- TripBuzz found 36 things to do with kids in or near Benton Harbor, Michigan, including 26 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Joseph and South Haven.
- From Jean Klock Park to Hidden Pointe, the Benton Harbor area offers 66 different types of family activities, including: Beaches, Bowling, Mini Golf and Movie Theaters.
- Only 45 minutes from South Bend, Indiana and 1.75 hours from Chicago, Benton Harbor, MI is near two very different city cultures. Visitors enjoy the old-time downtown district that is full of art, boutiques, and other locally owned businesses. Benton Harbor is also a co-host of the Blossomtime Festival, which features a series of parades, pageants, and charity races.
Rum Village Park encompasses 160 acres of woodlands and includes a nature center, an 18-hole disc golf course, mountain bike and hiking trails and much more. A variety of wildlife can be seen, including nesting owls, foxes and deer.
The Thazer Raceway is an indoor slot car racing facility that features a 135-ft track that is named the Aristocrat. The facility has a modern PC-based race directory system as well as a 1960s vintage lap counter.
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.
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.
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.