13 Best Things To Do in Terre Haute

In the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, lies the beautiful and mesmerizing city of Terre Haute. It lies close to the popular city of Illinois which imparts an additional geographical benefit to the place for tourism. It lies along the eastern bank of the Wabash River. The Wabash River has shaped the physical geography of Terre Haute so much so that the name Terre Haute meaning ‘Highland’ was coined by French explorers in the 18th century.

Though there are a plenty of tourist attractions in Terre Haute, we have a bucket list for you. Here is the list of Best places to visit in Terre Haute.

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Let's exploreTerre Haute points of interest and 15 best things to do in Terre Haute:

1. Deming Park

Covering an area of 177 acres, Deming Park is the largest municipal park in Terre Haute. It has OakleyPlaygroundd, Golf Course, Public Pool, athletic courts, two lakes and few more setups within its arrangement. The park is very well maintained. It has something to offer for both children and adults. It has got several arrangements for family functions and picnic. There are special displays in the park during special occasions like Christmas and Easter.

2. Clabber Girl Museum

Are you a food lover? Do you love bakery the most? This is the place to be at then. The Clabber Girl Museum is dedicated to Clabber Girl- the oldest brand of bakery in the United States. It also features history of the city of terra Haute and American bakery- how they have evolved in the past two centuries. It remains closed on Sundays. By appointment you will get to take a tour of the museum and enjoy the culinary demo.

3. Candles Holocaust Museum

It is a small yet powerful museum in Terra Haute that depicts people about Holocaust. It was founded by the survivor Eva Mozes Kor. It makes you question about your own conscience and shows what a holocaust inflicts on people. There are short sessions which are very informative. You can use technology to talk to Eva and ask her questions. There are also many artifacts displayed here that will move you from within with empathy. This place has a lot for both children and adults and is a great way to not let the future generations forget about such times in history.

4. Terre Haute Children’s Museum

You are on a vacation with your children and have had a lot of fun, but your toddler and pre-school kids aren’t yet satisfied? Take them to the Terre Haute children’s museum. Many interactive games and exhibits will excite them and keep them occupied all day. There’s a lot for them to do and learn here rather than just see or read about things. Your kids will also have a fun day exclusively of their kind for a day during the vacation.

5. Swope Art Museum

For an art connoisseur, this place is heavenly! It has more than two levels where art pieces from various artists are displayed. On the second level, local arts are displayed while the museum also houses paintings that are masterpieces in the world. It is quite informative and there are many artists whose art has been displayed here. The entry is free, yet it’s not crowded and is a very quiet place.

6. Terre Haute Brewing Company

For the real beer lovers, brewed beer is above all- bottled beer, draught beer! In hot brewing summer afternoon, nothing is better than mugs of brewed beer. Go to Terre Haute Brewing Company for drinking amazing varieties of brewed beer. It is a quaint place that also serves good food. Stiffy green is a famous beer served at this place and they play music on weekends.

7. Dobbs Memorial Park and Nature Centre

A good picnic spot, Dobbs memorial park is a great place to spend the day at. It is a calm and serene place which is very well maintained. It has a Native American Museum too. There is a small pond in the park with ducks and geese. You can also fish in the pond. This place has something to offer to everyone. Beautiful nature trail and picnic at a peaceful spot- you can do everything here.

8. Vigo County Historical Society Museum

Not everyone likes to visit a museum while on a vacation. But Vigo County museum is a great museum that is expanding further. It is a local history museum. Knowing about local history of the place you are on a vacation at only expands your knowledge. This gives you a better experience of vacation at the place as you can well understand and feel its food, culture and local attractions.

9. Griffin Bike Park

The Griffin Bike Park is a great place for riders of all age. Even hikers can have fun here. People who love mountain biking will have a blast here, while those who like to take a stroll with their dogs will also have a good share of their time. While biking and hiking you will cross lake and a terrain park that the Bike Park houses.

10. Terre Haute Masonic Temple

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A classic revival style Masonic temple, it is four stories tall with a basement too. Don’t miss visiting this place in Terre Haute. It houses many Masonic items and old Masonic documents to view. The first floor has a ballroom, parlor, library, card room. The second-floor houses restrooms, lounge area and lodge room. The fourth floor is mostly occupied by storage and an organ loft.

11. Yogurt in love

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The name well suggests how you are going to fall in love with yogurt all over again once you taste it from here. Almost 50 varieties of yogurt, ice creams, gelato, and sorbet are served here. It is priced moderately and has a very family friendly atmosphere. Moreover, you can also organize a party or family event here. They have arrangements in place.

12. Fowler Park

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It is one of the most versatile parks in the city. There are a beach and a lake in the park. One has to pay nominal parking fee here. It’s a great place to spend a lazy afternoon amidst beautiful nature, lakeside, breezy atmosphere and greenery. Carry your own food and beverage here and relish it in the park.

13. Boot City Opry

A great place to be at on Saturday nights, Boot City Opry is a must visit in Terre Haute, Indiana. All kinds of music, refreshment and many more things will entertain you to the core. You can buy tickets for shows and music here online or even on the spot. Not just music of all kinds, but also humorous shows are held here. Tourists love the hospitality here.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Terre Haute, Indiana

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  1. Terre Haute First Baptist Church

    # 1 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute | Added 4 times in trip plans
    Terre Haute First Baptist Church

    Tags: Church

    Address: 4701 Poplar St, Terre Haute, IN 47803, USA

    Terre Haute First Baptist Church worships the Lord in a modern as well as a traditional way and promotes the teachings of the Christ. A visit to the church will help to relax your mind and soul. The b...Read more

  2. Kenneth E. Smith Memorial Labyrinth

    # 2 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute
    Kenneth E. Smith Memorial Labyrinth Image

    Tags: Memorial

    Address: Terre Haute, IN 47803, USA

    Kenneth E. Smith Memorial Labyrinth is a renowned labyrinth which was developed in 2003. Its diameter is 80 foot and the concreted walkway provides you 34 turns. It gives access to handicapped persons...Read more

  3. Wabash Valley Family Sports Center

    # 3 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute | Added 78 times in trip plans
    Wabash Valley Family Sports Center

    Tags: Outdoors, Sport, Arena, Play Ground

    Address: 599 S Tabortown St, Terre Haute, IN 47803, USA

    Wabash Valley Family Sports Center is a sports facility and gym that offers opportunities for indulging in varied activities. Most of the people visit here for the cross-country course which is challe...Read more

  4. Indiana State University Memorial Stadium

    # 4 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute | Added 16 times in trip plans
    Indiana State University Memorial Stadium

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    Address: 3300 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803, USA

    Established between the years 1923 and 1924, the Memorial Stadium is one of the properties of the Indiana State University. It is also the home ground of the Indiana State Sycamores baseball team. App...Read more

  5. New Life Fellowship

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    New Life Fellowship

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 7849 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803, USA

    The New Life Fellowship church is like a family outside your home where you can start a new life with the church people dedicated to the service of Christ. There are Bible studies and spiritual classe...Read more

  6. Oakley Park

    # 6 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute
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    Tags: Park

    Address: College Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47802, USA

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    Matthew Long

    Usually the grass needs cute. The park is always trashed just trash all over. We live walking distance but drive to cleaner parks. Good to play basketball.

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  7. Highland Lawn Cemetery

    # 7 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute | Added 40 times in trip plans
  8. St Stephen's Episcopal Church

    # 8 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute | Added 24 times in trip plans
    St Stephen's Episcopal Church Image

    Tags: Church

    Address: 215 N 7th St

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
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    William Streeter

    Baptized, confirmed and married in 1956!! Still married and we have found memories of St. Stephens and all the people we know and have known from this Church.☺️

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  9. Maryland Community Church - Highway 46

    # 9 of 334 Things To Do in Terre Haute | Added 2 times in trip plans
    Maryland Community Church - Highway 46 Image

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    Address: S., 4700 IN-46, Terre Haute, IN 47802, USA

    Timings: 08:00 am - 12:15 pm Details
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    Jennifer Livings

    We went there for their Easter egg hunt. It was super packed and you could barely move around. The people were friendly but they ran out of cookies and it seemed a bit unorganized. I believe it would'...

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