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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.




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. Get a workout in at Climbing Café


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


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