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Address: South Bend, IN
Phone Number: 574-233-6121

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Exciting fun in the middle of a city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Pensacola, Florida
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237 reviews 237 reviews
65 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 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.

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South Bend, IN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

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South Bend, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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.

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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143 reviews 143 reviews
43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Address: Address: South Bend, IN
Phone Number: 574-233-6121
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend

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