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.
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 delightful weekly specials at Junk Ditch Huntington Tap and the Silver Moon Pub III. People pilgrimage from all over the country to eat at Nick’s Kitchen, birthplace of the Indiana Pork Tenderloin sandwich and who was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Pork Paradises” 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. Get your fill of colorful candies from the Little Sweets Spot. From Z-Place, a pizza legend, Mexican food – Chavas, Los Amigos and Mecates or New Yamato Steak House with their fresh sushi and entrees, 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 “Eat and Drink” section for plenty of food options.
Come shop the City of Huntington! There you'll find national stores like Walmart, Big Lots, Maurice's and Shoe Sensation plus plenty of locally-owned boutique and locally-owned retail shops. Head downtown to shop at boutiques like HomeCraft and Bend the Trend featuring clothing, accesssories, home decor and gifts. Shop for furniture and home items at Smith Furniture, Smith Budget and Used Furniture and Whimzy antique store. Locals and visitors love Antiqology for their ice cream treats and extensive craft soda collection and Bear and Beak for their freshly baked cookies, cupcakes and treats. You'll spend hours at Turn the Page Books and Music for their large selection of gently used books and albums, TCBGames for their amazing selection of games and accessories and Corn Coast Comics that boasts a huge selection of used comics. Take a short drive out of town to the Bee Hive shop right on State Road 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.