- 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.
The Marshall County Museum features historical artifacts and memorabilia from Marshall County. A few exhibit topics include the history of Marshall County jails, early businesses in the Marshall County, and Bill Wagoner's musical career.
Featuring a new artist every month, Heartland Artists Gallery showcases art with a variety of subject matters from local artists and artisans. The gallery hosts classes that teach knitting, kirigami, and jewelry making crafts.
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2405 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, IN MoreLess Info
Being awarded by the AAA Tour Book as the GEM Attraction in 2011, La Porte County Historical Society Museum exhibits photo collections, paintings, and a taxidermy collection, among others. There is also a gift shop on the premises.
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5200 South M-139, St. Joseph, MI 49085 MoreLess Info
Situated on 39 acres, Concord Ridge Equestrian Center is a facility with a multilevel barn, indoor arena, stables, and other amenities. Visitors can board their horses at the barn, or take up horseback riding lessons at beginner to advance levels.
Run by local volunteers, New Buffalo Welcome Center offers visitors a rest area with a dog park and walking path. The park has several contemporary sculptures to look at, and is within viewing distance of a lighthouse.
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17425 Red Arrow Highway, New Buffalo, MI 49117 MoreLess Info
Situated in a wooded area, New Buffalo Township Memorial Park features courts for basketball and bocce ball, horseshoe pits, a playground and a splash pad. The park can be used for picnics and provides a pavilion, tables and grills.
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17424 Red Arrow Highway, New Buffalo, MI 49117 MoreLess Info
Situated on 86 acres, Galien River County Park features upland and wetland habitats as well as views of the Galien River. The park provides trails suitable for hiking, areas for fishing and a tower overlooking the area.