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!
- Canoe at ISU Sycamore Outdoor Center
- Watch a Drive-In movie at Cinema 67 in Spencer, Indiana
- Go Fishing at Maple Avenue Nature Park
- Take a paddle boat ride at Shakamak State Park
- Catch fireflies
- Make sno-cones (find an easy, three-ingredient recipe HERE)
- Visit the Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum
- Attend a Rex baseball game
- Host a lemonade stand
- Ride a pony at Turkey Run State Park (guided pony rides around the stable for small children, and horseback riding trails for older)
- Build sand castles at Hawthorne Park beach
- Set off fireworks
- Pick strawberries
- Hike Cataract Falls (the largest waterfall in Indiana)
- Check out the Petting Zoo at Vigo County Fair
- Visit the Terre Haute Fire-Police Museum
- Have a treat at Green Acres Dairy Barn
- Attend a free outdoor concert
- Make homemade ice cream
- Take the dog to play at the new Bark Park
- Splash at Tiger Falls Splash Park in Paris, IL
- Camp at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Bloomington, Indiana
- Join the summer reading program at the Vigo County Public Library
- Go roller skating
- Cool off at Freedom Springs Water Park in Greenwood
- Picnic and observe waterfall at Markle Mill Dam
- Play putt putt golf at Bogey’s Family Fun
- Learn to find constellations by attending a program at The John C. Hook Memorial Observatory
- Free tennis lessons.
- Visit all of the “Little Free Libraries” in town
- Tour Atlantis Aquatics Garden
- Hike/picnic/cloud watch at Prairie Creek Park
- Search for/hide geocaches near all of the “Wabash Valley ArtSpaces”
- Join the “Kids Bowl Free” program at Springhill Bowling. Strikerz Party Play is only $3 on Mondays and Thursdays
- Make homemade ice cream
- Take a scenic bike ride on the Heritage Trail
- Tour Inland Aquatics “Hautean Ocean”
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?
Before you go, don’t forget to look over our other posts that are essential to having an epic summer in the Wabash Valley!