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East Race Waterway

South Bend, IN
+1 574-233-6121
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Nice and relaxing

During the night you have the city lights on and the river rolling by. It is very calming. They... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
South Bend, Indiana
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 7 September 2017
Nancy K
South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, IN
+1 574-233-6121
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Reviewed 13 September 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.

Thank bmwdiscman
Reviewed 7 September 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.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 31 July 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

Thank Jugglerveins41
Reviewed 25 July 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

Thank mrc336
Reviewed 18 July 2017

What a fun ride with family, we had a great ride down the river, wish it was a longer ride! The bad part was the walk back to the rest of the gang, would do it again! You will get wet! We all laughed so...More

Thank Roseann M
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend some time on the weekends. You will get wet. Wear the right shoes and everything else is provided for a $5 per person ticket. Lots of fun!!

Thank BGingerich
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Some smart people created a very neat attraction. For paddlers with some experience this seems like a thrilling way to safely enjoy some wave action and obstacles to dodge. Lots of people using it the day I visited.

Thank gkrohm
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Course for inflatable kayak or raft. Looks like a blast and would love to do in a kayak. South Bend Parks Dept rents inflatable rafts or kayaks and safety gear for a one trip through on weekends in summer. A few people in whitewater kayaks...More

Thank MelitaAnn
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Okay, I'm a kayaker so this is my favorite place in South Bend. Even if you don't have your own boat, the East Race is open to the public for rafting on summer weekends between June and August. It's a family friendly fun way to...More

Thank explore961
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I visited the East Race Waterway with my 15 year old last summer and thought it was fun. The price is reasonable for a few minutes of excitement. The only drawback with the operation is that the life jackets they give the rafters SMELL ABSOLUTELY...More

1  Thank calebsboy
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