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East Race Waterway

South Bend, IN
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I am a 31-year old, fairly athletic girl who had never white-water rafted. I went with my 26-year-old, also fairly athletic, female friend. We underestimated our ability to stay in the boat! The lifeguard said about 40% of people fall out, and I think that's probably about right. We fell out twice! But we never felt like we were in... More

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alma, mi
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was so much fun, wish they had more hours and were open longer but its $5 for one trip and a great family, or friend adventure, short fun and sweet. Wish I had known about this sooner, I'm waiting until they open !!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Who would have thunk it? But, after reading about it on this site, my husband and I decided to drive over and take a look since we moved to Indiana from Colorado where we had indeed white water rafted. The official time frame that includes renting a kayak or a raft right at the pier is June-August so it wasn't... More

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