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Georgeous at night to relax and watch the colors change.

Our family walked around and it was a beautiful summer evening to watch the colors change from the... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Lovely at night

The river lights plaza is very cool to see at night. It is somewhat busy with others walking around... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Granger, Indiana
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400 E Colfax Ave, St. Joseph River, between Colfax Avenue Bridge and Jefferson Boulevard Bridge, South Bend, IN 46617-2714
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Our family walked around and it was a beautiful summer evening to watch the colors change from the East Race.

Thank flstpete
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The river lights plaza is very cool to see at night. It is somewhat busy with others walking around with their families. The green bikes are easy to grab and ride around if you like. Grab some dinner and take a stroll to see the...More

2  Thank Chipinlove
Reviewed March 22, 2018

The River Lights are sometimes set to a color theme by the City for an event (it was green for St Patrick's Day) but mostly they can be changed by movement on the plaza near Seitz Park. There are motion sensors high up on the...More

1  Thank lewenray
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We visited South band at the first part of September. We walked down to the river to see the lights. It was very amazing to watch them change colors. A great place to take your family friends or children.

1  Thank Pam T
Reviewed September 10, 2017

I thought the river lights display was pretty neat and a very unique type of artwork. I could see the display from my hotel room also which was nice.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We parked near the East Bank Emporium restaurant by night, and on the street by day. At night we watched the beautiful lights, and the next morning we took a couple of miles hike and just enjoyed the fresh air, the river and the sunshine....More

1  Thank psharry
Reviewed June 21, 2017

my son, granddaughter & I went to see the lights & took a walk... this is a local must see... it was so fun watching the lights turn colors ...

1  Thank 971cynthiat
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The City of South Bend owes its founding to the majestic St. Joseph River; the River powered industries beginning with water wheels, provided vast natural resources for the Native Americans and European settlers with food and the fur-trade and it continues to be an amazing...More

1  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

So glad to see the river become a highlight of the downtown area. They are also interactive from across the river.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Adds a unique and intersting feature to South Bend. The river walk is great and the lights make it an even better attraction. It is a nice use of the old infrastructure when river water powered most of the industries in the area.

Thank Tjoines
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Jamie M
May 19, 2018|
Response from lewenray | Reviewed this property |
The lights will be partly off while they fix the turbines, but here are the normal times. They stop interacting at midnight. Interact with the South Bend River Lights Hours: The River Lights turn on 1/2 hour before sunset... More