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THE HAUTE 100: 100 Things to Do in Terre Haute

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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