Bristol, Indiana

Welcome to Bristol, Indiana. Bristol is a small town in Elkhart County that sits along the St. Joseph River and has a small population under 5,000 people.

The city of Bristol is located in Northern Indiana and just south of the state line between Indiana and Michigan. To the east of Bristol is Middlebury and to the west of Bristol is the city of Elkhart. It was platted in 1835 making it one of the oldest cities in Elkhart County and was named after Bristol, England.

Bristol is home to RV Manufacturing facilities like Forest River, Bravo Trailers, Thor Industries. Elkhart County is known as the RV Capital of the World. You’ll also find the Elkhart County Historical Museum in Bristol as well as several parks located along the St. Joseph River that cuts through the town.


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RV Hall of Fame

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Elkhart County Historical Museum

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Many residents of Elkhart County move over to Bristol to enjoy the peace and calmness of the city. It’s a close knit community where you’ll get to know the owners of the stores and restaurants you visit. 

There are several upscale neighborhoods as well as beautiful homes on the river that attract residents.

When you visit Bristol, check out the Bristol Library, the Elkhart County Historical Museum, or head to the kayak rentals. You can tube float or kayak to explore the Upper St. Joseph River which spans into the city of Elkhart before being halted by the Johnson Street Dam.

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Quilt Gardens
Ruthmere Museum
Nibco Water Park
Super Hero Museum
The Artisan Restaurant
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