Discover the best top things to do in Highland, United States including Albanese Candy Factory, Shrine of the Christ's Passion, Community Veterans Memorial, Escape Room NWI, Edge Adventures NW Indiana - Deep River, Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co., Wicker Memorial Park, Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, BRIDGES' SCOREBOARD RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR, Ryan Round Barn.
Restaurants in Highland
4.5 based on 434 reviews
Great outlet for the candy lover in the family. The chocolate lover..the chocolate covered raisins or the chocolate covered pecans. Of course they carry gummy bears.worms etc. Too. Sugar free candy is in ample supply. Friendly staff. Can't go wrong here.
5 based on 89 reviews
Imagine the opportunity of sitting with Jesus at the last supper table. The apostles have not yet arrived, so it's just you and Jesus. Or how about being witness to Pontius Pilate looking down on Jesus and he turns and asks you, what do you say? Do you want to set him free or do you say crucify him? That's what you get when you go to St John's Indiana to see the shrine of Christ's passion. You're actually put in these situations and it can have a profound effect on you. I hope all Christians take the time to walk the different stations.
4.5 based on 88 reviews
Community Veterans Memorial is a 6.5 acre park featuring bronze and granite sculptures, and life-size monuments to depict the major military conflicts that shaped the 20th Century. The memorial imparts a reflective and provocative vision for peace. From the trenches of World War I through the Pacific beaches and European battles of World War II, the extreme weather and combat conditions of Korea, the rugged brutal fire fights of Vietnam, and the sandy sea of Desert Storm, the memorial pays the highest tribute to all veterans. A commemorative brick pathway leads visitors on their journey through history. Individuals and groups are invited to take self-guided tours in which several stations provide pre-recorded information about the defining wars of the 20th Century. Guided tours are also available.
This should be visited by every veteran who passes through Northwest Indiana, preferably with family/friends as it can be overwhelming. A forgone conclusion is a visit to VFW Post 6448 in Dyer or American Legion Post 697 in Lansing but we managed to try a third option hidden in the industrial park behind the memorial (Three Floyds Brewery) and the entire staff made us feel more welcome than previously thought possible.
5 based on 30 reviews
My husband and I are avid game room enthusiasts. We were making a trip to Chicago and wanted to hit a few on our way. We decided on this one as one of our stops. It was noon and I was in the process of booking the 1:30 room. I didn't put "2" people accidentally so I went back to fix it and the game was gone. I reset, exited and reentered....nothing. it was gone. So my husband called and they asked how many people....he said 2. They informed him that it takes their employees that amount of time to get there when a room is booked. I find it difficult to believe 5 mitues would have made a huge difference. Out of the dozens of rooms we have been to, never have we ran across this type of scenerio. My advice would be to book way in advance to ensure someone can make it there to run the game for you.
5 based on 26 reviews
Edge Adventures are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
Recently went to Edge Adventures for my birthday with a group of friends. Loved the different course options (we had people who are afraid of heights and people who are more dare-devil like in our group) and that we could go at our pace. We had a very fun experience and it was something different for everyone to try.
4.5 based on 53 reviews
Ok, the shakes with the homemade whipped cream and cookies are KILLER, the candies are superb, and the atmosphere is quaint. Like many, I was introduced to the deliciousness of Gayety's by my mom at the former location on Commercial Avenue in Chicago (any one else a bit intimidated by old man Papageorge behind the register with his gigantic cigar?). Since then the establishment has been going strong under the guidance of his nephew Lee and then Jim (Lee's son). NOT the place to go if you are watching your caloric intake but sooooo worth the occasional splurge!
4.5 based on 25 reviews
I love the walking trail. There is a Splash Pad, Doggie Park, Golf Course, Play ground, Shelters for pick nicks....Great Place to relax
4.5 based on 163 reviews
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to preserving the environment, educating the public, and conserving a natural space for guests to enjoy. Situated on a beautiful 330-acre oak preserve of formal gardens, and restored woodlands, wetlands, and prairie, Taltree hosts a variety of public classes, exhibits, and events. During visits, guests can explore approximately 6 miles of hiking trails and diverse landscapes, relax in the formal gardens, visit animals in the children's garden, enjoy the intricate Railway Garden, and more.
The place is very nice. A real enjuyable afternoon.
Trains are great!
Animals are fun.
My beef, the cost. I thought at $8 a head it is way overpriced. I think $10 per car would bring them lots more people.
I'm from Chicago. Morton arboretum and the Botanic Gardens are much nicer and I think both free?
We, as a group kept going 3? 4? all afternoon. I could not get over the price, sorry. It is a lovely place and no matter what your age you will have a nice afternoon.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
So many televisions, you can't beat it for watching the Sunday afternoon football games. I prefer to sit in the area next to the bar as it is a little quieter than the huge party room in the back. My favorite thing to order is the BLT salad. It is huge and I estimate there is close to a pound of bacon along with fresh lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and toast points along with a homemade salad dressing. It literally is to die for!
We usually go there for St. Patrick's Day dinner because the Corned Beef and Cabbage is probably the best in the area. Be sure and go early and be prepared to wait as the restaurant fills up fast. Last year we waited for close to an hour as more corned beef was being cooked, bad timing on our part but definitely worth the wait.
Their wings are great and there are specials during the week when you can get a really good deal. I also like the soup, it tastes homemade and goes well with the basket of cheese and bread sticks served when you first take your table.
The wait staff has alway been good, never pushy, remembers everything and always around to fill my drink.
5 based on 9 reviews
Our Camping Club recently visited the Ryan Round Barn in Kewanee, Illinois. It was constructed by Dr. Laurence Ryan in 1910 for his Black Angus cattle, imported from Scotland. Dr. Ryan was born in the 1860's and enjoyed a reputation as an international brain surgeon and also was a pioneer in plastic surgery. The barn was completed in 1910 at a cost of $9600 and is a true round barn. It is 85-feet in diameter and 90-foot high to the cupola. The horizontal siding is made of pine and was said to have been soaked overnight in a nearby pond in order to be made pliable enough to bend onto the convex exterior wall. The loft is capable of holding 250 tons of loose hay. Today the barn houses a large display of antique machinery and other artifacts of farm days past. The barn was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places on December 31, 1974. Our group thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to others. The admission was $2-3 per person.
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