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Attractions 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 summer.

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.

FORT OUIATENON
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.

FOWLER HOUSE
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 ASSOCIATION
Welcome neighbor! Sit a spell and take in the sights. There's a little here for everybody.

HORTICULTURE PARK
McCormick Road and State Street, West Lafayette,
(765) 494-1356

Hiking trails dotted with descriptive markers identifying native flowers, trees and other vegetation. Open daily 'til dusk.

IMAGINATION STATION
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 Long Center.

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.

MONON DEPOT
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!

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
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.

RIEHLE PLAZA
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.

TIPPECANOE BATTLEFIELD
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.

WOLF PARK
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 year.

 




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