- 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.
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Located on Lake Michigan, the Westchester Township Historical Museum lends charm to the town of Chesterton. The stately brick home collects and preserves the areas historical documents and artifacts and is available for touring.
Playing host to a variety of festivals, visitors at Porter County Expo Center can attend craft shows, comedy tours, holiday events, and more. It has a banquet hall that can be rented out for private events like weddings.
Part of the Valparaiso University campus, the Brauer Museum of Art is an art museum featuring a collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st-century American art. This collection includes art by Frederic Edwin Church, Childe Hassam, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Ed Paschke.
Sitting atop a series of lakes, Rogers-Lakewood Park allows visitors to enjoy a number of water-based activities like paddle boats, but also has hiking trails and a rock climbing wall. The local wildlife includes beavers and turtles.
Featuring four baseball fields located at its center, Old Fairgrounds Park offers open grass areas for recreation and sports like soccer. It has a walking track along the perimeter, a playground and a pavilion for events and parties.