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East Race Waterway

Address: South Bend, IN
Phone Number: 574-233-6121
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in South Bend
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 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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Sundance Wyoming
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had a couple hours and rode our bikes down this path. The path was easy to ride. A few places are very close to the river and I am not a great bike rider so when I met someone coming down the path it was scary. The view is nice and the area seems very clean. We did see... More 

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Jones, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A friend and I just rode bicycles from the Mishawaka River Walk to the East Race and back. It was a beautiful and fun ride. Loved seeing the East Race.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I like walking by the river. Some Olympians have trained there. It is a place to people watch. There are restaurants by the river as well.

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Buchanan, Michigan, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My family and I went this past summer and had so much fun! It had enough of an edge for the adventure seeker and felt safe at the same time. I highly recommend this to people who love the outdoors! We will be going back next summer! My 10 year old son met the minimum height requirement but please check... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Don't go here expecting colorado or west virginia... But don't be surprised if the rapids are powerful enough to flip your raft of 4 over either. This place is fun for what it is. $5 for a 7 min raft ride unlike anything you will get within a short drive from chicago. I take friends here every year and we... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

our boat was way to big for the three of us in it (2 adults and a 12 year old) and when it tipped over and threw us out, one of us got trapped beneath the boat, and it was way to large to tip over. Staff was quite slow to respond and acted like it was no big deal... More 

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