Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is ideally situated between Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. It is known for its diverse community and great quality of life and home to just over 174,000 residents. Greater Lafayette, IN is the perfect solution for that wonder lust craving in the heart! This booming, innovative and vibrant community offers good schools, safe neighborhoods and excellent public facilities and amenities, including over 40 parks and extensive trail systems. Here are some ideas for exploration throughout Greater Lafayette, IN!
Suggestions for Exploring Greater Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette, IN is home to the historic school, Purdue University. The beautiful campus, lined with character rich architecture and landscaping, produces many stories of amazing people! Neil Armstrong and Drew Brees are just a couple. When you’re here, take a tour of the campus. Hang out on Chauncey Hill for a bite to eat at Greyhouse Coffee. Visit the Union. Play in the fountains. Walk around Ross-Ade Stadium and Macky Complex. Go inside the Armstrong building, and be sure to read all about the cool things that have been born at this amazing school!
This relatively fresh project sweeps through another one of Greater Lafayette, IN’s historically rich areas. The Wabash Avenue Neighborhood roots all the way back to the Irish settlement days. Click here for some history on the Greater Lafayette, IN area from the Encyclopedia Britannica. This specific project, however, brought in spray paint artists from all over the world to paint murals throughout this area. Click here for a map of where to find those murals along with a list of artists. These are world known artists!
Pools / Water Parks
Summer time beacons play at the park pools throughout the Greater Lafayette, IN area! Tropicanoe Cove, Prophetstown State Park Pool, and many more public pools offer thrilling, next level slides or just a chill spot to hang for the day. Click here for a list to best plan your next summer adventure!
Prophetstown State Park
Prophetstown State Park sits inside Tippecanoe County, and adds many amenities to the area. We already mentioned the pool, but additionally Prophetstown State Park has amazing RV camping, rich historical lessons from Native American and early settlement days, a pond for some laid back fishing, and rich trails along the Wabash and through the Midwest prairie setting. This state park is worth a visit while you’re in the area!
Wabash Heritage Trail
This feature is a 13 mile paved trails winds through the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN and throughout Tippecanoe County. Click here for more information including history of the trail and a map!
Community Favorite Treats: Mary Lou Donuts, McCord Candies, Arnis, and Dog N Suds
These Greater Lafayette, IN staples are each worth a stop on your visit. Yeast, fresh, homemade donuts for just $.50 each at Mary Lou. Handmade candies, phosphates, and a light lunch at McCord Candies. Then root beer freeze (or a root beer in a frosted mug, you choose) and a coney dog at Dog N Suds. A stop for pizza at Arni’s will probably be on top of your list also. You won’t regret yielding to these suggestion!
For The Kids
Lafayette – West Lafayette, Indiana has a number of family attractions to explore. Here are some great places to entertain the kiddos while visiting Greater Lafayette, IN:
- Imagination Station
- Wolf Park
- Columbian Park Zoo
- Lilly Nature Center
- All Fired Up
- Purdue Memorial Union – bowling at Rack n Roll + a milkshake at Pappy’s
There are so many more things to check out in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. You’ll love it here just as much as we do!
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