Rum Village Nature Center

The Rum Village Nature Center is located on the city’s south side in Rum Village Park. Visit the exhibit area, sit at the bird-viewing window, or enjoy a leisurely stroll on the trails in the woods. Not far from the heart of South Bend, Rum Village is a wildlife oasis offering hiking trails, biking trails, picnic areas, and a chance to escape to the quiet calm of one of the nicest woodlands in the area.

The 160 acres of rolling woodlands are home to deer, foxes, reptiles, amphibians and numerous species of birds. With so much to see and so many new programs and activities to do, it is no wonder that so many people are rediscovering Rum Village.

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Visit the nature center to explore the plant and animal life of northern Indiana:

  • Watch wildlife at our wildlife viewing window  (To see some of wildlife photos, click HERE)
  • Crawl through an “animal burrow” to explore underground life
  • Play nature games

Garry Harrington, Director     
Hannah Teshka, Naturalist