The Gateway Mile

Downtown fun … kick back at an outdoor café, tour one (or all five!) museums, check out the NIBCO Water & Ice Park. They’re all close and connected by the Garden, RiverWalk and A&E Districts along Elkhart’s Gateway Mile.

EAT trying dessert first with strawberry Champagne cupcakes or salted caramel cookies from Suga Rush, in a bistro-like setting with a dry-aged rib eye at 523 Tap and Grill or at a shaded outdoor table set with Ahi tuna and some chilled Riesling at McCarthy’s on the RiverWalk.

SHOP restyled finds from furniture to frames at Black Crow on Main, for platters and plates with a French country feel at b on the River, for contemporary fashions in a retro setting at Stephenson’s or for a fresh look primed with natural products at Bethza Professional Makeup Studio.

PLAY surrounded by sculpture at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, from an orchestra seat at the historic Lerner Theatre or at trivia for train buffs at the National New York Central Railroad Museum.

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