The 10 Best Things to Do in Highland, United States

January 25, 2018 Mollie Coke

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

1. Albanese Candy Factory

5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947 +1 219-947-3070
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

Albanese Candy Factory

Reviewed By woodjan - Hobart, Indiana

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.

2. Shrine of the Christ's Passion

10630 Wicker Ave, Saint John, IN 46373-8809 +1 219-365-6010
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 89 reviews

Shrine of the Christ's Passion

Reviewed By Caryn K - Las Vegas, Nevada

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.

3. Community Veterans Memorial

9710 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321 +1 219-836-3392
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Community Veterans Memorial

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.

Reviewed By Tikilounge_SEA - New York City, New York

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.

4. Escape Room NWI

830 Cedar Pkwy, Schererville, IN 46375-1200 +1 219-595-9197
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 30 reviews

Escape Room NWI

Reviewed By Misty D

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. Edge Adventures NW Indiana - Deep River

9001 E Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point, IN 46307-8825
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 26 reviews

Edge Adventures NW Indiana - Deep River

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!

Reviewed By Cassy S - Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

6. Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co.

3306 Ridge Rd, Lansing, IL 60438-3112 +1 800-491-0755
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co.

Reviewed By ktjmitchell - Frankfort, Illinois

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!

7. Wicker Memorial Park

8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322-1570 +1 219-838-3420
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Wicker Memorial Park

Reviewed By Mmoy4 - Highland, Indiana

I love the walking trail. There is a Splash Pad, Doggie Park, Golf Course, Play ground, Shelters for pick nicks....Great Place to relax

8. Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385-9230 +1 219-462-0025
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

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.

Reviewed By john b - Valparaiso, Indiana

The place is very nice. A real enjuyable afternoon.
Trains are great!
Animals are fun.
Beautiful surroundings.
Great flowers.
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.

9. BRIDGES' SCOREBOARD RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR

121 N Griffith Blvd, Griffith, IN 46319-2153 +1 219-924-2206
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

BRIDGES' SCOREBOARD RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR

Reviewed By Susan G

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.

10. Ryan Round Barn

28616 Sauk Trail Rd, Kewanee, IL 61443-8104 +1 309-852-4262
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Ryan Round Barn

Reviewed By Kris R - Mapleton, Illinois

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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