- 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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111 West Jefferson Boulevard #200, South Bend, IN MoreLess Info
Learn about making healthy choices and your body on your visit to Healthworks Kids' Museum. The brain theater, the skin climbing wall, the great intestines and the bone puzzle are only some of the attractions.
Howard Park Ice Rink Center offers ice skating to the public. The facility is available to rent during non-public hours and also provides a venue to host birthdays, church groups and other organized groups.
Being one of the 504 Cinemark theaters in the country, Cinemark Movies 14's recognition precedes its name. The latest Hollywood productions and the old classics can be viewed in here, with soda and popcorn from the counter.
Highlighted by a river walk for walking, running, bicycling, and roller blading, Battell Park also offers a basketball court and lighted tennis courts. There are picnic tables and grills, playground equipment, a splashpad, and a civil war statue.
Situated along the St. Joseph River, Robert C Beutter Park measures seven acres and is named for the city's former mayor. The park has a river race, grassy areas, a walking trail and an 800-foot perennial garden.
Ball Band Memorial is a park that includes a small gazebo and monument dedicated to all the Ball Band Workers of Mishawaka. The park overlooks the site of the former Mishawaka Woolen Company, which later became Ball Band, then Uniroyal.
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5419 N Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545 MoreLess Info
Bowling and mini-bowling alleys, go-karts, junior races, bumper cars, and NASCAR simulators are found at the Strikes & Spares Entertainment Center. An eatery is also found on the site, and birthday parties can be organized in here.