Summer Bucket List: 37 Places to Visit in Terre Haute with Kids!

Today I get to introduce you to one of my local friends who is always sending me tips for fun things to do and fabulous places to visit in Terre Haute — Leslie Wright. If anyone knows how to squeeze in as much Terre Haute fun as possible, it’s Leslie. And if you’ve been to any Terre Haute events for kids and families, you’ve probably bumped into Leslie. So to kick off summer in Terre Haute (and the lovely cities surrounding us in the Wabash Valley), I asked Leslie if she would share her Summer Bucket List.

Thanks to Leslie, I basically have my whole summer planned!

Fun places to visit and things to do in Terre Haute

  1. Canoe at ISU Sycamore Outdoor Center
  2. Watch a Drive-In movie at Cinema 67 in Spencer, Indiana
  3. Go Fishing at Maple Avenue Nature Park
  4. Take a paddle boat ride at Shakamak State Park
  5. Catch fireflies
  6. Make sno-cones (find an easy, three-ingredient recipe HERE)
  7. Visit the Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum
  8. Attend a Rex baseball gamePlaces to visit in Terre Haute with kids
  9. Host a lemonade stand
  10. Ride a pony at Turkey Run State Park (guided pony rides around the stable for small children, and horseback riding trails for older)
  11. Build sand castles at Hawthorne Park beach
  12. Set off fireworks
  13. Pick strawberries Ditzler Orchard Strawberry Picking
  14. Hike Cataract Falls (the largest waterfall in Indiana)
  15. Check out the Petting Zoo at Vigo County Fair
  16. Visit the Terre Haute Fire-Police Museum
  17. Have a treat at Green Acres Dairy Barn
  18. Attend a free outdoor concert
  19. Make homemade ice cream
  20. Take the dog to play at the new Bark Park
  21. Splash at Tiger Falls Splash Park in Paris, IL
  22. Camp at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Bloomington, IndianaJellystone Park in Bloomington, IN
  23. Join the summer reading program at the Vigo County Public Library
  24. Go roller skating
  25. Cool off at Freedom Springs Water Park in Greenwood
  26. Picnic and observe waterfall at Markle Mill Dam
  27. Play putt putt golf at Bogey’s Family Fun
  28. Learn to find constellations by attending a program at The John C. Hook Memorial Observatory
  29. Free tennis lessons.
  30. Visit all of the “Little Free Libraries” in town
  31. Tour Atlantis Aquatics GardenFun places to visit in Terre Haute, Indiana with kids!
  32. Hike/picnic/cloud watch at Prairie Creek Park
  33. Search for/hide geocaches near all of the “Wabash Valley ArtSpaces”
  34.  Join the “Kids Bowl Free” program at Springhill Bowling. Strikerz Party Play is only $3 on Mondays and Thursdays
  35. Make homemade ice cream
  36. Take a scenic bike ride on the Heritage Trail
  37. Tour Inland Aquatics “Hautean Ocean”Things to do and places to visit in Terre Haute this summer!

After seeing that list, I’m sure you understand why I think Leslie is awesome! If/when you run into her at any of these places, thank her for sharing her ideas with us!

Is there anything else you’d add?

Haute Happenings Summer Bucket List: 37 places to visit in Terre Haute

Before you go, don’t forget to look over our other posts that are essential to having an epic summer in the Wabash Valley!

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