- 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.
A traditional bowling center, Maple City Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring, bumpers and synthetic lanes. The center provides food and drinks, a bar with adult beverages, a pool table, cosmic bowling and televisions.
Accessible over a stone bridge or by boat, Miami Monkey Island covers five acres of land on the small island itself. Standard park features like children's playground equipment, picnic tables with grills, and a boat launch are available.
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.