- The list below includes 73 free or cheap things to do in or near Elkhart, Indiana, including 63 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Parks, Laser Tag and Movie Theaters.
- From Elkhart River, Island Park- Riverwalk to Simonton Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Elkhart and in nearby cities within 25 miles like South Bend, Mishawaka, Shipshewana and Goshen.
An extensive indoor family fun park, Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center features a wide variety of inflatable bounce structures. The facility also has an array of redemption games. Jungle Joe's is available for party rentals.
Built to honor the 200th birthday of the nation, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park spans over 200 acres. Primary amenities at the park include a 3.5-mile multi-use trail, picnic tables, playground equipment, and areas for fishing from the shoreline.
Flight history, avionics, and planes are exhibited within the specialty Air Zoo. Attractions include standard museum-like exhibits, interactive activities, and even rides for children and families like a flight simulator balloon ride.
An entertainment center, Airway Fun Center features an arcade, a laser tag arena, bowling lanes, go-karts, bumper cars and a miniature golf course. It also provides private event hosting, a snack bar and a taproom with 24 beers.
Sunset Lanes Bowling Center is a bowling alley that features open bowling with electronic scoring as well as tournament and league play. The center also features pool tables, a video game arcade, and a bar and grill.
The Air Zoo was originally founded as the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum. It currently holds more than 50 rare and historic aircraft in addition to full motion flight simulators and amusement-style rides.