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Elkhart is a city located in Elkhart County in north-central Indiana. It is just 15 miles east of South Bend, 100 miles north of Fort Wayne and approximately 110 miles east of Chicago. As of the 2000 census, the population of Elkhart was 51,874 residents. This attractive city has lots to offer both visitors and residents. The city has several beautiful parks, golf courses, two skate parks, a waterpark, a farmers market and a downtown river walk. Several museums are located in Elkhart, including the Midwest Museum of American Art and the National New York Central Railroad Museum. Elkhart is also close to one of the world's largest Amish communities, which is a fascinating place to spend a leisurely day. The city of Elkhart hosts several special events throughout the year. The Elkhart Jazz Festival is a three-day event that takes place in late June on the banks of the Elkhart River. It's well-known as one of the premier Jazz festivals in the United States. Each June, the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department presents Rhapsody in Green, a weekend event that takes place at the citys Island Park. Rhapsody in Green is a typical summer festival with live music, games and lots of good food. Elkhart also has a large variety of restaurants, shopping and other businesses for all your travel needs.

Surrounding areas: Mishawaka, Indiana (9.5 mi), South Bend, Indiana (14.1 mi), Nappanee, Indiana (16.6 mi), Shipshewana, Indiana (20.5 mi), Syracuse, Indiana (21.0 mi), Wawasee, Indiana (23.0 mi), Lake Wawasee, Indiana (23.6 mi)

Elkhart Vacation Rentals

Elkhart Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn & Suites3326 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN (574) 262-8761
Candlewood Suites300 Northpointe BlvdElkhart, IN (574) 262-8600
Comfort Suites404 N PointeElkhart, IN (574) 206-1555
Days Inn2820 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN (574) 262-3541
Echo Motel801 Bristol AveElkhart, IN (574) 264-6269
Econo Lodge52078 SR 19 NElkhart, IN (574) 262-0540
Hampton Inn215 N Point BlvdElkhart, IN (574) 264-2525
Highlander Motel614 N NappanerElkhart, IN (574) 293-5356
Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites58364 State Rd 19Elkhart, IN (574) 296-1110
Holiday Inn Express330 N Pointe BlvdElkhart, IN (574) 262-0014
Knights Inn52188 SR 19Elkhart, IN (574) 264-4262
Knights Inn3252 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN (574) 264-4262
Quality Inn & Suites3321 PLZ CTElkhart, IN (574) 264-0404
Quality Inn300 S Main StElkhart, IN (574) 264-0404
Ramada Inn3011 BelvedereElkhart, IN (574) 262-1581
Red Roof Inn2902 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN (574) 262-3691
Shamrock Motel3214 S MainElkhart, IN (574) 293-8922
Shoney's Inn26434 N PonteElkhart, IN (574) 266-1940
Signature Inn33010 Brittany CTElkhart, IN (574) 264-7222
Sleep Inn220 Caravan DrElkhart, IN (574) 206-8290
Sleepy Hollow Motel1800 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN (574) 264-2181
Super 8 Motel345 E Windsor AveElkhart, IN (574) 264-4457
Weston Hotel2725 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN (574) 264-7502
100 Center MotelCenterMishawaka, IN9.5 mi.(574) 256-1501
Springhill Suites By Marriott Mishawaka5225 Edisons Lake PkwyMishawaka, IN9.5 mi.(574) 271-0832
Varsity Clubs Of America3800 N Main StMishawaka, IN10.6 mi.(574) 277-0500
Holiday Inn Express-Mishawaka6701 N Main StGranger, IN10.7 mi.(574) 271-1700
Courtyard By Marriott South Bend/Mishawaka4825 N Main StMishawaka, IN10.7 mi.(574) 273-9900
Extended Stay America5305 N Main StMishawaka, IN10.7 mi.(574) 277-9912
Studioplus4715 N Main StMishawaka, IN10.7 mi.(574) 255-8031
Best Western Inn900 Lincolnway EastGoshen, IN10.9 mi.(574) 533-0408
Country Inn & Suites120 W University DrMishawaka, IN11.3 mi.(574) 271-1700
Fairfield Inn South Bend Mishawaka425 University DrMishawaka, IN11.3 mi.(574) 273-2202
Hampton Inn Mishawaka445 W University DrMishawaka, IN11.3 mi.(574) 273-2309
Holiday Inn Express420 W University DrMishawaka, IN11.3 mi.(574) 277-2520
Super 8535 W University DrMishawaka, IN11.3 mi.(574) 247-0888
Super 8536 W University DrMishawaka, IN11.3 mi.(574) 247-0888
Ramada Inn1375 Lincoln Way EastGoshen, IN11.6 mi.(574) 533-9551
Courtyard By Marriott1930 Lincolnway EastGoshen, IN12.0 mi.(574) 534-3133
Holiday Inn Express2309 Lincoln Way EGoshen, IN12.0 mi.(574) 533-0200

Elkhart Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four seasons with a moderate climate, surrounded by vast forests, fertile farmlands, the Lake Michigan shoreline and numerous inland lakes and rivers. Snowfall is moderate along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Heavier snowfall in the state is found in the Upper Peninsula and the upper reaches of the Lower Peninsula. The Great Lakes help moderate winter temperatures, but still, average highs in January in the southwest portion of the state can be expected to be in the 20s. Breezes along the shoreline of Lake Michigan helps keep temperatures cooler in the summertime and humidity is considered average. Statewide annual rainfall is around 35 inches, with the higher amounts in the upper regions of the state and along the Lake Michigan border.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 17°F 1.84 in. -
February 36°F 20°F 1.77 in. -
March 47°F 29°F 2.73 in. -
April 60°F 38°F 3.38 in. -
May 72°F 49°F 3.39 in. -
June 81°F 58°F 4.05 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 3.49 in. -
August 82°F 61°F 3.97 in. -
September 75°F 53°F 3.58 in. -
October 63°F 42°F 2.89 in. -
November 49°F 33°F 2.83 in. -
December 36°F 23°F 2.67 in. -

Elkhart Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 17 miles west of Elkhart in South Bend, Indiana, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located approximately 55 miles west of Elkhart in Valparaiso, Indiana, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located roughly 57 miles northeast of Elkhart in Battle Creek, Michigan, and finally the Fort Wayne International airport (FWA) located around 63 miles southeast of Elkhart in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Elkhart Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN28.5 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI38.8 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN50.6 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN76.6 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN77.7 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL87.0 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI60.2 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI89.9 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI108.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Old Orchard Golf CourseElkhartIN 
Juday Creek Golf ClubGrangerIN8.3 mi.
Raber Golf CourseBristolIN9.0 mi.
EberhartPetro Municipal Golf CourseMishawakaIN9.1 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI9.7 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN14.1 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN14.1 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN14.1 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN14.1 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN14.1 mi.
Parmore Golf CourseNew ParisIN14.9 mi.
Diamond Lake Golf CourseCassopolisMI15.9 mi.
Park Shore Golf ClubCassopolisMI15.9 mi.
McCormick Creek Golf CourseNappaneeIN16.8 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI17.0 mi.
Sprig OMint Golf ClubBremenIN18.7 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN20.8 mi.
Maxwelton Golf ClubSyracuseIN21.3 mi.
Dowagiac Elks Country ClubDowagiacMI21.6 mi.
Hampshire Country ClubDowagiacMI21.6 mi.
South Shore Golf CourseSyracuseIN21.6 mi.
Spruce RidgeDowagiacMI21.6 mi.
Indian Hills Golf CourseLeesburgIN25.2 mi.
Pine View Golf ClubThree RiversMI25.4 mi.
Sauganash Country ClubThree RiversMI25.4 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN25.5 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI26.2 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI26.2 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN27.0 mi.
LaGrange Country ClubLaGrangeIN28.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI17.8 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI47.2 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI98.3 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI101.6 mi.
State Parks
Potato Creek State ParkIN20.9 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI34.7 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI35.3 mi. 
Chain O'Lakes State ParkIN39.3 mi. 
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN14.1 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN14.1 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN14.1 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI26.1 mi.(History)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN38.8 mi.(Technology)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI46.6 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI46.6 mi.(Art)
National Automotive and Truck MuseumAuburnIN52.2 mi.(Technology)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN57.9 mi.(Art)
Lincoln MuseumFort WayneIN58.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN14.1 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN58.2 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI60.2 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL87.0 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL87.0 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL97.2 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI102.8 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI117.3 mi.

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