Terre Haute, Indiana is Ready to Host Your Next Sporting Event

Close to Cincinnati and St. Louis, This small town on the Indiana/Illinois border offers parks, museums and some top-notch venues.

Introduction

Terre Haute, Indiana

An abundance of museums makes it a great town in which to learn and explore—venture over to the Indiana Track & Field & Cross Country Hall of Fame Museum,  Terre Haute Children’s Museum or check out the military memorabilia on display at the Veterans Memorial Museum. Ready to head outdoors? This Hoosier State gem boasts a multitude of parks where children can play and adults can spend some time relaxing in the sun.

Popular Activities

  • The Terre Haute Action Track is a ½ mile dirt track located at the Vigo County Fairgrounds. It hosts USAC midget and sprint cars. Notable drivers have included A J Foyt, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

  • The Veteran’s Memorial Museum honors veterans from all branches of the military service. This 2,000-plus square feet commemorative space is filled with a variety of military memorabilia from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 177-acre Deming Park is home to a miniature train for children to ride, fields for softball and an ADA-certified playground.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

“It would not be possible to provide the many soccer programs and events without the support of the many volunteers, soccer families, local businesses, colleges, universities and especially the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau.”

— Jim Wilkey, VCYSA Tournament Director
and Past President

Find Your Perfect Terre Haute Facility

Facility Spotlight

Hulman Mini-Speedway

Sports Covered: Racing

The Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association (THQMA) is based at the Hulman Mini-Speedway. Quarter Midget Racing is a family-oriented sport that involves racing that is designed specifically for kids aged five to 16. Racing is divided into many different classes based on age, skill level and motor type.

Springhill Soccer Complex

Sports Covered: Soccer

The Springhill Soccer Complex features 45 soccer fields for varying ages from four to 13 years of age. It is home to the Vigo County Youth Soccer Association and host of the Midwest Soccer Classic.

Vigo County Aquatic Center

Sports Covered: Swimming

The Vigo County Aquatic Center, opened in 2016, is a 50-meter-by- 25-yard competition and teaching pool. It is an Olympic-sized pool that has 10- and 50-meter training lanes. The 10-by-15-foot video board can show live competition. The center can seat up to 500 people for major events and is the home to three Vigo County High School swim teams, as well as the Terre Haute Torpedos, a local swim club.

LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course

Sports Covered: Cross Country

This world-class, 240-acre course, located just east of downtown Terre Haute at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center, has the distinction of being one of the few purpose-built cross country courses in the world, as well as one of the most spectator-friendly distance running courses. It has been home to the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Regional, Division III Regional and Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. It has also hosted the Indiana State High School Championship Meet, Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional Meet, and numerous invitational and championship meets.

Griffin Bike Park

Sports Covered: Biking

This full spectrum destination riding experience is designed for riders of all ages, skills and abilities. The Veteran-themed bike park was founded on honoring and empowering those who have served our country. This unique bike park has several specialized riding areas designed to provide a wide range of features for special riding style and disciplines. Griffin Bike Park also has a new “Freedom Trail” designed especially for those with differing disabilities and using adaptive equipment. With a 5-acre terrain park, a basic training skills park, loop trail and racing venues all designed for large scale, national level races makes this park worth visiting.

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David Patterson

David Patterson

Executive Director

Telephone: 812-234-5555