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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  • Enjoy the campus and all the activity. The lakes and grotto is a must for first timers. Summers are park like and great place to exercise, beach to swim and great for pets. Fall is awesome with the fo...  more »
  • Every season, yes, even winter, is a great time to walk the hallowed grounds of the University of Notre Dame. The winter white lawns are viewed from the cleared walk paths that are constantly maintain...  more »
  • Notre Dame is absolutely amazing. The grounds are well kept and you really have to see the beautiful buildings!  more »
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  • This is a first-class institution. We're not Catholic, but since we were in the area and a friend had attended the school, we decided to visit and walk around the campus. The campus itself was absolutely gorgeous. All the buildings blend well together and the architecture is beautiful. We were amazed that one of their libraries is also a museum, where we saw dozens of Rembrandt prints! Who does that?? Notre Dame. People were kind and helpful. We were complete strangers with next to no knowledge of the school beyond their sports teams. The school has real class and we detected no snobbishness.
  • Their football team is doing better this year, but if the students can't stay and honor the VP, whether they like him or not, is just wrong. They may not like him but they shouldn't have walked out on him. Adults should be mature enough to not do things like that.
  • If you think you are not good enough for Notre Dame, you now have the motivation to, Go For It, and bring out your hidden self!
  • Beautiful University! Very good school. Go Irish!
  • This is a beautiful campus. You must see the Basilica and the Grotto. With two lakes on campus. The best thing is the nice people, from students and faculty to security. It is like a giant family. Everyone should come for a football game. The tailgate lots are awesome.
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