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    Wolf Park

    by Toughluck Updated Jul 4, 2014

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    The park is open to the general public from May through November and Saturday evening for Howl Nights. The park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes and bison.

    Every school kid from our area, travels to the park and spends the afternoon learning about the wolves and bison. The park also has other North American Mammals for you to see. You don't have to be part of a group. Every afternoon in the summer, you can show up and you'll be given a tour of the park.

    Wolf Coyote Making the Wolf howl
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    Tippecanoe County Courthouse

    by Toughluck Updated Oct 31, 2013

    Located in Lafayette, across the river is the county courthouse. It's a unique gleaming white steeple.

    For a sample of other County Courthouses in Indiana, see my Courthouse travelogue

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    Visit West Lafayette

    by Toughluck Written Oct 31, 2013

    In some ways, West Lafayette is the attraction here, not Lafayette. That's because Purdue University is there. That means, that during the school session Aug - May, there are lots of activities based on student interest, courses and just the sheer number of you people in the area. Rather than create duplicate tips here, I just linked the pages, so you can head to those tips.

    You'll find the life of early residents at the Feast of the Hunters' Moon;, which is located at Fort Ouiatenon Park. Don't miss a tour or just walking on Campus or in the Chancy Hill District (shops, food and people).

    Feast of the Hunters' Moon
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    Feast of the Hunters' Moon

    by highlandlaura Updated Apr 25, 2008

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    Along the Wabash River, every October, you can visit the re-enactment of life as it was in the 1800s at the French Settlement, Fort Ouiatenon. I used to visit a friend who lived a few hundred feet down the road from here. Re-enactment of canoe race, Indian life, woodsmen, hunters, trappers, frontier life. Foods prepared in the authentic way over open fires. Musical entertainment from the period. The "Hunters' Moon" is the big, full moon occuring in October which lights up the sky so that, in past times, Indian and other hunters could see to hunt all night long.

    Monica, Preston, Laura
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  • Commune with the animals

    by kiwibrd Written Apr 18, 2006

    Take a short trip out to Wolf Park. Here you can get up close and personal with wolves, foxes, and buffalo. It is a great trip that the whole family will enjoy. The show is informative with a short walkking tour around the area to visit other wolves. If you can, try and get there in time for the testing of the buffalo. This is where the wolf cubs are taught to hunt the buffalo by their mothers...it';s okay, no buffalo are hurt in this activity! For another great experience, try going out on a night howl-here you start the howling off and the wolves join in, definitely an eerie experience.

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  • Pedestrian Bridge

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Not sure if this is a must-see, but it's kind of neat... it's a large pedestrian bridge spanning the Wabash River between West Lafayette and Lafayette. At the Lafayette side is the Riehle Plaza transportation center, which is neat looking at night (in the day too).

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