There are many reasons why Terre Haute is a great place to live, work and play. Below are just a few of our favorite reasons why we love Terre Haute.

Terre Haute is blessed with 4 award winning colleges and universities and an excellent School Corporation.

Indiana State University is the largest public coeducational university in the city situated on 435 acres with 72 buildings in the center of the city of Terre Haute.  Established in 1865 with 6 colleges and over 100 majors.  With the fall enrollment there are 13,584 students.

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology is the #1 undergraduate engineering college in the USA for 20 years in a row. Established in 1874 Rose-Hulman is situated on 200 acres on the east side of Terre Haute.  There are over 2200 undergraduates and about 100 graduate students.

Saint Mary of the Woods College is a coeducational Catholic, liberal arts college located west of the city of Terre Haute.  Founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. 

Wabash Valley Ivy Tech Community College is the states largest public postsecondary institution located south of the city of Terre Haute.

Vigo County School Corporation There are 5 high schools, 5 middle schools and 18 elementary schools located in Vigo County.

Terre Haute has an active vibrant arts community!

Swope Art Museum is located in downtown Terre Haute along the arts corridor. Their mission "The Sheldon Swope Art Museum collects, preserves and celebrates the best in American art with programs and exhibitions designed to engage, stimulate and educate those whose lives it touches; it enhances the culture and contributes to the economic development of the Greater Wabash Valley."

Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra The Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, now in its 90th season, is the oldest professional orchestra in the state of Indiana. Started as a volunteer group of musicians who provided community entertainment, the Terre Haute Symphony has evolved into a group of highly-skilled, paid professional musicians who complete auditions to demonstrate their skill level.

Wabash Valley Art Spaces   Art Spaces, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, is changing the landscape of the city through public art and design. Fifteen unique site-specific public sculptures now add meaning and interest to public places and provide free access to the arts for everyone, all of the time.

Terre Haute Children's Museum  Three stories of fun, laughter and exploration located in the heart of Downtown Terre Haute.

Community Theatre of Terre Haute  entertains, educates, and enriches the community through dramatic arts. They are a volunteer theatre dedicated to producing five varied main stage plays and musicals and one or more Oakley Stage (featuring smaller casts in a more intimate theatre space) productions.

Arts Illiana holds gallery exhibitions as an opportunity for our bistate, Indiana and Illinois, artists to show their fine work.  Art work from a wide variety of mediums is represented. 

Terre Haute has a thriving downtown! 

Downtown Terre Haute Inc.