Things To Do In South Bend

Up to 63% Off Scuba Courses

Clay

$300 $149

Intro lessons enlighten newcomers; certification courses steer divers through written quizzes and five confined and four open-water sessions

The Drop Comedy Club – Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

The Drop Comedy Club

$20 $10

Friday- and Saturday-night sets from a diverse slate of up-and-coming comics

Fortune Feimster – Up to $15.50 Off

Battell Theater

$54.50 $39

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The bawdy comic of Last Comic Standing and Chelsea Lately fame scores raucous laughs

50% Off Services

Mishawaka

$199 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

65% Off Yoga Classes

Mishawaka

$80 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

81% Off Dance Lessons

Mishawaka

$360 $69

Private and group classes teach any style of ballroom dance to an individual or couple

Up to 56% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Mishawaka

$90 $45

Students learn guitar-playing techniques during four private lessons

Up to 60% Off at Action Park Paintball

Penn

$246 $99

23 acres of outdoor playing fields and an 8,000-square-foot indoor facility feature battlefields with unique terrain and designs

Up to 57% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Mishawaka

$75 $35

Encouraging instructors lead classes that mix dance and aerobics, including high-energy Zumba and body-sculpting barre and Yogalates

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Free Run Cellars

Berrien Springs

$16 $8

Participants receive a souvenir glass and tastings of five of the winery's small-batch wines or spirits

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting at Hickory Creek Winery

Baroda

$50 $25

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Customers taste locally grown wines in rustic tasting room, pulling up to the rough-hewn wood bar or stepping outside for picturesque views

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum – 50% Off Visit

Elkhart

$56 $28

Superhero museum housed in a 2-story replica of The Hall of Justice overflows with new and vintage action figures, comic books, and artwork

Mo Alexander – Up to 58% Off Standup

Five Star Comedy Bar

$24 $10

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“Funniest Person in Memphis” winner and regular on The Bob and Tom Show winds up audiences with devious and though-provoking comedy

Up to 47% Off a Wine Tasting at Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Baroda

$16 $10

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Each guest samples seven wines, five classic varieties and two speciality wines, during the winery visit

Half Off from Captain Hook's Charter Fishing

St. Joseph

$350 $175

Use provided fishing equipment on a four-hour fishing excursion

Half Off a Tandem-Paragliding Flight

Multiple Locations

$300 $149

Learn the basics of paragliding before strapping into a glider with an instructor for an extended flight

50% Off Fitness Classes

Chesterton

$60 $30

Trainers engage primary and secondary muscle groups with TRX suspension training and burn fat with indoor cycling classes

Up to 56% Off Yoga Classes

Chesterton

$125 $59

Bamboo floors and deep red and gold walls house 60-minute yoga classes led by seasoned instructors

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Sturgis Lanes

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 61% Off at Sauganash Golf Club

Three Rivers Michigan

$36 $17

Par 72 course spans 6,194 yd. of heavily wooded land next to the St. Joseph River

85% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$200 $30

Instructor teaches American, Latin American, and other social dancing styles, adapting the lessons to the individual or couples skill level

Up to 55% Off Arboretum Admission or Membership

Valparaiso

$20 $10

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Vast arboretum brings plants together from around the world to create varied gardens

66% Off at Fit For Life Bootcamp

Fit For Life

$65 $22

High-intensity boot-camp sessions open to all fitness levels; meal plan included with sign-up

Up to 51% Off Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes

Mattawan

$56 $27.50

Tone your core during pilates, increase flexibility and strength during yoga, or work on butt-sculpting and lifting exercises with Barre

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes and Nutritional Consultation

Portage

$65 $25

Attentive instructors help clients tone physiques during yoga and Pilates classes; a dietitian analyzes health and sets goals

Up to 67% Off at Blastcamp Paintball in Hobart

Wheeler

$90 $39

Trained referees watch over games on former missile base’s fields, with arenas for close-quarters combat, woodsball, and speedball

48% Off at Skydive Horizonz

Hobart

$249 $149

Skydivers enjoy scenic vistas of downtown Chicago from dives conducted from above Lake Michigan; four-person option includes pictures

40% Off Boxing

Hobart

$100 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

50% Off Candy-Making Class at Cake N Candy

Kalamazoo

$40 $20

Two-hour candy-making class covers topics such as melting chocolate, using molds, and decorating snacks with confectionary coatings

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six People

Multiple Locations

$61 $27

Groups of up to six people can bowl an unlimited number of games over the course of two hours

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes

Crown Point

$95 $35

Learn rug-cutting moves in classes dedicated to dance styles such as hip-hop, jazz, and ballet

Up to 51% Off Kung Fu Classes for Kids or Adults

Griffith

$50 $25

A certified personal trainer teaches children and adults kung fu in the style of China's Shaolin Monastery

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

86% Off at Push Hard Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Boot camp classes can be paired with a nutritional workshop or personal training for added health benefits

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Grissom Air Force Base

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 61% Off at Grissom Air Museum

Grissom AFB

$14 $6

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Twenty-four restored aircraft from different stages of aviation history are on display, ranging from B-17s to F-100s and commercial aircraft

Up to 54% Off Laser Tag at Zig-E's Funland

St. John

$30 $15

On an outdoor laser tag field with shelters and barrels for cover, up to 36 players simultaneously battle for 30 minutes

Up to 45% Off 18 Holes of Golf with Cart in Crete

Crete

$88 $48.50

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 60% Off at Paintball Plex

Fort Wayne

$70 $29

An expansive paintball facility hosts colorful clashes on indoor and outdoor fields with air bunkers and WWII-inspired obstacles

Up to 82% Off at Paintball International

Paintball Plex

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 35% Off at Gravity Powered Sports

Angola

$229 $155

Instructors guide beginner skydivers as they dive out of planes in tandem and land safely on the ground

Up to 64% Off Horsemanship and Riding Lessons

Crete

$125 $49

Introductory class covers grooming and horsemanship; riding lesson teaches English-style riding and dressage fundamentals

Up to 85% Off at Komel Kickboxing

Calumet City

$200 $39

Muay thai boxing and kickboxing classes led by an instructor with more than 20 years of experience

Up to 58% Off Inflatable-Playground Play Passes

Calumet City

$40 $19

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

Up to 54% Off Golf Outing with Cart and Lunch

Fremont

$81 $39

Carts zoom across narrow fairways on this 18-hole, par 72 course that winds along hilly terrain peppered with intervening ponds and creeks

Half Off at Lake James Golf Club

Pleasant

$88 $44

Duos and quartets compete on a challenging 18-hole course; cart rental, hot dogs, and sodas included

Up to 62% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Dyer

$25 $10

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help define and work on their goals; boot-camp sessions create varied workouts

Up to 64% Off at Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

$35 $14.99

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

Up to 51% Off Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson

Dyer

$100 $49

Indoor lessons let riders enjoy horseback riding no matter what the weather; great holiday gift

50% Off Flight Lesson

South Chicago Flying Lessons

$199.99 $99

Give the gift of flight as an FAA-certified instructor guides 30-minute flight where the students can fly the plane for up to 15 minutes

Up to 58% Off Personal Training Sessions

Lansing

$70 $35

Trainers work one-on-one with clients, creating results-oriented workouts tailored to their specific goals

46% Off Helicopter Tour of Chicago

Lansing

$332 $198

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Helicopter pilots fly passengers along the Chicago skyline and past landmarks such as Millennium Park, U.S. Cellular Field, and Navy Pier

Up to 74% Off Fitness or Muay Thai Classes

Lansing

$75 $25

Fitness instructors lead groups through martial arts and self-defense classes or host Zumba classes, all of which are designed to torch flab

Up to 52% Off Round of Golf in North Manchester

North Manchester

$78 $39

18-hole course sprawls out across 100 acres characterized by two creeks, three ponds, and farmland in all directions

Up to 53% Off at Dogwood Glen Golf Course

Warren

$116 $55

Astride a cart, golfers cruise 9-hole, 3,329-yard course twice for an 18-hole round

Up to 55% Off at Donald Ross Golf Club

Fort Wayne

$132 $59

Legendary course architect Donald Ross designed the front nine of this 6,821-yard course that features tree-lined fairways

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf or Batting Cages

The Plex South

$45 $22

Indoor 18-hole mini golf course and batting cages are open year round

Up to 51% Off Putt Putt, Go-Kart Rides, and Arcade Games

Fort Wayne

$39 $19

Center boasts family-friendly go-karts, arcade & putt-putt courses including one with fire-breathing volcano

Up to 51% Off Classes at Ultimate Fitness Edge

Fort Wayne

$50 $25

An expert instructor leads students of all levels through a variety of intense group fitness classes

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing Classes

Fort Wayne

$100 $29

Licensed trainers modify classes to suit all experience levels

Up to 52% Off a Bounce-House Package

Fort Wayne

$60 $29

Kids jump and tumble in a facility full of bounce houses, play arcade games, and snack on pizza, ice cream, and sandwiches

Up to Half Off Laser Tag for Two or Four

Fort Wayne

$28 $14

Combatants wage war in neon-lit arena and dart behind shot-obscuring obstacles during two 25-minute laser-tag bouts

Fort Wayne Mad Ants – Up to 69% Off

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

$16 $5

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The playoff-bound Mad Ants hope to close out the regular season with a pair of home victories

Up to 53% Off Firing-Range Package

Battle Creek

$83.50 $39

The staff takes a patient, considerate approach to help guests feel comfortable operating a handgun

Up to 63% Off Personal Training

Battle Creek

$270 $99

Personal trainers push clients toward their fitness goals in one-hour one-on-one sessions held in a private training studio

49% Off

Mundy

$35 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 57% Off at Skating at Glenwood Roller Rink 

Glenwood

$21 $9.50

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

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Kids can’t be expected to care about their health when video games, cartoons, and outdoor adventures are vying for their attention. That’s why the adult leaders of the Memorial Health Foundation devised a plan to get kids excited about health: HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum. Born of the founders’ desire to foster a healthier current and future community, the museum appeals to youngsters through educational forms of entertainment. Its exhibits incorporate amplified versions of many of kids’ favorite pastimes, including a life-sized rendition of Operation and numerous computer games. A rock-climbing wall and tree house with a slide encourage kids to learn through movement, which is exactly how adults learn how to escape charging bulls. Youngsters can explore the space with their families or partake in programs such as children's camps.

111 W Jefferson Blvd
South Bend,
IN
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Chippewa Bowl has plenty of space where bowlers can let their inner competitor roam free—70 lanes worth of space, to be exact. While pins clatter in the bowling area, players can refuel at the Laneside Grill or grab a drink at one of two sports bars, both of which host karaoke on Friday and Sunday evenings. Guests can also try their luck at an arcade game that spits out tickets, which they can swap for prizes or attempt to swap for admittance to a Bon Jovi concert.

225 W Chippewa Ave
South Bend,
IN
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Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

2039 E Ireland Rd
South Bend,
IN
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On the River Fest blankets the St. Joseph riverfront in 1,500 tons of sand for an annual summer extravaganza of live music and authentic Caribbean cuisine that benefits the Center for the Homeless. In the early afternoon, Family Day beckons kids to construct sand castles; become the canvas for a face painting or the inspiration for a caricature drawing; and romp around inflatable moonwalks. Settle intra-family dishwashing disputes with a round of cornhole toss or volleyball, which offer open play until 3 p.m.

318 East Colfax Avenue
South Bend,
IN
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The Studebaker National Museum highlights the company's successful transition from carriages to autos with three levels and 55,000 square feet of classic cars and historic vehicles. The space displays up to 70 vehicles at any time from its collection of 120 antiques. Expertly unearthed treasures include the 1956 Packard Predictor, the 1934 Bendix SWC, and the 1922 Carriageless Horse, unpopular for its inability to transport entire little league teams. The Presidential carriage collection is one of the nation's largest, exhibiting the chassis of four former chiefs. Another current exhibition on display through April showcases recognizable wheels extracted from both big and small screens, including Herbie from The Love Bug film series, and The General Lee from television's The Dukes of Hazzard. A fully-stocked museum store offers a selection of videos, books, apparel, and collectibles that allow auto aficionados to create miniature Studebaker menageries in their own garages.

201 Chapin St
South Bend,
IN
US

Certified flight instructor Robert Baird dispenses sage aeronautical instruction in introductory flights and intensive training sessions. In a two-hour Discovery Flight lesson, aviation aficionados learn the ins and outs of one of the club’s Cessna 172 airplanes in a preflight briefing. After guiding the craft safely aloft, the instructor passes the steely reins to his eager pupil for 30 minutes of in-air control. Rookie aviators enjoy lofty sunset views of local landmarks, including the University of Notre Dame, without the difficulties of snagging a cloud with a grappling hook, and the pro pilot then resumes control for a return trip to terra firma and postflight briefing.

4302 Lathrop St
South Bend,
IN
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