Introduction to St. Joseph, Michigan
St. Joseph, Michigan, in Berrien county, is 32 miles N of South Bend, Indiana and 62 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. The city is considered part of the Benton Harbor metropolitan area. St. Joseph’s population is 8,789.
St. Joseph History
St. Joseph is the county seat of Berrien County. It was incorporated as a village in 1834 and then again as a city in 1891. St. Joseph is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. St. Joseph and Benton Harbor are sometimes locally referred to as the Twin Cities. European explorers discovered the mouth of the St. Joseph River in 1669, which became an important point of travel and commerce. The city has been nicknamed the Riviera of the Midwest.
St. Joseph and nearby Attractions
- Curious Kids' Museum
- Grand Mere State Park
- Chicago Stock Exchange Building
- Timber Ridge
- Deep River Waterpark
Things To Do In St. Joseph
The Curious Kids' Museum, the Fort Saint Joseph Museum and the Krasl Art Center are some of the lcao museums. The Chicago Stock Exchange Building, Comiskey Park, the Silver Beach Amusement Park and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site are all accessible from St. Joseph as well. Local parks include Grand Mere State Park, Van Buren State Park and Warren Dunes State Park.
St. Joseph Transportation
South Bend Regional Airport is nearby.
St. Joseph Higher Education
Lake Michigan College, Saint Mary's College and Andrews University are some of the local colleges and universities.