Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The small clearing in the trees, just to the Northwest is the Grotto.
Notre Dame Administration Building, aka The Golden Dome (0.06 mi / 0.10 km)
University of Notre Dame campus (0.07 mi / 0.11 km)
Hesburgh Library (0.31 mi / 0.50 km)
Stepan Center (0.40 mi / 0.64 km)
Notre Dame Stadium (0.44 mi / 0.70 km)
Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center (0.54 mi / 0.88 km)
Frank Eck Stadium (0.77 mi / 1.23 km)
College Football Hall of Fame (1.90 mi / 3.06 km)
Tippecanoe Place (2.08 mi / 3.35 km)
Council Oak (2.14 mi / 3.45 km)
From: joestegmaierI was married in the Basilica. :-)
Thu Jan 04 06:48:31 -0800 2007
I proposed to my wife across the street from the Grotto -- pan west three times and north twice and there are the benches where I asked her.
From: Indy in IndianaFriends of my wife and I were married there a few years ago. The place is stunning to see.
Thu Jan 04 07:44:08 -0800 2007
From: Indy in IndianaThe benches where all the ducks and geese hang out? I take my 2 daughter there all the time to see them. She gets a kick out of it.
Thu Jan 04 07:48:20 -0800 2007
Thu Jan 04 08:02:44 -0800 2007
From: joestegmaierYeah, I think the ducks do go over there when it's warm and there are tourists -- like you. :-)
Fri Jan 05 06:59:05 -0800 2007
I proposed on the night of a chilly St. Patrick's Day, so there were no ducks around.
I had chosen that spot as the most beautiful spot on campus during my sophomore year (five years before I proposed, and a year before I met my future wife). If you look west across the lake, (pan 11 west and 4 south from the benches) you can see my dorm (Carroll Hall). Or looking across the street, you can see the Grotto, and up the hill from the Grotto, the Basilica tower (your original post) and the Golden Dome (two east and one north of the original post).
You're definitely visiting an extremely beautiful spot with your daughter, then. Conditioning her early, to be part of ND's class of about 2026?
From: Indy in IndianaHey, I'm a local, not tourist!
Fri Jan 05 07:43:08 -0800 2007
There is no place as peaceful as ND's campus.
She's a Domer all the way!