Le Fer Hall in the summer

6 things to do in Terre Haute

Blog | 11.12.2018

One of the perks of being a Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student is the opportunity to live and study in a quiet and peaceful campus. However, because SMWC is located five miles northwest of Terre Haute, students also have easy access to a variety of places to shop, eat and hang out. There’s a lot of things to do in Terre Haute but here are six of them:

1. Eat a square donut at the famous place by the same name!

Closeup of a dozen square donuts

2. Visit Andy Warhol’s famous Marilyn Monroe painting at the Swope Art Museum

Angled view of the Marilyn Monroe painting by Warhol in the Swope Gallery

3. Take a ride through great trails and stunt courses in the nationally-renowned Griffin Bike Park

The Griffin Bike Park entrance with riders standing in the snow underneath

4. Visit statues of famous Hauteans throughout town

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Larry “The Legend” Bird and Max Ehrmann, just to name a few.

The Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Statue.

5. Explore 18 sculptures in public spaces around town

An abstract sculpture in Deming Park

6. Spend some time at the Wabash River

The largest southward-flowing tributary of the Ohio River.

Photo of the Wabash River from Fairbanks Park



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