Lafayette Travel Guide

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Lafayette Things to Do

  • Wolf Park

    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....

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  • Tippecanoe County Courthouse

    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

    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...

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  • Feast of the Hunters' Moon

    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...

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  • Commune with the animals

    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...

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  • Pedestrian Bridge

    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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Lafayette Restaurants

  • Lafayette Brewing Company

    Wonderful place downtown on Main. It's a restored historic building "Carnahan Bldg", with a good beer list and a wide selection on the menu. The Bison Burger is my natural choice. The Brewery Burger (Angus) is also excellent, along with the Fish and Chips.

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  • Great ambience and wonderful food!

    This is a wonderful restaurant housed in an old renovated building on Main Street. The lunch crowd can be full of business people-you know what they say-when in doubt follow the local work crowd! Their lunch menu is great, salads are crisp and tasty with fresh ingredients, and not a tired lettuce leaf to be seen. Their soups are flavourful and...

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  • Great food, entertainment, and...

    LBC is the area's only microbrewery. They have a great variety of hand-crafted brews that they make year-round as well as some fantastic seasonal beers. They do not make a light beer, so don't ask. They sell wine for those of you who are watching calories. They offer traditional pub fare and a couple unique dishes. One of the better restaraunts in...

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Lafayette Nightlife

  • by themuseminx Updated Jul 8, 2011

    The Muse is the cutting edge nightclub of Lafayette, Indiana. Leather booths, Lighted Led Bar, Intelligent Lighting, live entertainment, and more! This Club is definitely a place everyone should check out when in Lafayette.

    Dress Code: No baggy pants, hats, jerseys, torn jeans, long shirts, flip flops, dirty clothes

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Lafayette Transportation

  • Free trolley shuttle in Lafayette

    One of the easiest ways to get around downtown Lafayette and across to West lafayette is to catch the free trolley whcih does a circuit around points of interest. You can hop off and on at set stops to your hearts content. You can catch this ride at any of the stops which are well signposted, there are also maps available for the trolley route from...

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  • You can either fly into Purdue...

    You can either fly into Purdue Airport in West Lafayette, or fly into Indy or Chicago and drive. Or just drive from wherever you are. ;) Likewise, greyhound serves the area and Amtrak has a twice-a-day stop here (once going north and once going south).Car, bus, taxi... you might be able to ride a bike, but I wouldn't reccommend it.

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Lafayette Off The Beaten Path

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    by Toughluck Written May 18, 2014

    Located in Battle Ground, Indiana, the park is a National Historic Landmark. On November 11, 1811 Gen. William Henry Harrison led his troops into battle against representatives of Tecumseh's Native American confederation.

    Tippecanoe Battlefield Park
    200 Battle Ground Ave
    Battle Ground, IN 47920

    Battlefield Park Manager at 567-6218.
    Naturalist services: 567-2993.
    Wabash Heritage Trail Manager 567-6218.
    TippecanoeCounty Historical Assoc. 567-2147.

    Harrison Memorial Cenotah Gov. William Henry Harrison Battlefield Park Prophet's Rock
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