Terre Haute, IN

Terre Haute, Indiana - Places You Must Visit!

Brennon Hightower


Terre Haute, Indiana was never on my travel bucket list. However, after we started going there quite often for dental appointments and having extra time on our hands, I started exploring the city a little more and discovered numerous places people must visit.

With that in mind, I want to share places you must visit while in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Where is Terre Haute?

But, first, let’s chat a little bit about the city of Terre Haute. Terre Haute is one of the largest cities in the Wabash Valley and is known as the Queen City of the Wabash.

In addition to this, it is known for its higher education institutions, including Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

Given that Terre Haute is known for its high education institutions, it would be ideal to visit each campus, especially if you have children that plan to attend college one day. Giving them exposure to various institutions will allow them to narrow down the type of college they would like to attend.


Addresses to each of these colleges are listed below.

Indiana State University, 200 North 7th Street in Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University is a public university in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was founded in 1865 and offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 75 graduate and professional programs. It has a beautiful campus and is located at 200 North 7th Street in Terre Haute, IN.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN

Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology is a private college specializing in teaching engineering, mathematics, and science. It is located at 5500 Wabash Ave in Terre Haute, IN.

Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute, 8000 South, Education Drive, Terre Haute, IN

Ivy Tech Community College has over 40 locations across Indiana, making their college the largest postsecondary institution of higher education in the state. This particular campus offers career-centric degree programs such as nursing, sonography, and general education. It is located at 8000 South, Education Drive in Terre Haute, IN.


Square Donuts, Two Locations in Terre Haute, IN

Aside from education, Terre Haute offers a lot of restaurants and fast food chains. One of my absolute favorite places to stop at is Square Donuts. Donuts became their family tradition and business in 1967, and has continued through three generations.

Square Donuts offers a variety of square donuts at two locations in Terre Haute and a third location in Bloomington, IN. Donuts are made fresh, smell delicious and taste amazing. It is important to know that hours are limited and you must pay in cash.

Coca-Cola Mural, Downtown Terre Haute

Another neat attraction or sight to see is the Coca-Cola wall mural, right outside of Square Donuts located at 935 Wabash Ave. According to Tribstar, Jack Fralin and Bill Johnson created the nearly 7,000-square-foot Coca-Cola mural which covers the east exterior brick wall of the Vigo County Historical Museum history center on Wabash Avenue - which can be viewed standing in the Square Donuts parking lot.

The sign’s brilliant colors of red, green, brown, gold and white continue to catch the eyes of all those who pass bye.

In addition to this, this particular mural is the largest that Fralin and Johnson have done. It is three stories tall and 140 feet wide. Not only this, but this particular mural commemorates the city where the iconic Coke bottle was designed by Earl R. Dean in 1915 at Root Glass Co. Earl R. Dean has since passed.

Clabber Girl Corporation (Museum), Downtown Terre Haute, IN

Another notable place to visit while in the downtown area is the Clabber Girl Corporation (Museum) located at 900 Wabash Ave in downtown Terre Haute, IN.

Clabber Girl is proud of its heritage. While it is technically a corporation, it is known as being a museum. The first floor of the company's headquarters has been restored to include a museum, bake shop, artisan coffee-roasting operations, and culinary classroom.

At the location, the history of the company is celebrated and visitors can interact with the Clabber Girl family of products. For those wishing to learn more or visit, you can use the Terre Haute trip maker app to plan your time in Terre Haute.

More Museums! Museums! Museums!

While Terre Haute can be known for its multiple higher education institutions, it could very well be known for its museums. Aside from the Clabber Girl Museum, there are some many museums to consider in the city depending on your taste.

For example, earlier I mentioned the Vigo County Historical Museum. But there is also the Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute Children’s Museum and The Candles Holocaust Museum - just to name a few. Each of these museums cater to its own speciality and audience.

Location and additional information on these museums are located below.

Vigo County Historical Museum

Vigo County Historical Museum is a local history museum featuring vintage items and exhibits about the locally designed Coca-Cola bottle. It is located at 929 Wabash Ave in Terre Haute, IN.

Swope Art Museum

Swope Art Museum is an American art museum located at 25 South 7th St. in Terre Haute, IN.

Terre Haute Children’s Museum

Terre Haute Children’s Museum is a longtime children's museum with a variety of interactive exhibits on science and technology. It is located at 727 Wabash Ave in Terre Haute, IN.

Candles Holocaust Museum

Candles Holocaust Museum educates the public about the Holocaust. It is located at 1532 South 3rd St. in Terre Haute, IN.


Don’t Forget the Parks!

Aside from the buildings and attractions, let me not forget to the list the variety of beautiful parks that are in Terre Haute. Parks include the Griffin Bike Park, Hawthorn Park and DObbs Park - just to name a few.

Final Thoughts

With Terre Haute having so much to offer its visitors, I would recommend having a look at Things to Do in Terre Haute or using the Terre Haute app that I mentioned earlier.

Where are your favorite places in Terre Haute?

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