Want to live in a peaceful and safe community but be able to enjoy some Big City life, because it’s not too far away?


Elkhart County Works.

It’s not urban. But it is near the city. With all there is to do in Elkhart County and surrounding communities, including events at the University of Notre Dame, there are plenty of opportunities to have a Big City weekend just 2-3 hours away from Elkhart County. In just a couple hours, you can be in downtown Indy, Chicago or Detroit.

Elkhart County to Chicago

Chicago (2 hours): 

  • John Hancock Observatory: Breathtaking views of the Windy City from the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center.
  • Art Institute of Chicago: Home to the world’s largest art collection.
  • Alder Planetarium: The only museum with two, full-sized planetariums and home to some of the greatest astronomical artifacts!
  • Chicago Field Museum: The most highly acclaimed natural history museum in the world.
  • Chicago Shedd Aquarium: Home to over 25,000 fish!

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Elkhart County to Indy

Indianapolis (2-1/2 hours): 

  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Home of the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400!
  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art: It’s spread out across 152 acres and featuring more than 54,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years.
  • The Indianapolis Children’s Museum: If you’re in Indianapolis with kids, a visit to this museum is a must – spanning 472,900 square feet and boasting 11 major galleries.
  • Indianapolis Zoo: 64 acres and home to more than 1,600 animals and 23,000 plant species, the Indianapolis Zoo is a favorite among families visiting Indy. 
  • NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS: Four theaters help visitors contrive their own definitions of a champion by illustrating the grueling daily lives of various student-athletes. 

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Elkhart County to Detroit

Detroit (3 hours): 

  • Detroit Institute of Arts: A representative cross-section of man’s artistic creation from the earliest cultures to the present day.
  • Comerica Park: It’s home for the Detroit Tigers and is a combination ballpark, theme park, and baseball museum.
  • Henry Ford Estate: Fair Lane is the former home of automaker Henry Ford and his wife Clara. 
  • Renaissance Center: A 73-storey Mariott Hotel and six other adjoining towers containing offices, shops, theatres, restaurants, and public institutions.
  • The Motown Museum: From 1957 to 1972, the studio where records of the “Motown sound” were produced.

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Get more help, contact your ElkhartWorks Concierge:

The Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 574-293-JOBS (5627) | Toll Free: 877-535-1002 | Fax: 574-343-2951

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