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THE HAUTE 100: 100 Things to Do in Terre Haute

January 17, 2019

The Terre Haute Community Band plays outdoor summer concerts in Fairbanks Park near the banks of the Wabash River. 

 

Ride the Spirit of Terre Haute train at Deming Park, eat in a former horse stall at Stables, race your car at Crossroads Dragway or target practice at the indoor shooting range at Top Gun — what’s on your ultimate Terre Haute list? Here’s ours. In no particular order, The Haute 100: 100 Things to Do in Terre Haute.

 

THE HAUTE 100

 

1. Ride the Spirit of Terre Haute Train at Deming Park

 

2. Eat a Square Donut

 

3. Take a photo with the Larry Bird statue outside Hulman Center

 

4. Bike, run or walk Heritage Trail

 

5. Experience the Blues at the Crossroad Festival

 

6. Ride in a boat on the Wabash River

 

7. Walk the Smith Memorial Labyrinth at Hawthorn Park

 

8. Attend a Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra concert

 

9. Take a picture with the Coke Bottle Sculptures

 

10. Visit the CANDLES Holocaust Museum

 

11. Go Sledding at Deming Park

 

12. Eat in a former stall at Stables Steakhouse

 

13. Complete the high ropes course at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum

 

14. Visit the Saint Ann Shell Chapel at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

 

15. Have sushi at Umi Grill

 

16. Experience a Terre Haute Community Band concert at Fairbanks Park

 

17. Watch a race at the Terre Haute Action Track

 

18. Tour the Swope Art Museum

 

19. Attend an ISU basketball game

 

20. Eat a Donut Burger at Fifi’s Lunchbox

 

21. Attend an event at Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall

 

22. Bike trails at Griffin Bike Park

 

23. Experience the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

 

24. Attend an event at the Indiana Theater

 

25. Visit the Clabber Girl Museum

 

26. Bowl a game at Terre Haute Bowling Center, Vigo Bowl or Imperial Lanes

 

27. Attend the Banks of the Wabash Festival

 

28. Watch a North-South high school rivalry game 

 

29. Tour the Pioneer Village at Fowler Park

 

30. Walk, run or bike the Indiana Veterans Memorial Mile at Memorial Stadium

 

31. Visit the Eugene V. Debs Home

 

32. Attend a play at the Community Theater of Terre Haute

 

33. Go inside the Vigo County Courthouse

 

34. Watch drag races at Crossroads Dragway

 

35. Order prime rib at The Saratoga

 

36. Play a round of Disc Golf at Deming Park

 

37. Experience a movie at Moon Lite Drive-In

 

38. Watch quarter midget races at Hulman Mini Speedway

 

39. Visit the Native American Museum at Dobbs Park

 

40. Have a steak at J. Ford’s Black Angus

 

41. Watch a Terre Haute Rex baseball game

 

42. Attend an event in the Red Barn at Sycamore Farm

 

43. Drive a go-kart or play a round of mini-golf at Bogey’s

 

44. Visit the terminal at Terre Haute Regional Airport

 

45. Target shoot at the indoor range at Top Gun

 

46. Attend the ISU Homecoming Parade

 

47. Browse the Farmers Market at The Meadows

 

48. Go fishing at Dobbs Park Pond

 

49. Dance the polka at OktoberFest

 

50. Grab a pizza at the Ballyhoo

 

51. Play a match at the Terre Haute Tennis Center (tennis bubble)

 

52. Watch Fourth-of-July fireworks at Fairbanks Park

 

53. Check out a book from the Vigo County Public Library

 

54. Have a picnic at Collett Park

 

55. Visit the Indiana Track & Field andCross Country Hall of Fame

 

56. Eat an elephant ear at the Vigo County Fair

 

57. Walk around the pond at Maple Avenue Nature Park

 

58. Browse the Arts Illiana Gallery

 

59. Have a glass of wine at Sycamore Winery or WaterTower Estates

 

60. Attend a semi-pro wrestling match at New Wave Wrestling

 

61. Play a round of golf at Hulman Links or Rea Park

 

62. Attend the Wabash Valley Classic basketball tournament

 

63. Sunday Brunch at O’Shaughnessy Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

 

64. Sit on the bench with the Max Ehrmann statue at 7th and Wabash

 

65. Visit Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute

 

66. Listen to live music at The Verve

 

67. Watch a cross country meet at the Lavern Gibson Championship Course

 

68. Eat strawberry shortcake at the downtown Strawberry Festival

 

69. Look through the viewing scopes at Dewey Point

 

70. Visit the Booker T Washington Community Center

 

71. Experience Harry & Bud’s

 

72. Attend Miracle on 7th Street Christmas Festival

 

73. Tour the Wabash Valley Railroad Museum

 

74. Grab a table in the balcony at Mogger’s

 

75. Browse vinyl records at Headstone & Friends

 

76. Have a beer at the Terre Haute Brewing Co., Sonka’s or 7th & Elm

 

77. Celebrate the Birthplace of the Coca Cola Bottle Festival

 

78. Order a Wet Plate at Taco Casita

 

79. View the JI Case Wetlands from the Hawthorn Park overlook

 

80. Skate at the Wigwam Skate Rink

 

81. Visit the White Violet Center at Saint Mary of the Woods

 

82. Experience Scheid Diesel Extravaganza

 

83. Play Trivia Night at Charlie’s Pub & Grill

 

84. Tailgate at an ISU football game

 

85. Visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Earth Day

 

86. Visit Stiffy Green at the Vigo County History Museum

 

87. Attend a Downtown First Friday event

 

88. Skateboard at the Voorhees Park Skate Park

 

89. Pick out a Christmas Tree at Holiday Hills Tree Farm

 

90. Relax by the fountain at Indiana State University

 

91. Tour the Christmas Lights Display at Deming Park

 

92. Attend an event at the Zorah Shrine Temple

 

93. Watch a demolition derby at the Vigo County Fair

 

94. Walk the Prairie Restoration path at Dobbs Park

 

95. Peer through the telescope at ISU’s Hook or Rose-Hulman’s Oakley observatories

 

96. Watch a stage play by Children’s Theater of Terre Haute

 

97. Take the kids to the Bouncing Barn

 

98. Eat barbecue at Homey’s or Rick’s Barbecue

 

99. Play pickle ball at Brittlebank Park (or Deming Park)

 

100. Visit the White Chapel at Rose-Hulman

 

 

Bonus: Race your car at Crossroads Dragway