- The list below includes 74 free or cheap things to do in or near Mishawaka, Indiana, including 66 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and Family Fun Center.
- From The Riverwalk to Battell Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mishawaka and in nearby cities within 25 miles like South Bend, Elkhart, Plymouth and Goshen.
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.
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.
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.