Places to Visit around Purdue University’s Campus

Places to Visit around Purdue University’s Campus

The Romanski Group welcomes Purdue University back for another great semester! If you’re a freshman, welcome! Life here in the Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN area is great. It’s a wonderful community packed with things to see and do all year ’round. We hope you feel right at home. If you’re not a Purdue student, but a long time Greater Lafayette resident, this information is still for you. Purdue University is a major part of our life as a whole, so let us encourage you to get out and enjoy Purdue as well. We wanted to share with you a few spots on and around Purdue University‘s amazing campus. Our hope is to direct you to spots on and around campus that’ll give you a picture of the entire community.   Wabash Landing: Wabash Landing is “down on the levey,” and it is technically a shopping area. There are many dining options, a movie theater, ice cream shops such as Coldstone and the Silver Dipper, Starbucks, Rubia’s Flower Market, shopping options, and more. Be sure to check this area out. The top of the parking garage gives you a nice view of the Wabash River along with views of both Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN. Tapawingo Park: Tapawingo Park is right behind Wabash Landing on the Wabash River. There’s a playground, plenty of biking trails, and paths down to the river for fishing. The Pedestrian Bridge attaches Lafayette and West Lafayette, and it is a great spot for a nice walk! In the winter, the ice skating rink opens, but keep your eyes open for the Lafayette Bicycle Polo...
Spotlight on McCaw Park

Spotlight on McCaw Park

School being back in session doesn’t mean the park playtime ends. Are you looking for a place to hang out with your kiddos after they finish homework? Or maybe just a place to take a walk inside the city limits? McCaw Park is a beautiful, city park serving the east side of Lafayette, IN. It sits on about 26 acres, and that land includes any type of outdoor play you can imagine. This park is loaded with baseball fields, tennis courts, two playgrounds (one is newly updated), walking paths, and more. The sports fields are often in use, providing entertainment. The playgrounds are for both the tot ages and the older kids. They’re right next to each other too, so it’s an easy spread for the entire family. McCaw Park is also another spot in Lafayette, IN perfect for any event you might need. As stated, there is plenty of space to move around and places to play, but there are also two shelters to rent on the property. The shelters have access to a grill and as always, Lafayette, IN parks offer clean restrooms. Click here for more information on shelter rental and availability. This park is home to the unique Lafayette Pickleball Association. Never heard of Pickleball? They have their own courts on the McCaw Park premises, and they are a welcoming crew that’d love to teach you how to play! Check out their Facebook Page here for more information, tournament times and locations, and community involvement.   McCaw Park Location, Hours, and Reviews 3745 Union St, Lafayette, IN 47905 10:00 A.M. – dusk everyday Facebook, Google,...
Indiana State Fair 2018

Indiana State Fair 2018

As the summer wraps up, we have just a few more weeks of those wonderful, beautiful, Indiana summer nights. Not to mention, for many Indiana residents, this is the last week of school summer vacations. Fortunately, the Indiana State Fair is about an hour drive from Greater Lafayette, and it’s going on right now! So, let us tell you a few need-to-knows regarding the Indiana State Fair, but also a few want-to-knows because we don’t want you to miss out!   “Step Right Up” is this year’s theme. Parking. The Indiana State Fair, along with Waze, provides a live traffic map in order to serve you. Click here to view that live traffic feed. There are many options when it comes to the Indiana State Fair parking. Some parking is on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, but there are free parking locations with free shuttles to the Fairgrounds as well. Please click here to view a comprehensive list of those locations and services! Rides and family discount days. The Midway is the Indiana State Fair‘s ride central. The rides function with a ticketing service and wristbands, enabling unlimited riding, are available for $30 each. Click here to view official pricing of admission, prepaid parking options, and discounts on wristbands. Almost every day has some sort of promotional deal with admission as well. Click here to view those options! There are Military Personnel Days, $2 Tuesdays, coupons in the Indy Star, and more! 4-H. The whole reason we have the Indiana State Fair in the first place! Be sure to check out the “World’s Largest Boar” in the hog barn. That...
Spotlight on Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room

Spotlight on Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room

Boiler Up! Sitting just off of Purdue University‘s official campus, Bruno’s is a West Lafayette, IN iconic restaurant and part of the Lafayette, IN area. When you walk into Bruno’s, you’ll not only see the entire, open kitchen where the cooks make the pizza, but you’ll also notice the decor. Pictures and jersey’s from past and present Purdue University athletic stars, coaches, and teams line the old walls. This place is pretty much a Purdue University athletic museum on a social level. Once a Boiler, always a Boiler, so people such as Drew Brees and Gene Keady are all over the walls in the Sport’s room.   Now all of that is cool, but what about the food? You can choose from many options: salads, 6″ sandwiches, original Italian meals such as lasagna or spaghetti, or even bratwursts or Wienerschnitzel but we recommend Bruno dough and pizza. Click here to view the menu! Bruno dough what has made Bruno’s famous. It’s just deep fried pizza dough balls, with marinara or nacho cheese to dip it in. It’s so good! However, their piled high toppings on homemade, hand tossed pizza dough is what keeps people coming back. Dine in and carry out options are both available. Therefore, Bruno’s is perfect for any occasion. Bruno’s has a room you can reserve for parties, or they’ll be glad to cater your event! Click here for more information!   Bruno’s Pizza Hours, Location, and Reviews 212 Brown St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 P.M. – 9:15 P.M. Friday and Saturday: 4:00 P.M. – 10:15 P.M. Facebook, Google, and Yelp are...
Spotlight on Delphi, IN

Spotlight on Delphi, IN

This is Delphi, IN: city parks, miles of trail, a golf course, family focused community, downtown fun, and central location with easy access to other parts of Indiana. Delphi, IN is home to plenty of entertainment opportunities, along with great schools, shops, and restaurants. Check out what Delphi, IN has to offer! Delphi, IN is part of Deer Creek Township, and is home to about 2,900 people.   Amenities of Delphi, IN Delphi Opera House (Delphi, IN): The Delphi Opera House keeps a revolving list of artists and events coming through the doors. Click here to view the event schedule for the next few months! Carroll County Golf Course (Delphi, IN) Hollow Acres Golf Center (Delphi, IN)   Delphi, IN is home to 6 parks and over 10 miles of trail. You’ll love the hilly, woodsy scenery this part of rural Indiana has to offer.  An important part of these parks and trails is the Niches Land and Trust. Niches Land and Trust is an organization committed to “protect, restore, and sustain northern Indiana’s ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for education, appreciation, and enjoyment of current and future generations.” Delphi’s natural park selection is in abundance. Choose any one of these parks to spend some time in creation! Wabash Erie Canal Park (Delphi, IN): Canal Park is exactly as it sounds: it’s a park along the Wabash and Eric Canal. They have a museum that’s open from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. everyday, and a boat ride that runs through the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) every Saturday & Sunday at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30...
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2018

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2018

Well, doesn’t this holiday sound like a dream!? Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is Saturday, August 4th, 2018. We are here to let you know where and when to get those chocolate chip cookie dreams fulfilled. There is only one place in the Greater Lafayette area celebrating, but we will give you all the info. We also will hook you up with some classic and unique chocolate cookie recipes! Celebrate wisely!   Flour Mill Bakery (Rossville, IN): If you haven’t see our spotlight blog on these guys, check that out here! The Flour Mill Bakery will have chocolate chip donuts, and chocolate chip coffee drinks. Check them out! Flour Mill Bakery is having a give away here in the Lafayette, IN area. Just take a photo of anything and everything you’re eating that’s chocolate chip on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, and tag it with #nationalchocolatechipday to enter.   The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (Nestle Toll House) 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 1 cup chopped nuts Instructions PREHEAT oven to 375° F. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets....