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Address: South Bend, IN
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Great for a day trip

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... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2013
circuitmonkey
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Buchanan, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews
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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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Thank Kimberly F
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Thank circuitmonkey
Indianapolis
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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1 Thank sheilaoc
Lakeville, Indiana
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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2 Thank krystal k
South Bend, IN
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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4 Thank hobbitmom
South Bend, Indiana
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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1 Thank J C
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139 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Moldog81
alma, mi
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72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Thank Teela R
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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2 Thank tgsauder
South Bend, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2012

A nice walkway borders the East Race and the St. Joseph river. In the summer you can white water raft, or watch kayak races on this man-made waterway. And visitors are within walking distance of some pretty darn good restaurants.

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