- 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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A museum devoted to pop culture superhero history, the Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum features a collection of toys, props, and other artifacts relating to superheroes. One notable item is Adam West's original Batman costume from the TV series.
Elkhart Tactical Laser Tag is a strictly outdoor experience offering Airsoft and laser tag. They conduct group events by appointment only and are available for off-site events, bringing the operation to the group's place of preference.
Maintained by volunteers, Wellfield Botanic Gardens offers visitors over 20 gardens to walk through that are filled with wildflowers, art sculptures, and paths. It has a Japanese garden with a pond, waterfall, and benches to meditate at.
Built in 1910 in the Beaux Arts style, the Ruthmere Mansion served as a place of social, political and business gatherings until the death of its owners. It is included in the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.
Midwest Museum of American Art is housed in a classical bank-style building in the center of downtown Elkhart, Indiana. It showcases a permanent collection of more than 6000 pieces of 19th and 20th century American art.