The Candles Holocaust Museum was built in 1995 in Terre Haute by Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor. As Indiana’s only Holocaust museum, it strives to prevent prejudice by educating visitors about the Holocaust.
Whether your destination is in Indiana or you’re passing through on your way out of state, you’re going to want to plan a pit stop or two at these great places to stop on I-70 in Indiana! The highway brings travelers through Indiana from Ohio in the east and Illinois in the west. Along this route, you’ll encounter small towns, our capital city and great points in between. You’ll find the perfect pit stop at one or more of these 30+ places to stop along I-70 in Indiana, all just 15 minutes or less off the interstate.
Places to Stop by Location:
Hoosier Hill: Indiana’s Highest Point – 14 minutes from the Interstate
Indiana doesn’t have mountains, but we do have our hills, and a visit to this one will land you at Indiana’s highest point. Read more.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame – 9 minutes from the Interstate
Located in Richmond, the Gennett Records Walk of Fame honors those who recorded for the company, including Louis Armstrong and William Jennings Bryan. These musicians, ranging from jazz and blues to spoken word, contributed significantly to American history and tradition.
Thistlethwaite Falls in Richmond – 5 minutes from the Interstate
Thistlethwaite Falls was rated one of the top waterfalls in Indiana! A short hike, this section of the Whitewater River is a beautiful stop on the road.
Old Richmond Inn – 8 minutes from the Interstate
Voted one of the 25 top dining destinations “worth the drive” by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, you’ll want to stop for lunch or dinner at this Victorian-style turn-of-the-century home. Old Richmond Inn has a wide assortment of favorites able to please everyone’s tastes.
Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site in Fountain City – 7 minutes from the Interstate
Though you may not have heard of them, Levi and Catharine Coffin were extremely significant in American history. This site is where they helped lead more than one thousand slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. In fact, every single person who passed through their home eventually reached freedom!
World’s Largest Candle – 2 minutes from the Interstate
Did you know Centerville, Indiana is home to the world’s largest candle? Take exit 145 on I-70, and you can see it for yourself! The candle is at the entrance of Warm Glow Candle Company Outlet Store, where you can buy your own candles and gifts. They even have a cafe making this the perfect road trip stop!
Lumpy’s Cafe – 7 minutes from the Interstate
Lumpy’s Cafe is a local breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant located in Cambridge City. It’s known for its huge, fresh, homemade tenderloin sandwich, Indiana’s favorite sandwich!
Wilbur Wright Museum – 15 minutes from the Interstate
You may be taking a road trip, but on I-70, you can learn about the birth of another method of transportation; flight! The birthplace of Wilbur Wright, the Hoosier city of Hagerstown, is home to the Wilbur Wright Museum, where you can explore the history of the father of aviation. Along with his five-acre childhood home, the museum includes a full-size replica of the 1903 Wilbur Flyer. Make sure to visit the gift shop for souvenirs!
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame – 8 minutes from the Interstate
Located in New Castle, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is a must-see for any Hoosier. The Hall of Fame’s enshrinees include Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, and many more.
Historic Hoosier Gym – 6 minutes from the Interstate
Just off Highway 40 in Knightstown, the Historic Hoosier Gym is another Indiana staple. Built in 1921, it has been home to generations of local basketball players, though it’s most famous around the country for being a film spot of the 1986 basketball movie Hoosiers.
The Mug in Greenfield – 7 minutes from the Interstate
The Mug strives to provide customers with the freshest, best-tasting farm-to-curb “slow food” they have ever eaten. They source their meat from local farmers who never use antibiotics and raise their cows, pigs, and chickens the “old-fashioned” way – out on green pasture where they can be free to roam and enjoy a happy life in the open. So skip the fast-food drive-thru, experience The Mug for yourself, and taste the farm-to-curb difference!
James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum – 7 minutes from the Interstate
Visit the boyhood home and birthplace of the “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916). See where the real “Little Orphant Annie” came to stay. This Civil War-era home, built by James’ father, contains many family heirlooms that inspired his poetry. After the guided tour of the home, visitors are encouraged to stroll through the gardens and visit the museum, which is located next door.
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Learn about the only Hoosier President at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in the state’s capital! The site includes the home he lived and died in, surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Candlelight Theatre also puts on productions for visitors year-round.
Teeny Statue of Liberty Museum – 2 minutes from the Interstate
I-70 also crosses into the state’s capital, where you’ll find the Teeny Statue of Liberty Museum. The museum’s owner has spent nearly four decades collecting more than a thousand pieces of Statue of Liberty memorabilia, including lawn sprinklers and a Barbie doll. The torch atop the building has never gone out since its opening in 2016!
Bottleworks District and Garage Food Hall – 3 minutes from the Interstate
The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks District is the perfect place to find a bite to eat for everyone. A 30,000 square foot food and market hall occupies two of the historic bottling plant’s original garage buildings. The food hall features 1930s Art Deco terracotta facades, industrial architecture, and large roll-up doors for a seamless indoor-outdoor experience. The Garage plays host to various food and beverage vendors, bringing top culinary talent, artisan craftsmen, residents, and visitors together in the heart of Indianapolis. It’s a supportive environment where chefs, producers, and artisans are pushed to be their best. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a live music performance!
Mass Ave in Indy – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Take in Indy culture at its finest on Mass Ave. This Indianapolis staple includes unique encounters on each block, from the nation’s oldest shoe store to the historic Rathskeller Biergarten.
Sun King Brewery – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Now expanded all over Indiana and the second-largest beer brewer in the state, Sun King Brewing’s original location in downtown Indy was originally a warehouse space. Come find out where it all started!
Milktooth – 3 minutes from the Interstate
An Indianapolis brunch favorite, Milktooth is a fine diner in the historic Fletcher Place neighborhood of the city. Using local produce and agriculture, they serve world-inspired breakfast and lunch fare.
Hotel Tango Distillery – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Hotel Tango Distillery is known for being the first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery in the nation. It’s located in the Fletcher Place neighborhood in a revitalized carriage house and has a rotating cocktail menu, so you’re sure to find the perfect cocktail for the season.
Fountain Square – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Just southeast of downtown, Fountain Square has a world of independent restaurants, live music and performance, working artists with a vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind stores. Support local businesses in Indy’s funkiest neighborhood!
Indianapolis Zoo – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Indiana’s largest zoo is just three minutes off the interstate! Stop at the Indianapolis Zoo to visit your favorite animals, support conservation efforts, and see the White River Gardens. Be sure to reserve your visit ahead of time on their website.
NCAA Hall of Champions – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Another must-see for Hoosier sports fans, the NCAA Hall of Champions includes exhibits for all 24 NCAA sports. On the second level, you’ll even be able to play for yourself with sports simulators, a 1930s retro gymnasium, a ski simulator, and more.
Indiana State Museum – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Whether you’re interested in art, architecture, history, or science, the Indiana State Museum downtown has got you covered with three floors of artifacts and unique experiences that tell about our state’s history.
Eiteljorg Museum – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Right next to the Indiana State Museum, you’ll also find the Eiteljorg Museum. The only museum of its kind in the Midwest, its mission is to inspire appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America.
Indianapolis Indians Victory Field – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Baseball fans, visit one of the best minor league ballparks in America! The Indianapolis Indians are the triple-A club affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and call Victory Field their home. The Indians play at Victory Field from April through September, but the downtown stadium hosts events year-round!
Oasis Diner – 9 minutes from the Interstate
In downtown Plainfield, you’ll find the Oasis Diner filled with retro decor. Your classic, vintage roadside diner, they serve American comfort food and homemade desserts and sodas!
Cataract Falls and General Store – 15 minutes from the Interstate
Also, not too far off from I-70 is the largest waterfall in the state, Cataract Falls! Take a short hike to view the beautiful scenery, and be sure to stop at the General Store that’s right nearby and has something for everyone.
Great Dane Statue, Brazil – 15 minutes from the Interstate
Dog lovers are sure to stop and take a picture with this giant Great Dane statue in Brazil! Champ, the Great Dane, stands 24 ft tall and weighs 800 lbs at the entrance of Great Dane Manufacturing.
Candles Holocaust Museum – 3 minutes from the Interstate
Stables Steakhouse – 7 minutes from the Interstate
Stables Steakhouse provides fine dining in a renovated former stable just a few minutes off the interstate in Terre Haute. Enjoy the rustic, intimate atmosphere while you dine!
Fifi’s Lunchbox – 12 minutes from the Interstate
Terre Haute is also where you can try the famous Donut Burger at Fifi’s! All their food is made with fresh, local ingredients from the Farmers’ Market!
The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Seashell Chapel at Saint Mary of the Woods College – 16 minutes from the Interstate
From France, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana in 1840. For her incredible life’s work, she was canonized in St. Peter’s Square in Rome in 2006 and bestowed the title of Saint. You can learn about her life and endeavors at the shrine, and the chapel allows for a moment of prayer and reflection. The campus is also home to the “Seashell Chapel,” which is worth the stop in its own right.