in the Lafayette area
ART MUSEUM OF GREATER LAFAYETTE
102 S. 10th Street, Lafayette, (765) 742-1128
A contemporary art museum featuring the Wall
Gallery of American and Indiana Art, major national traveling exhibitions
in the East Gallery, Sales and Rental Gallery, and the Museum Art
Store featuring arts and crafts by regional artists. Classes for
adults and children's activity areas are in the fall, winter, and
ALAMEDA MCCOLLOUGH LIBRARY
1001 S. Street, Lafayette, (765) 742-8411
A genealogical and historic research library,
directly across the street from Fowler House.
CIVIC THEATRE OF GREATER LAFAYETTE
313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette, (765) 423-7529
This beautifully restored 1901 Monon Railroad
Depot Building is home to Greater Lafayette Civic Theatre, which
presents a variety of productions throughout the year. Civic also
offers a children's theater program as well as a summer series,
Civic Under the Stars, at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater.
CLEGG BOTANICAL GARDEN
Near 400 E. & 200 N., Lafayette, (765) 423-1325
Wildflowers and lush green trees, open every
day until dusk.
COLUMBIAN PARK and TROPICANOE COVE
1915 Scott Street, Lafayette, (765) 771-2220
Offering a zoo, playgrounds, new aquatic center
- Tropicanoe Cove, and picnic facilities. Loeb Stadium, home of
the Colt World Series and many other community actives, is also
located in the park. Many people find the park perfect for family
reunions or friendly get togethers.
DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS
Downtown Lafayette remains the community's neighborhood
and the focus of our community - the center of commerce, public
service and community festivals. Self-guided architectural tours
are available to make your stroll through our downtown more enjoyable.
Many of the historic neighborhoods have festivals, tours or programs
throughout the year that you won't want to miss.
South River Road, West Lafayette, (765) 476-8417
This historical park is the site for the annual
Feast of the Hunters' Moon, a re-creation of life at this 18th century
French trading post. The park contains shelter houses, picnic and
boat launch facilities, gift shop, museum and a recreation area.
Closed for the winter.
909 South Street, Lafayette, (765) 476-8417
Built in 1851-52, Fowler House is the Tippecanoe
County Historical Museum, offering unique exhibits of this Indiana
area from prehistoric to recent times. Included are Native American,
pioneer, Victorian, and 20th century exhibits. The Wetherill Historical
Resource Center, at 1001 South Street, houses the historical association's
genealogical and historical research libraries and archival collections.
HISTORIC NINTH STREET HILL NEIGHBORHOOD
Welcome neighbor! Sit a spell and take in the
sights. There's a little here for everybody.
McCormick Road and State Street, West Lafayette,
Hiking trails dotted with descriptive markers
identifying native flowers, trees and other vegetation. Open daily
North 4th Street, Lafayette, (765) 420-7780
In 1994, a dedicated group of people from the
Greater Lafayette community formed the Association for Space, Science,
Engineering & Technology; or ASSET. Their dream? A hands-on,
interactive science and space museum. A place for children and their
families to explore the world of science, engineering and technology.
LAFAYETTE BALLET COMPANY
226 N. 6th Street, Suite 300, Lafayette, (765) 423-1633
Performs classical ballets throughout the year,
including an annual version of the ever-popular Nutcracker at the
LAFAYETTE PARKS AND RECREATION
The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department
maintains quality park and recreation facilities and services, and
facilitates leisure opportunities so that all citizens will receive:
Personal Benefits in the form of physical fitness, relaxation, rest
and revitalization; Social Benefits in the form of stronger and
healthier families, ethnic and cultural harmony, reduced anti-social
behavior, and enriched lives for persons with disabilities; Environmental
Benefits in the form of a green and tree-filled city, habitat for
native plants and animals, and open and protected green-space; Economic
Benefits in the form of more productive and healthier citizens,
increased tourism, and contributions to the quality of life sought
by business and industry.
LAFAYETTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
111 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, (765) 742-6463
The Long Center is also the home of the Lafayette
Symphony Orchestra and many of their seasonal concerts are held
here. Their annual outdoor Stars and Stripes Concert on the 4th
of July is an eagerly awaited community event.
LONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
111 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, (765) 742-5664
Built in 1920 - 1921, Long Center began its life
as a vaudeville house and now is the permanent home of the Lafayette
Symphony Orchestra. Of special interest is the Center's Grand Theatre
Organ which contains 1,400 pipes and is encased in an ornate console,
beautifully finished in ivory and gold. This restored theater seats
1200 and hosts many community events.
313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette, (765) 423-7529
Home to the Greater Lafayette Civic Theater which
features many productions throughout the year in this restored 1901
Monon Railroad Depot.
MUSEUM AT PROPHETSTOWN
3549 Prophetstown Trail, near Battle Ground. (800) 872-6648
Three museums and a 200 acre historic landscape
restoration recreate the cultures and countryside of Native American
and early Indiana farmers. Throughout the next several years we
will be able to follow the development of this trip to the past!
Planned for the year 2000 are "sampler" tours during the
summer followed by the opening of the farmstead in the fall. More
than twenty Great Lakes tribes work together to make the Woodlands.
Native American Cultural Center and the Eagle Wing Visitor Reception
and Education Center world education centers. The Wabash Valley
Living History Farm recreates the bygone 1920s era of farming in
Indiana. Your expectations will be surpassed!
504 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, (765) 449-INFO
Self-guided walking tour maps are available for
visitors. General campus maps as well as tree trail brochures are
available at the Visitor Information Center. Campus tours, guided
by students, are also available, with prior notice, through the
Visitor Information Center and the Admissions Office.
RED CROWN MINI-MUSEUM
Corner of 6th and South Streets
A restored 1929 Standard Oil filling station
with many accessories as well as antique automobiles. This "walk-by"
museum may be viewed from the outside anytime.
The Historic Big Four Depot was moved from Second
and South Streets to the foot of the Main Street Walking Bridge
in Downtown Lafayette. It houses Amtrak Station and Greyhound Bus
along with the Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Company.
Scene of many special events and festivals.
I-65 to SR 43 N., Battle Ground, (765) 567-2147
A National Historic Landmark with a 96 acre park,
recently renovated museum, gift shop, picnic areas, and historic
and scenic trails. Nature Center open April-October.
TIPPECANOE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Between 3rd and 4th Streets, Lafayette, LWLCVB
(765) 447-9999 (for tours)
On the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1882, the courthouse was completely renovated in 1993.
It is a working Courthouse, run by Tippecanoe County. Special tours
can be arranged.
TIPPECANOE COUNTY AMPHITHEATER
4449 SR 43 N., West Lafayette, (765) 423-2211
Located on 200 acres of county parkland, this
1500 seat outdoor theater offers shows throughout the late spring
to early fall.
TIPPECANOE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
627 South Street, Lafayette, (765) 429-0100
"To be the leader in Information Resources
for the residents of Tippecanoe County."
WABASH HERITAGE TRAIL
Tippecanoe Parks, (765) 463-2306
A scenic trail along the Wabash River starting
at the Tippecanoe Battlefield and continues through Lafayette.
WELLS COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER
638 North Street, Lafayette, (765) 423-2787
Home to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, a local
arts council, as well as an art gallery for local artists.
Battle Ground, (765) 567-2265
A unique educational and research wildlife park.
Open Tues. thru Sun. (May through November), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wolf-bison
demonstrations start at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday programs change
themes each month, and deal with such topics as "Folklore of
the Wolf," "History of Wolf Park," "Animal Training,"
etc. Wolf Howl Nights are every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., year
round and Friday & Saturday from May to November at 7:30 p.m.
(canceled if rain or snow). Group tours available throughout the