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Mishawaka has done an admirable job in creating a 1.7 mile series of concrete walkways and bike paths along the St. Joseph River. The parkway provides a safe and attractive access to the downtown area of Mishawaka as well as a place for joggers, bikers and walkers to enjoy that is attractive and free from traffic. There is also a bridge and series of fountains along the river.
Written Mar 31, 2012
Mishawaka Central Park is less than two blocks from my late brother in laws house. It is the oldest park in Mishawaka. The town fathers and mothers of Mishawaka should be praised for their vision of developing such a large park along the Saint Joseph River. It is Mishawaka's oldest park. It contains playgrounds, lighted ball fields, picnic tables, some interesting walks, and even a canoe portage. Unfortunately portions of it have fallen into disrepair of late. Despite these limitations it still remains a jewel of a park and walking the park area brings back fond memories of my late brother in law and his family.
Written Mar 31, 2012
Address: 295 East Mishawaka Avenue
Generously purportioned... The food and the waitstaff.
When is a sports bar/ pub a little better than most?
When it has interetingly costumed waitstaff and decent food.
Tilted Kilt is an interesting addition to the standard pub grub/ sports bars that Mishawaka seems to have a few too many of.
Definitely a step up the ladder from TGIF and Applebee's.
For some reason I keep calling it the Twisted Kilt.
The whole theme is just that , a little "Twisted"
Favorite Dish: Got a nacho platter and it was pretty good, almost went for the ethnic version, but was happy with what I ordered. Lots of unusual beers to try, plenty of entertainment.
Both the staff and customers were amusing.
Didn't expect to see a lone male server in a Kilt, amongst the many "Lassies" but I guess that this is the 21st Century. Noticed he didnt wear a halter top though. That would have been a hoot.
Written Jan 10, 2012
Address: University Park Drive East
A little bit of everything, and a lot of junk, all at "deep discount" type close out prices.
Unusual items and some favorite big box staples all at relatively good prices.
Not sure why it's called the Christmas Tree Store, but guess it would be a good place buy gifts for people who are expecting a gift when you really don't want to spend a lot of money on them.
What to buy: A great place to drop $20 on yourself and not feel too bad about it.
What to pay: I set a limit of $20-$30 at this type of store, though one could go wild and have lots of stuff to show for it.
Updated Jan 10, 2012
Address: Grape Rd. Behind the Burger King
If you have been drinking cleaning products, make sure to take precautions against falling in the river! Not only is there human waste in there, but there are water beasts who might get angry. These monsters often take the secret form of ducks. BEWARE. They will ask you for bread, which you can give them. But don't offer them gold, or they'll follow you home.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
On the corner of Main Street and Mishawaka Avenue, behind the gas station, is the Pleasureland Museum. BE AWARE. You will go in there looking for mini-golf and arcades, but they don't have any. Instead, all they have are free hugs. It's worth it for the hugs, and the occasional lemonade.
Unique Suggestions: At least try one of their tanning beds, or get a massage in one of the photo booths.
Fun Alternatives: Go to the gas station next door if you are looking for cookies or twizzlers, like I was.
Written Jan 21, 2007