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Address: South Bend, IN
Phone Number: 574-233-6121
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Nice but stay alert

We walked for about 2 miles - nice and they have new lights for the nighttime...just stay alert--we were asked for money a coupe of times. :(

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Batavia, New York
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Fun place to take a summer 'white water' trip down the raceway. Kids or adults would have equal fun on this short run.

Thank 501mmm
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A great fun way to spend the day. Just what is needed on a hot day...cool wet water. Just watching can be relaxing.

Thank travln4
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246 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We walked for about 2 miles - nice and they have new lights for the nighttime...just stay alert--we were asked for money a coupe of times. :(

Thank pebbleskip
Pensacola, Florida
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255 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Love seeing a river running through a city. We were there for the 150th birthday party for the city and many many people were enjoying it.

1 Thank laurabender
South Bend, IN
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a must for adventure lovers! The East Race is a man made facility which provides rapids for recreational rafting or, by changing the flow, for more experienced whitewater competitions. All the equipment is provided for the recreational rafting, but you must have shoes, or something with a backstrap on your heals - no flip flops. Be prepared for... More 

Thank Pat350Z
South Bend, Indiana
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

In the summer time enjoy the most unique experience by renting a Kayak and shoot the "RACE" rapids. A training site for the Olympics. Bike or walk the couple miles of the "RACE" and relax in the quiet beauty of the St Joe River.

1 Thank Tommy T
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very fun and affordable. Being a good swimmer is a must. It was very swift moving current make sure to put kids with adults. Can be dangerous. We went multiple times and watching is also fun. Nice bridges over and walkway along side.

Thank lauagreenbud
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My sisters and my cousin and I did this per my Grandmother's suggestion as we visited her in South Bend. When we were getting "briefed" as first time riders, they did very little to explain how to paddle, what to do if we capsized, how or where we were supposed to stop, and how severe the water would be. I... More 

4 Thank Reagan N
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went on a hot day. We were provided with helmets and a raft/paddles. It was a fun adventure that lasted a little over 5 minutes from beginning to end. The employees were helpful. The only thing that concerned us were the signs that stated that there was sewage in the water. Gross. Made me wonder why the kayaking people... More 

1 Thank Kim G
Chicago, Illinois
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149 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've been here four times with our Scouts over the last ten years. Always fun. It can get quite crowded but our Scouts usually get 3-5 runs in the early afternoon. The waterway is about 1900 feet long so the ride generally takes 5-7 minutes. Our youth come away tired and very satisfied. (Note: all riders rafters must be at... More 

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