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Celery Bog Nature Area
westlafayette.in.gov
1620 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Description: The Celery Bog Nature Area is a tranquil spot for wildlife and people alike. You'll find some unusual plants and the opportunity to view nearly 120 different species of birds. Rabbits, coyotes, opossums and other small mammals dwell there, as well as many amphibious creatures-all attracted to its rich and unique wetland habitat.

How the Celery Bog got its name: For much of the twentieth century, the Celery Bog was a large vegetable farm which supplied fresh produce to more than 80 grocers in the region. It's easy to guess that celery was one of the major crops. Onions, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, peas and cabbage thrived there as well. Immigrants from northern Holland farmed the Celery Bog, using experience with similar soil in their native land. They tilled many acres, all by hand - watering with sprinkler cans when necessary. On hot days, the peat-rich soil smoldered: one year, the planting beds caught fire, burning for weeks. Drainage tiles and other scant traces of these pioneering farmers can still be found in the Celery Bog." The Bog contains five wetland basins covering 105 acres. It is listed by DNR's Indiana Natural Heritage Program as one of the "significant sites" in the state.

The Lily Nature Center at the Celery Bog adds opportunities for exhibits and educational activities. Programs offered throughout the year. Family Environmental Fun Packs are available for checkout from the Lilly Nature Center.

Clegg Garden
nicheslandtrust.org
1782 N. 400 E., Lafayette, IN 47905
765-423-1605

Description: Clegg Garden overlooks and runs along side the Wildcat Creek offering a naturalistic setting including prairie and oak savanna restorations, with extensive beds of wildflowers, plants native to Indiana, labelled trees, nature trails and bridges. Open year round and offers a different experience each season. Open daily until dusk. The park is meant to preserve and reintroduce the original flora and fauna of the region. No admission charged.

Prophetstown State Park
in.gov/dnr/parklake/2971.htm
5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
765-567-4919

Description: Indiana's newest state park offers camping, swimming, hiking, biking, birding, wildlife observation, and more. An aquatic center opened in 2013 and offers a tube slide, lazy river, splash zones and zero-entry swimming pool. This park is unique because of its mix of habitats including tall grass and wildflower prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and rivers. Take a walk around the Native American village and attend one of the many public programs about nature or history. Several picnic areas can be found, each with its own handicap-accessible playground. Four shelter houses and a campground with 110 modern campsites are available for reservation. The park visitors center offers a chance to see live animals, touch interactive exhibits and read informative displays. And don't forget to bring your fishing poles for some time down by the pond or river. Park is also home to The Farm at Prophetstown . Gate admission fees charged.

Riverside Skating Center
westlafayette.in.gov
100 Tapawingo Drive, West Lafayette IN 47906
765-743-7465

Description: This seasonal ice skating rink, located outdoors at Tapawingo Park, offers open skating during the day and evening hours of cooler months. Unparallelled views of the Wabash River , a food/drink vending area, lockers, public restrooms and skate rentals are available. Open late November until the arrival of spring in early March.

Wolf Park
wolfpark.org
4004 E. 800 N., Battle Ground, IN 47920
765-567-2265

Description: Wolf Park is a nonprofit education and research facility dedicated to the conservation of wolves, which was established in 1972 by Dr. Erich Klinghammer. Along with research and seminars on wolf behavior, Wolf Park provides interpretive programs to groups throughout the year by prearrangement. Wolf Park sits on 78 acres and is just 15 minutes from Lafayette/West Lafayette.

Wolf Park's staff has studied wolf behavior and educated the public, school groups, and people of all ages along with many dog enthusiasts about wolf conservation and behavior. The park offers general programming; often including a guided tour to learn about this endangered and misunderstood species. Visitors can see wolves, coyotes, foxes, and bison. Howl Nights offer visitors a chance to howl, ask questions, and to hear the lovely tones of the wolves in reply while watching the wolves interact with the staff and each other just three feet away. Primary open season runs May through November (Tuesday-Sunday 1-5 pm) for guided tours and Howl Nights are offered on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. year round and also on Friday evenings from May through November.

Wolf Park offers many events, programs and seminars; Wolf Park's professional staff offers educational school tours, private tours, plus howl night programs, kids camps, behavioral seminars, and photography shoots. Wolf Park is open to the general public May-November, Tuesday-Sunday 1-5 pm for guided tours, howl night programs are Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 7:30 pm. and December-April, the Saturday evening howl night program starts at 7:30 pm. Wolf Park features special events throughout the year such as the Wolves Birthday, Watermelon Party, Pumpkin Party, and their annual grassroots fundraiser event, “The Walk for Wolves”.

Climb Lafayette
climblafayette.com
4650 Dale Road, Lafayette, IN 47905 [ map ]
765-532-7752

An indoor rock climbing gym. Climb Lafayette is designed to make rock climbing easily accessible for beginners as well as offer challenges to advance climbers.

Rugged Xscape
ruggedxscape.com
324 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [ map ]
574-847-4545

Rugged Xscape rooms are an interactive immersive adventure game where team members engage face to face in an exciting and challenging yet rewarding experience. Because each room offers different types of challenges, each member of the team has an equal opportunity to really contribute to the success of the escape. Fueled by a rush of adrenaline, everyone has to put their phones away and everyone has to interact with one another to be successful.

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