Venture to this mid-sized northeastern Indiana city founded on the beautiful banks of the Wabash and Little Rivers. Roam the historic streets that sprung forth from the rise of canals and railroads in the past century and experience the best this community has to offer. Huntington was catapulted to the limelight in the 80’s when Huntington local, Dan Quayle, was elected Vice President of the nation. Huntington has a historic charm that is evident in it’s growing downtown and beautiful neighborhoods. Come hungry and ready to move because many of our greatest treasures will get you outdoors.
Calling all foodies! A trip to Huntington MUST include a stop in at least one of our amazing restaurants. The downtown eateries all offer amazing culinary delights, from fantastic steaks at the Brick House to originals at the Rusty Dog such as the salmon BLT. People pilgrimage from all over the country to eat at Nick’s Kitchen, who was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Pork Paradises” show and featured in Bon Appetite for their sugar cream pie. Munch on freshly made caramel corn or indulge in homemade turtles from the Party Shop Coffee and Confections. From Z-Place, a pizza legend and two great options in town for Mexican food – Los Amigos and Mecates, you will not go home hungry. There are great places to eat all over town and the locals are quick to direct you to their favorites. Check out our “Food and Drink” section for plenty of food options.
Many visitors naturally gravitate to the historic downtown for the unique shops and boutiques. Sip on sodas from Antiqology, the midwest’s largest distributor of craft sodas, to stock up on their favorites and shop for vintage items. Pop into Four Corner’s Custom Framing and Gifts or the Coach House Salon and Boutique for gift items. Are you a musician? Copper Chord has a selection of guitars, accessories and lessons.
Take a short drive out of town to the Bee Hive Shop right on US 9 as you head toward Salamonie Reservoir. They have over 200 hives and sell honey and honey-related products in their farm shop.
There’s a story here and we welcome you to learn more about us. Head over to the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park to discover how the Miami and early settlers lived. Celebrate the second highest office in the country at the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center and then learn about life in a NE Indiana county at the Huntington County Historical Museum.
Bring the family for a nostalgic evening at the Huntington Drive-in or take time to explore our scenic and growing bike trails. Catch a show at The Merillat Centre for the Arts located on the campus of Huntington University.