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Tania is currently the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Hudsucker, and Senior Editor at the Nashville, Tennessee based PopCulture.com. With past writing and editing credits with Womanista, Quietly, the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) and NBC Newsvine, she is currently a member of Indianapolis based, Society of Professional Journalists — one of the oldest organizations in the U.S. that promotes and represents journalists. She is an avid Indianapolis Colts, Elvis Presley and baseball fan as well as a lover of pancakes and fine cheeses, film, and music. Tania is a Hoosier at heart with a passionate wanderlust for always traveling and giving back to those in her community. She is currently studying at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Follow Tania on Twitter: @westlifebunny.

Touchdown, History! A Tour of the University of Notre Dame

Touted one of the best college towns in the U.S. by Livability and dedicated to faith no less than scientific knowledge, the University of Notre Dame has a unique spirit and vibrancy that radiates the moment you walk its grounds. Located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend, the beautiful grounds are home to one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, and a real visual splendor for those looking to indulge in a bit of culture and history.

Standing on 1,250 acres of land and along the St. Joseph River, the University of Notre Dame University is not only one of the “B1G Ten” colleges, but it’s a culturally historic and rich oasis in the northern part of Indiana. Boasting two lakes and buildings dating back to the 1800s, The University of Notre Dame and its surrounding campus offers residents, students and tourists a thriving downtown, walkable neighborhoods and access to natural attractions and cultural amenities. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscapes, to its exquisite outdoor sculptures and memorable views, this university opens its doors to visitors every day for tours that dive deep into its history and commitment to community, while basking in art.

On a visit to Northern Indiana last September, I had a chance to take in this immaculate beauty, which truly and honestly speaks to your spirit with every monument, building and sculpture. From the sweet vastness of its grounds to the Basilica, to the famous “Touchdown, Jesus” mural, there is so much to soak in culturally and spiritually. While the university additionally offers tours of the mega-amazing stadium where The Fighting Irish play, there was not enough time personally to attend and bask in all its glory.

All photographs were taken by Tania Hussain unless otherwise stated.

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For more information on The University of Notre Dame and plan your visit, check out Campus Tours for more information, and Stadium Tours. And to plan your trip to South Bend this fall and winter, be sure to Visit South Bend Mishawaka.

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