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.
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Mishawaka HotelsComfort Inn
Courtyard by Marriott
Extended Stay Hotels
Super 8 Motel
Varsity Clubs of America
South Bend HotelsDays 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
The Inn at St. Mary's
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IBM Midrange Michiana Users Group
Berrien County Youth Fair - Berrien Springs, Michigan
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
Club Landing - 1717 Lincolnway E., South Bend, (219) 289-4122
Heartland - South Bend's Dancehall
Boling Laser Center
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.
No.I.S.E. Magazine - Surf the web site that scoops area media and intimidates local tabloids.
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
Kerasotes Theaters at Showplace 16, 450 Chippewa Drive. Showtimes listed or call: Showtimes: (574) 299-6063 Theatre Office: (574) 299-6060
Tri-Way Drive-In Theater. Telephone: (574) 936-7936
Antique Stores in South Bend
Bicycling in Michiana
MICHIANA ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS
Amish Acres - Northern Indiana's Premier Tourist Attraction
LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES
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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