University of Notre Dame, South Bend

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Visit historic University of Notre Dame to learn about its prestigious history. Take a tour from the visitor center and see the Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, a one-17th-size replica of the famed 1896 grotto in France. On hushed feet, explore Basilica of the Sacred Heart, an intricately designed Gothic-style church decorated in the university's colors of blue and gold. At the main building, also known as Golden Dome, you can see the 8 m (19 ft) gilded statue of Mary that adorns the top. The Hesburgh Library, which opened in 1963, serves as a modern addition to the university's buildings with an external mural of Jesus, commonly known as "touchdown Jesus," containing 81 different types of stones from 16 countries. The mural faces the Notre Dame stadium. Plan your University of Notre Dame visit and explore what else you can see and do in South Bend using our South Bend trip planner .
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  • ND is a great place to visit. Particular April-October. It’s a beautiful campus. Great architecture. Entertainment and sports options abound. Food options are mostly fast food and pub type Food. Cockt...  more »
  • This is one of the most enjoyable campus settings I've ever had the privilege of spending time on and I'd highly recommend visiting. Highlights included staying at the Morris Inn, having dinner at the...  more »
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  • Beautiful campus with amazing architecture and landscaping. Their cathedral is breathtaking. They have lots of events going on during the week, and they even have a mini “night club” on campus called Legends (there isn’t much to do outside of the University besides a couple of bars and restaurants nearby).
  • A great university with Catholic roots. They have exceptional academics and athletics. Even if you grew up hating the Irish, you should see their campus at least once.

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