Terre Haute Travel Guide

  • The Old Baroque Indiana Theater
    The Old Baroque Indiana Theater
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  • The Haute's Walk of Fame
    The Haute's Walk of Fame
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  • The Crossroads
    The Crossroads
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Terre Haute Things to Do

  • Indiana Theater

    The Indiana Theater, or most commonly just shortened to be the "Indiana" is a famous landmark in town. It is a registered and protected building, but yet it is till in operation.The theater offers discount films on regular schedule, but also has the possibility for live productions which it also presents on occasion.The Spanish Baroque style...

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  • The Crossroads

    One of the mottos of Terre Haute, is "The Crossroads of America".Quite literally, Terre Haute was the original intersection between the principle roads spanning the big US. US-40 going east-west, as well as US-41 going north-south crossed in downtown, feeding millions of early migrating families.

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  • Walk of Fame

    Did you know that Terre Haute has a Walk of Fame? It is small and relatively low-key, but it does highlight many of the local celebrities and influential people. Maybe it is not the prime reason to come visit, but if you are a history buff and can manage a two minute walk, it will give you a sense of local pride.

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  • Saint in Terre Haute

    One of the nice places to go to is in Saint Mary of the Woods College which is run by Providence sisters. Saint Theodore Guerin who was canonized in 2006 is one of the forerunners of this place. You will see here her exposed 3 finger bones and they have a small museum where you will see her things like her desk, her footwear etc. They have also the...

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  • Clabber Girl Museum & Bake Shop

    Museum Hours:Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Sunday - ClosedBake Shop Hours:Monday through Friday - 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.Sunday - ClosedVisit the website for more information!

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  • Fowler Park & Pioneer Village

    Named after Capt. Eugene R. Fowler, who became the first American victim of the Vietnam War, Fowler park offers over 440 acres of recreation. There are picnic ares, lakes, fishing, hiking, camp ground, etc.Pioneer Village is a traditional folk village showing the pioneer days of the 1820's.During the summer weekends, locals even staff the village...

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  • Deming Park

    If its a beautiful sunshiny day, its nice to spend the afternoon in Deming Park. You can go jogging, take the kids to the big playground, go fishing, pack a picnic basket and just enjoy nature. There is also a big pool with a twisting slide which is fun for both adults and kids alike. The playground has 2 areas, one for the little ones and one for...

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  • Current Event Calendar Links

    Use these links to find out what's going on today in Terre Haute:TribStar's On The Go Calendar for Events & Concerts..http://www.tribstar.com/on_the_go/local_story_082162957.html?keyword=topstoryTribStar's Valley Datebook Calendar for Community Happenings..http://www.tribstar.com/valley_datebook/local_story_086163956.html?keyword=topstoryWHTI...

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  • Historic National Road US 40

    Here is the main website for the Indiana portion of the Historic National Road- check out the "What's New" Section for a list of local events and celebrations along the historic highway...http://www.indiananationalroad.org/Here are some historic US 40 Stops in Terre Haute ...1931 Gas Station,4480 Wabash Ave, Terre HauteBelieve it or not, this small...

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Terre Haute Hotels

  • Candlewood Suites Terre Haute

    721 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47807, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hilton Garden Inn Terre Haute

    750 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47807, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Drury Inn Terre Haute

    Nice place-everything is located there Pool & "Holidome" area, lounge, and great food

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Terre Haute Restaurants

  • Best Sushi in Town

    Terre Haute does not often get to boast of ethnic foods and variable spice palates. However time passes and the little hamlet becomes a little more cosmopolitan every day. With that change you get places like Umi Grill. It is the best sushi in town and if you ask any local they will all agree and point you to the same place.The outside of the...

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  • Good Cafe & Coffee House

    The Coffee Grounds has been in town for many years, it has become a landmark location. It is a meeting point for many, a study hall for others and still a place to get your caffeine fix with a bite to eat. The inside is typically quiet for those looking to study or catch up on their reading and although it is popular, there are typically a few...

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  • Bed and Breakfast

    Our very favorite place to have lunch is in the tea room of the Sycamore Bed and Breakfast. It is in an old restored farm house. They have 3 room that are used for dining. Two are filled with lovely antiques and the third is a sunporch that has a lot of windows so one can look out in the garden while enjoying your meal.We have celebrated many...

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  • Highly Recommened Chinese Food

    I am not at all Chinese but I love Chinese food so much! This is the place to go to in Terre Haute! Its clean and is owned by a Chinese family whose mother used to cook for one of China's royal families. There are no buffet style meals here. The food is very tasty and you can ask the waiter to cook you something that is not in the menu if you have...

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  • Delicious food, good prices, nice...

    We stop at MCL Meadows at 25th & Poplar in Terre Haute every year as we cruise in our van from the Mojave Desert to visit friends and relatives all the way to Akron, Ohio. The restaurant is cafeteria-style, but very nice with a clientele of family-type folks. No rowdies, just people who know where to get excellent family-style food at reasonable...

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  • A great place for steak

    Awesome local establishment that serves outstanding food in a great enviroment! Worth the cost-it ain't no chain place! Quality!! They are all great

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Terre Haute Nightlife

  • Oldest Brew House

    It is a historical land mark and a microbrew!! Two for the price of one...M Mogger's Brewery was founded in 1837 and stayed in business (after joining Terre Haute Brewing Company in 1889) until 1953.Its a comfortable locals place, with some good food and plenty of beers to choose from. Possibly the biggest beer menu in town.! Completely casual.

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  • Nightlife exists

    There is night life in TH! Besides Sonkas Irish Pub--which is sort of a local "Cheers" just east of downtown. Tthe Verve nightclub has live Blues most weekends and a cool atmosphere -also in downtown. TKs sports bar is more local/sports bar/after work crowd but if you like that its fun-it in the north industrial park. The Tap Room is connected with...

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  • One of the OLDEST BREWERIES IN THE U.S.

    LIKE DRINKING OLD-TIME BEER IN A MUSEUM !IN 1837 a brewery was established in this building. Mike Rowe and wife Terri have renovated the property and are brewing an early recipe of beer from this site along with 2 others + root beer

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Terre Haute Shopping

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    by AnneAlex Written Apr 18, 2008

    Big Lots, TJ Maxx, Kirkland's Home, Super Walmart, Kmart, GFS, Sam's Club, Several different Thrift Stores, etc. Discount shopping is NOT hard to find here.

    What to buy: Terre Haute is considered to be a shopping mecca for the surrounding rural areas. Because of this, you'll find plenty of bargain and bulk shopping available in Terre Haute. While the city does not have a Target, it does have a mall with Macy's, Elder Bearman, Sears, and JC Penny.

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Terre Haute Warnings and Dangers

  • The people

    This area is tough on interacting with people. They are perceived as rude, but it is just shyness and afraid to make eye contact.Many older folks appear to be grumpy! They might not be able to winter in Florida so they are just angry at the world.Some folks feel they are rednecks (technically-too far north), they are just old county type...

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  • Sweetest people in the USA

    I'm sorry you had an unpleasant experiance in Terre Haute. I'm guessing you didn't get off the beaten path and into town. I have lived here my entire life and the people here are the nicest people i have ever met. But i do agree, around Interstate 70 where the travelers are, they can be rude. But remember, they are tired travelers, not all are...

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Terre Haute Tourist Traps

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    by biltwn93 Written May 23, 2004

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    Don't go for the chain food places-Texas Roadhouse, IHOP, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc... Packed and they are not worth to cost and wait to get in!!!

    Unique Suggestions: Look for the local places for a good meal.

    Fun Alternatives: Western Ribeye, American Legion Post on the north end of 41, Saratoga, and many of the local taverns have Italian or German meals!

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Terre Haute What to Pack

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    by AnneAlex Written Apr 18, 2008

    Miscellaneous: There are some places in Terre Haute that are still cash-only, no credit-cards accepted. It's typically the really local places that serve great food... so if you plan to wander off the beaten path, make sure you have cash on hand.

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Terre Haute Off The Beaten Path

  • Shakamak State Park

    Located in west central Indiana, Shakamak is a reservoir that has been turned into an oasis. To the east is rolling farm land. Bloomington is just 20 miles away. To the southwest, lies the coal fields of Indiana. Huge strip mines have recontoured the land. FOrest have disappeared and begun to return. But here at Shakamak it is quiet and peaceful....

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  • Fun stuff

    Inland Aquatics is a really cool fish hatchery, last I knew the world's largest indoor. The fish are beautiful and the emplyees will give you a tour for --low cost. Clabber Girl museum is neat, too. As of 2004 they added on quite a bit and have some old Hulman memorabilia (Hulman also owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for racing fans) they are...

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  • Fairbanks Park. It's on 1st...

    Fairbanks Park. It's on 1st street, right along the Wabash River. It's a beautiful park and is great to take a walk in on a crisp fall day. Not very large or alot to do, but nice to look at anyway. There's also an interesting structure there that I have no idea what it is.. (pictured)

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Terre Haute Favorites

  • Historic Roots

    While it may not come high on the tourist lists, if you enjoy relaxed places and have an appreciation for (American) history, it is worth a stop. Just go to the Historic Registry office and get the listing of the local landmarks.Its old colonial style manors with their large porches and prominent facades are ubiquitous. There are hundreds, possibly...

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  • History in Terre Haute

    ...well, I'd just enjoy the old buildings. I'd start with a visit to the Historical Society Museum which I finally got to in June 2003.Vigo County Historical Museum1411 S. Sixth StreetHours 1-4Eugene V. Debs Home451 N. Eighth Street (812) 232-2163 or www.eugenevdebs.com Farrington Grove Historic Residential District Fire and Police MuseumEight &...

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  • Well, there's nothing you MUST...

    Well, there's nothing you MUST do in Terre Haute. Ther's just somethings that are kinda neat if you happen to be stuck there. :) I went to school there for 4.5 years, so there's ALOT of memories that I can't reallypin down to one. Various college stuff including drinking, studying, good friends and coffee at The Coffee Grounds.

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