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East Race Waterway

South Bend, IN
574-233-6121
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Ranked #10 of 27 attractions in South Bend
Type: Bodies of Water
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Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Indianapolis
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Lakeville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

kind of cool but in a very bad part of town i use to go there alot as a kid and walk around with my dad but now its a diffrent time .

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South Bend, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

There are kayak and raft rentals summer weekend afternoons, but we mostly just walk the East Race. At the head of the race there's Seitz Park on one side, and the parking lot for the Emporium on the other. Weekend afternoons in the summer you can rent rafts and kayaks there; rental includes safety gear like helmets and life jackets.... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Kayak course used for training and for pleasure by many. I don't kayak but do enjoy bicycling the East Race Trail. The trail runs between South Bend and Mishawaka, much of it along the river. Set back and relax watching the kayak competitions or enjoy a concert at Seitz Park.

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