Shawnee Chief named Elkhart. Early white settlers arrived in this area in 1830s. They were attracted by the bog iron deposits that were discovered here. In 1831, these settlers established the town of St. Joseph Ironworks. In 1833, St. Joseph Ironworks and three other small towns were merged together and incorporated as Mishawaka.
Mishawaka and nearby Attractions
- Morris Park Country Club
- Shiojiri Garden
- South Bend Regional Museum of Art
- Copshaholm House Museum & Historic Oliver Gardens
- Beutter Park
- Beiger Mansion
Things To Do In Mishawaka
Mishawaka has 27 parks with facilities for golf, exercising and fishing. The city also has an Olympic size swimming pool and an ice skating rink. Mishawaka plays host to one of the country's largest and oldest wiffleball tournaments, the World Wiffleball Championship. There are a number of museums in the city that are dedicated to art and history.
South Bend Regional can be reached in a few minutes.
Mishawaka Higher Education
Bethel College is the local college. Options in the neighboring areas include the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University-South Bend.