West Lafayette Travel Guide
THE PURDUE MEMORIAL UNION
"PAPPY'S" FOR REFRESHMENTS IN THE UNION
A GREAT DIORAMA MODEL OF PURDUE IN THE...
CLASSIC INTERIOR SCENES IN THE UNION
PURDUE: THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING
PURDUE has a a very nice student union that is worth your time to visit. Here are some photos.btw, the Grant Street Parking Garage (a multi-level facility) is directly across the street from the union. very handy.
The earliest european incursions into the area were by the French. They used the Wabash River as a roadway to and from the Ohio River and the settlements just north of the junction of the Ohio & Mississippi Rivers. The French arrived were here from before 1717 when the...
Christo's: Be a regular
This place gets crowded on game weekends and parent weekends. It's a great place to eat. The food is good and you always know the quality will be there.
BBQ, omlets, waffles, burgers, pasta, whatever you order will be good. Well cooked, presented in a pleasant way and...
Namaka: Excellent Japanese
As authentic as you can get in the US. It's not a showy place, with the Habachi Grills in the middle of each table. It's more of a traditional Japanese place. The TV is running a Japanese Language program, (sounds off, but the Japanese sub-titles are running). Background...
Wolf Park: Wolf Howl
Saturday Howl Night Programs at 7:30 pm. Saturday Nights, Wolf Park allows visitors to experience the Wolf Howl at Dusk. Plan warm clothes and a late night. The howl is at dusk, and you'll be leaving in the dark.
Nick's Nightclub and Bar: Nick's
Formerly Nick's Billiards and Bar, it's reopened as Nick's Nightclub. A new dance floor, two semi private lounge areas, two full bars, and a dj Thur-Sat create the new concept. Still has six excellent pool tables as well.
nothing set in stone, but they'll turn you away if...
CityBus is the main mode of transport around Purdue, seeing that they have a lot of Campus Loop services (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Ross Ade, South Campus) and a couple of others that run through campus (Tower Acres, Tippecanoe Mall, Salisbury, Purdue West/Klondike, Market...
University Bookstore: Purdue Spirit!
When you visit Purdue, you've got to visit the bookstore and get the gear! Support Purdue Spirit and wear the school colors! They even have Purdue T-shirts in your favorite colors here! Buy a banner or a bumper sticker! Be a Boilermaker!
Look around... They have pretty good...
Discount Den: Cheap Souvenirs
You don't need to go to the bookstores to get Purdue tee shirts, mugs, postcards, whatever. You can get them at Discount Den on Chauncey Hill. Just be warned-this store has a lot of things that are not exactly "family friendly." And try to get your food somewhere else-they...
beware the ice polishers!
here at Purdue University, where every which way you turn is against the wind, there's almost always snow. and with snow comes the Ice Polishers errr snow removers. the catch is, by the time the staff gets around to attempting to remove snow the snow is already packed from...
Snow removal around campus doesn't just involve the removal of snow. No, our tuition dollars bought a fleet of Ice Polishers, which cleverly polish the underlying ice to a brilliant sheen, to the peril of anyone silly enough to try to walk to class on the sidewalk. Also, I...
Trail of Death
In 1838 some 800 Patawatomi Indians, being forcibly remvoed from Marshall County to Kansas, camped along this road, the LaGrange-Logansport State Road. On this "trail fo dearth', scoresof Native Americans suffered and died. The mother of Chief We-wiss-sa, said to be over 100...
Tippicanoe 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
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...
See my Battle of Tippecanoe travelogue.Indiana Historical Bureau: ID#: 79.19??.1 County: Tippecanoe Title: Tippecanoe Battleground 2.1 Miles East Marker Text: Urged by the Prophet, Tecumseh's brother, Indians attacked army of Gen. W. H. Harrison Nov. 7, 1811. The victory by...
What is a Boilermaker?
I have gotten plenty of questions on this, so I will answer it here - Purdue's mascot is the Boilermaker. A boilermaker works at a steel mill, railroad, shipyard, oil refinery, factory, etc., making and repairing boilers that supply steam for power. They also make and repair...
Trail of Death - Battleground, Indiana
Battle Ground: plaque and map on boulder at Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum. Sponsored by descendants of Abram Burnett and erected 1996 by Girl Scout Troop 219. Battleground Trail of Death Marker.Located on the grounds of Tippecanoe State MemorialOther...
Trail of Death Marker - West Lafayette
Lafayette: metal sign on boulder on County Road 500 North between Morehouse Road and 225 West just west of the Mt. Zion Church, erected by Tipecanoe County Historical Association in 1988. Potawatomi Trail of Death site.Other Sites:PlymouthRochesterLogansportCarrol...
Little know historical attraction
Be sure to check out the watchtower in Cairo. Take Salisbury St. North all the way to county farm road. Go north on county farm road past Harrison High School and follow the road past 725 north. Road curves W then curves N. Keep following road and don't blink you eyes until...
One Room SchoolHouse
Located north of West Lafayette on County Road 500 N, just east of County Road 75 W. Today, it is a private home and not open to the public. Most one-room school houses are gone and this is a fine example of the support for public education that this nation had.
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