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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 a miniature train, eat in a former horse stall or race your car at a quarter-mile dragstrip — 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

5. Experience the Blues at the Crossroads 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

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. Eat sushi at Umi Grill

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

17. Watch a dirt-track race at the Terre Haute Action Track

18. Tour the Swope Art Museum

19. Attend an ISU basketball game

20. Eat a giant tenderloin at Park Avenue Diner

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. Karaoke with your friends at Tolly's Bar and Grill

25. Visit the pinball arcade at Bank of Pinball

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

28. Watch a North-South high school rivalry game

29. Experience Pioneer Days at Fowler Park's Pioneer Village

30. Walk the Indiana Veterans Memorial Mile at Memorial Stadium

31. Visit the Eugene V. Debs Home

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

33. Go inside the Vigo County Courthouse

34. Race your car in an Arrive-and-Drive event 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. Play a round of miniature golf at Bogey’s

44. Visit the terminal at Terre Haute Regional Airport

45. Target shoot at the indoor range at Top Guns

46. Attend the ISU Homecoming Parade

48. Go fishing at Dobbs Park Pond

49. Dance the polka at OktoberFest

50. Grab pizza & a beer at the Ballyhoo

51. Play a match at the Tennis Bubble

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

53. Borrow a book (or an armful!) from the Vigo County Public Library

54. Have a picnic at Collett Park

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 with 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

66. Listen to live music at The Verve

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

68. Eat strawberry shortcake at the downtown Strawberry Festival

69. Look through the viewing scopes at Dewey Point

71. Experience Harry & Bud’s

72. Attend Miracle on 7th Street Christmas Festival

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

75. Browse vinyl records at The Local Vinyl

76. Have a beer at the Terre Haute Brewing Co., Sonka, Afterburner Brewing or Treehouse Bar and Grill

77. Celebrate the Birthplace of the Coca Cola Bottle Festival

78. Get coffee from Federal Coffee and Fine Foods, Little Bear Coffee Co. or Loose Goose Coffee Co.

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

80. Skate at the Wigwam Skate Rink

81. Visit the alpacas and chickens at 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. Learn how to crochet, macrame or paint a canvas at Makers Studio at 12 Points

86. Visit Stiffy Green and see Terre Haute history 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 Hill Tree Farm

90. Relax by the fountain at Indiana State University

91. Tour the Christmas Lights Display at Deming Park

92. Attend a concert at the The Mill

93. Watch a demolition derby at the Vigo County Fair

94. Walk the Prairie Restoration path at Dobbs Park

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

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

97. Take the kids to The Bouncin Barn

98. Enjoy the barbecue at Rick’s Smokehouse

99. Play pickle ball at Brittlebank Park

100. Visit the White Chapel at Rose-Hulman

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