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Lafayette, IN 47905
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Attractions

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
artlafayette.org
102 S. 10th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [ map ]
765-742-1128

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette serves a fourteen-county region and is the only accredited museum in Northwest Indiana. Founded in1909, with the mission to collect art, exhibit art and provide art educational opportunities, the Art Museum is supported by the generosity of visitors, community members and businesses. Six galleries show continually changing art exhibitions, which change in September, December, March and May each year. A permanent collection of nearly 1,500 objects is maintained and selected works are always on exhibit in the Weil Gallery. Gallery talks and workshops are presented with many of the exhibitions. Friday Night Live features live music performances, in the galleries, on the last Friday of each month. Studio art classes are offered throughout the year in the Manya Fan Art Education Center and the Museum Shop offers works by artists in the permanent collection, the teaching faculty and current exhibit artists. The Galleries and Museum Shop are open free, daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Columbian Park Zoo
columbianparkzoo.org
1915 Scott Street, Lafayette, IN 47904
765-807-1540

Description: The Columbian Park Zoo is located at Columbian Park . The Columbian Park Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Indiana dating back to 1908. The original animals housed at the zoo included foxes, skunks, pelicans, deer, lynx, prairie dogs and a wolf. Today, the Zoo features several “immersion” exhibits and the animal collection consists of nearly 200 animals representing approximately 90 species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year that inspire an appreciation for the world's wildlife. Enjoy a butterfly garden, petting zoo, gift shop, Public Art, a "Wild Tykes Play Zone" and more. Admission is free.

The Farm at Prophetstown
prophetstown.org
5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
765-567-4700

Description: The Farm at Prophetstown is located within Prophetstown State Park . The Farm is a farming and education center offering unique experiences on all aspects of farm life. Programs revolve around the 1920's farm. The livestock enjoy a beautiful, healthy farm/free range setting and the crops are used to feed them throughout the year. Barn chores are done each day at 8 am and 3 pm. Everyone is invited – especially children – to help in feeding the livestock, collecting eggs, and working in the garden. The Farm is a training farm for sustainable agriculture, gardening, canning, as well as farm-to-table cooking, sewing and quilting. It draws on a wide range of resources such as beekeepers, master gardeners, farm experts, and home economics experts. The Farm at Prophetstown is a non-profit organization. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM daily from April through October and 10 AM to 4 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November through March. Business office open daily. Admission to grounds is included in the state park entrance gate fee.

Imagination Station
imagination-station.org
600 N. 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
765-420-7780

Description: Greater Lafayette's only science center designed to provide the opportunity to explore space, science, technology, and engineering in our community. The Imagination Station is a 100% volunteer run center offering hands-on activities and interactive exhibits to educate, encourage and entertain children. In addition to business hours, they offer summer camps and workshops.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
lafayettecivic.org

313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [ map ]
765-423-7529

Civic Theatre has called the Historic Monon Depot Theatre home for over 30 years. Hundreds of volunteers work hard to present a variety of MainStage productions, musicals, comedies, dramas and classics. Civic Theatre offers an extensive theatre education program including summer camps, classes and workshops. Enjoy large scale summer shows, holiday shows and an exciting series of staged readings.

Tippecanoe Battlefield
tippecanoehistory.org
200 Battle Ground Avenue, Battle Ground, IN 47920
765-567-2147

Description: A National Historic Landmark, located in a 96-acre park setting in Battle Ground, complete with picnic areas, nature center, pioneer chapel and historic and scenic hiking trails. Explore the site of The Battle of Tippecanoe and discover the history of a time when two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and The Prophet, had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the white settlers. Walk the battle ground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved. An 85-foot marble obelisk monument was erected in 1908 and marks the site of the November 7, 1811, Battle of Tippecanoe between the United States' forces, led by William Henry Harrison and representatives of Tecumseh's Native American confederation. The park hosts the annual Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering in June. The grounds are open dawn to dusk year round.

The Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum focuses on the battle, early settlement and nineteenth century Native American life styles. A fiber-optic map of the action and information about the dynamic leaders Tecumseh, Harrison and The Prophet are available along with period clothing, weapons and more. Programming and guided tours may be arranged through the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. The History Store features a large assortment of books on America, Indiana, military and Native history and culture and offers reproduction historic goods, collectables and period clothing. The museum is open 6 days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM, closed Wednesdays and the first two weeks in January. Admission is charged.

The Wah-ba-shik-a Nature Center is located adjacent to the Tippecanoe Battlefield. The center features natural history exhibits and has a wildlife observation window and small taxidermy animal displays. Wabash Heritage Trail maps and conditions are available. The nature center is open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily mid April through early November.

Enjoy twelve webcasts featuring nine historic neighborhoods.

Lafayette was platted in 1825 and named after Revolutionary War Hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, the City of Lafayette boasts an impressive collection of historic districts, diverse architecture and limitless leisure opportunities. There are nine Lafayette webcasts focused on eight historic neighborhoods. Each episode runs 5-7 minutes long and focuses on 4-5 different sites within the neighborhood (historic homes, museums, parks, etc.).


Be sure to be on the lookout for William Digby, the founder of Lafayette, in each episode. He pops up in some of the most unusual places dressed in a planters outfit consisting of a white linen shirt, brown vest and straw hat.

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Elite Air Trampoline Park
eliteairpark.com
3832 Fortune Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905 [ map ]
765-276-4780

Indoor trampoline park featuring wall to wall trampolines, dodgeball, Slam Dunk courts, Air Bag, and more.

 

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