What's there to do in Terre Haute? Plenty!
Stop downtown to visit our art museum or brand new children's museum. Enjoy our historic nearby parks such as Deming Park or Hawthorn Park. Walk, run or ride your bike on the National Road Heritage Trail - you can hop on it just behind the Rose-Hulman sports fields and walk about five miles east to downtown Terre Haute. Shop at Honey Creek Mall or any of our collections of specialty shops. Terre Haute has two movie multi-plexes, lazer tag, mini-golf, bowling, roller rink, Community Theatre of Terre Haute, Terre Haute Symphony, a thriving farmers market, and great festivals and entertainment. You can find an events calendar, restaurants, activities, shopping and more from the Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau. Need to chill with friends or have a different place to study? Java Haute and Starbucks coffee shops are just down the road, and they love Rose-Hulman students!
More about Terre Haute
Terre Haute: Early French fur traders gave us the name Terre Haute, French for "high ground," referring to the way the land overlooks the Wabash River, an early-American lifeline of the Midwest.
Just as Terre Haute was a key port in the water trade, and a bustling "cross-roads of America" in the heyday of rail, it is also the location of America's first federally funded interstate highway. Just east of the school, at the historic landmark Clabber Girl sign, vintage 1930s, you can begin your trip down our segment of that Historic National Road, U.S. 40. Located in southwestern Indiana, Terre Haute is a city of about 61,000 residents who are friendly with Hoosier hospitality and Midwestern values. Our city has two television stations, a symphony, several parks, a tight-knit art scene, and plenty of concerts and festivals. There are also three other colleges here in town: Indiana State University, with about 10,000 students, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, a smaller women's college, and Ivy Tech Community College. It's a great place to go to school.
Looking for some big city action? Indianapolis is just an hour away by car and once there you'll find a major metropolitan city with professional sports, major cultural programs, great shopping, dining and lots of fun places to hang out.
We're also within two hours of Big Ten schools like Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Illinois. Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis are each within a three-hour drive.