- The list below includes 75 free or cheap things to do in or near South Bend, Indiana, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Parks, Art Museum and Playgrounds.
- From University of Notre Dame to Howard Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in South Bend and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mishawaka, Elkhart, Plymouth and Goshen.
Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Jean Klock Park is located in Benton Harbor, Michigan along the shore of Lake Michigan. The park features sand dunes, observation trail, playground equipment and a beach.
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1 Washington Park Marina, Michigan City, IN 46361 MoreLess Info
The only lighthouse in the state of Indiana is the Old Lighthouse Museum in Michigan City. See exhibits detailing Lake Michigan shipwrecks, climb the lantern tower and discover maritime history from the 1800's.
Boasting 1,100 feet of lake shoreline with an overlook platform and excellent views of Lake Michigan, Rocky Gap Beach provides guests a pleasant setting for a day or evening outing. Swimming is allowed, however no lifeguards are on duty.
Walnut Ink Projects is an art gallery that was founded in 2010 and features live workspace, retail merchandise, and event rentals. The gallery holds a variety of workshops including snowboard works and textile workshops.
The 140-acre Washington Park is located on Lake Michigan's south shore. Featuring two miles of beach, the Oasis Splash Park, a marina, public fishing, boat launches, picnic shelters, concessions, and even a zoo, this is one of the most popular parks in northern Indiana. During the holidays, the park is transfor…
Known as the 'House that Freight Cars Built', the Barker Mansion preserves the legacy of a founding father of the rail car industry, John H. Baker. Featuring space for private events, guided tours to experience the period opulence, and a schoolroom tour.
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2300 North Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 MoreLess Info
The Sarett Nature Center has eight miles of trails that include boardwalks, observation platforms and stunning gardens. While touring the facility, guests will stumble across butterflies and other wetland wildlife.
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601 Wabash Street, Michigan City, MS 46360 MoreLess Info
The Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets features a village-like setting, full of vintage appeal. It is home to numerous restaurants and stores, including ones for sportswear, designer fashion, fine leather, shoes, children’s clothing, home furnishings and much more.
Learn about the local Indiana Amish and Mennonite communities at the non-profit Menno-Hof information center. Hands-on activities, a guided tour, lunch for planned groups, and a gift shop with hand-made Amish and Mennonite goods ensure an enjoyable visit.