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Fun on the St. joseph River

My Ohio family visited and had fun rafting at the East Race. It is very reasonably priced... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Nancy K
South Bend, Indiana
Beautiful city waterway

This is a hidden gem. Beautiful hiking / running along the path that runs along the waterway... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is a hidden gem. Beautiful hiking / running along the path that runs along the waterway. Also a wonderful spot for kayaking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank samuel755
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Brought our middle school and high school students here and they loved it. 12/12 said they want go go again! We did 3 rides which took us just about 2 hours total. After each run you put your gear in the back of the truck...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We were in Chicago and decoded to cap our trip by doing this adventure. We were pressed for time but made it there at 3:20. My family went down first as I was taking pictures as they went down first. As I waited in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JMLE
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Very unique. Very much mimics rapids. Beautiful area with great walkway along and across the waterway. No racing the day wecwetr there. Would love to see that. .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This experience is unforgettable! No where else offers this experience in their downtown - whitewater rafting within a couple of blocks of a local food co-op, hotels, coffee shops, and fine dining. A fun way to take a break from the everyday, team up, get...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 1KOB
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I have been whitewater rafting in West Virginia (Lower New River and Summer Gauley River) and also up in Washington on the Skokomish River. When you go white water rafting on an actual real deal "hey-you-can-actually-die-doing-this" river the rafting company/guide gives you a block of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Tom B
Reviewed September 13, 2017

During the night you have the city lights on and the river rolling by. It is very calming. They also have concerts nearby during the day/ The Emporium restaurant is nearby for a drink or dinner.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

My Ohio family visited and had fun rafting at the East Race. It is very reasonably priced entertainment. It also enabled my grandchildren to spend time in the great outdoors.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Nancy K
Reviewed July 31, 2017

I've been White Water Rafting 3 times, and this place is just like the real thing. The rapids are class 2, so expect to get wet, but you're unlikely to fall out. They provide helmets, and life jackets if you do fall in. There were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jugglerveins41
Reviewed July 25, 2017

It's a man made canal for rafting. It's very dangerous!!! I would only recommend it if you are a expert swimmer. My extended family went. We rented 2 boats and both tipped. Not enough life guards. The rapids are created by cement structures in the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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