An Unforgettable Charter Bus Tour around Mishawaka’s Iconic Landmarks

Learn, Discover, Explore and Have the Time of your Life in Mishawaka, IN

Mishawaka, also called the Princess City, was named after a Shawnee Chief Elkhart’s daughter. The reason for that lies behind a story embroiled in romance, mystique and history. Some view Mishawaka as one of those old-school, traditional cities that retains many of its traditional sense of community, encouraging builders to retain its traditional designs and styles. Therefore, for those who come from large, modern cities, the buildings and architecture in Mishawaka are definitely going to be eye-openers. The area is rich in black loam soil which means that production of mint is a breeze for farmers, hence, earning the city the nickname ‘Peppermint Capital of the World’. But that wasn’t what attracted residents to Mishawaka; instead, it was the discovery of bog iron deposits in the early 1830s. The discovery led to the founding of St. Joseph Iron Works the following year, which attracted residents from adjacent small towns and neighboring villages, creating an influx of residents to Mishawaka. Within a few years after the discovery, the city began to construct its own blast furnace and the hundreds of residents had their own general store and tavern by 1838. Throughout the early 1910s, several companies found their way into the city and it includes American Simplex, AM General Hummer plant and Ball Band. Today, the residents enjoys 29 parks that lets the locals and its visitors take on golfing, sports, exercise, winter toboggan, ice skating and fishing. The city boasts of vibrant and modern attractions like Battell Park, Shiojiri Garden, The Beiger Mansion, Beutter Park, MIshawaka Carnegie Library and the Otis R. Bowen Museum. Business Week Magazine included Mishawaka into its list of Best Places to Raise your Kids in Indiana in 2010.

Visitors are sure to have a ball at some of Mishawaka’s top attractions and they range from thrilling ones for youth and adults and family-friendly ones for young children. So, you can have a fun team-building exercise with your friends or colleagues playing paintball at Action Park Paintball, bring the kids out for a weekend of fun with arcade games and mini golf at Putt Putt Golf and Games and if you love art, you can always count on The Snite Museum of Art for inspiration and a thought-provoking tour. When night falls, rent a party bus for a trip out to the ever-entertaining Evil Czech Brewery and Public House, enjoy a tour around Copshaholm House Museum and Jim Town Historical Museum and you can end the trip with a relaxing walk around the scenic Mishawaka Riverwalk. In the meantime, US Coachways is ready to provide you with top quality bus rental services for your tour, events, wedding reception, birthday party, field trip, corporate function or church outing. The vehicles in our database includes comfortable charter buses, spacious mini buses, modern school buses, luxurious limousines, reliable corporate cars and affordable executive coaches of all types. All you need to do now is to pick up the phone, dial our phone number and speak to our friendly and efficient customer service agents right now!

Regardless of Age, Profession, Background and Culture, have Tons of Fun Discovering Mishawaka, IN

Mishawaka offers up such a nice mix of different attractions, historical museums, iconic landmarks and family-friendly points of interest in its city center and surrounding communities that it is easy to see how this city is perfect for people of all ages. Here’s what you should be looking out for when you visit this charming Indiana city.


  • Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Once you’ve been to Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum, you will then see for yourself what the hype is all about. The attraction has been operating since its inception in 1946 and it’s given visitors the opportunity to learn about Mishawaka’s unique historic through exhibits like a 1904 Victorian home, Japanese tea room, replicas of unique old historic buildings like homes, schools, post office and stores. There is also a whole host of video games, an indoor mini golf course, traditional American Gladiator-style jousting arena and play area for young kids at Mega Play, or you can bring your group to Action Park Paintball for a casual round of paintball with your family or compete in a tournament with other groups. There’s also ice skating sessions at the open-air community ice-rink of Merrifield Ice Rink, public skating sessions with birthday party packages at United Skates of America, and mini golf, arcade games and venue for special events at Putt Putt Golf and Games. Of course, when it comes to bowling and full service bar, you can check out Parkway Lanes East in downtown Mishawaka or find out more about the bowling alley, mini golf, go-karts, bumper cars and NASCAR simulator facilities provided by the people of Strikes and Spares Entertainment Center.

  • Art & Culture — There are five different galleries to explore in South Bend Museum of Art and they focus on different topics - contemporary art, artistic traditions, arts and crafts classes too. You should also make your way to The Snite Museum of Art which has more than 23,000 pieces of inspiring artwork to explore, delve into a world of superheros, their costumes and props at Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum in Elkhart, learn about the history of the region while exploring thousands of pieces of extraordinary art from the 19th and 20th century at Midwest Museum of American Art, or find out who is being showcased at Heartland Artists Gallery. On top of hosting classes, the gallery hand-picks a few artists to feature every month, so, every trip is a refreshing one.

  • Restaurant & Shopping — Regardless of what you are craving for, you can find them all here in downtown Mishawaka, the city’s bustling dining and shopping center. There’s vegetarian and traditional American cuisine to dig into at Sassy’s Sandwich Shack, delicious food and drinks like burgers and mac & cheese from Evil Czech Brewery and Public House, sumptuous Vietnamese pho and heavenly spring rolls at Bowl of Pho, fiery Mexican fanfare and bargain deals offered by Mexican restaurants like Puerto Vallarta, and freshly prepared and served seafood cuisine like Chilean sea bass, salmon and trout at Bonefish Grill. And once you are filled up, it is time for a trip to University Park Mall in downtown Mishawaka where you can find anything from toys to clothes, jewelry or restaurants.

  • Historical Sites & Landmarks — Ball Band Memorial is essentially a historic site with a monument dedicated to the workers of one of the largest and most significant companies in the history of Mishawaka; there is, however, a park facing the former Mishawaka Woolen Company for people to enjoy. There’s also lots to learn about the history of Indiana at Northern Indiana Historical Society which is a non-profit organization operating for the Center for History. It oversees the workings of both the Children’s Museum and ensures that maintenance of a Victorian Mansion is carried out. You should also make time for the Queen Anne style mansion of Copshaholm House Museum where there are tours around the site’s 30 rooms, tea house, garden and tennis lawn and be sure to make a trip to Studebaker National Museum which opened its doors in 2005 on a 55,000 square foot land. The museum is a haven for car enthusiasts as there are more than 70 preserved antique cars to learn about but for the kids, you can bring them to the museum’s interactive entertainment center instead. Most visitors found the exhibits at the 19th Century Queen Anne style farmhouse of Jim Town Historical Museum a refreshing change. And that's because the exhibits lets, and truly lets, visitors learn about what life in a 19th century farm was really like. They will get to, not just read and watch, but also explore the lifestyle.

  • Parks & Outdoor Activities — Taking a relaxing walk or cycling around Mishawaka’s Riverwalk is an amazing activity for when the sun is setting over the bridge along St. Joseph River; the riverwalk is an extremely popular attraction for photography enthusiasts and not too far away from Riverwalk is Battell Park with amenities for running, rollerblading, basketball, tennis and a picnic. Be sure to be on a lookout for or snap pictures of the historic civil war statue located at the park. You can also head out for a picnic or play softball at Henry Frank Park, enjoy the grassy areas for people-watching or walk around the 800-foot perennial garden of Robert C. Beutter Park. The sight, smell and sound at Shiojiri Niwa garden is always spell-binding; therefore, it is hardly a surprise at all that the tea house pavilion comes highly recommended as a spot for weddings and photographs. Visitors can also take a boat out for a calming, relaxing experience to play with the kids on the small island of Miami Monkey Island, visit the petting zoo, enjoy some hayrides, the corn maze and the pumpkin patches at Thistleberry Farm, or have a serene experience, meditate next to a pond, garden and waterfall at Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart.

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