Lafayette, also known as Star City and home to Purdue University, lies northwest of Indianapolis along the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. A vibrant college town, Lafayette offers a variety of interesting activities and exciting attractions for the entire family.
Stay with Choice Hotels in Lafayette, Indiana, near these fascinating attractions:
Visit Wildcat Creek Winery, Tippecanoe County's oldest winery, for truly unique local wines. Try a free tasting of their many varieties in the tasting room, or enjoy a glass of their award-winning wine with artisan cheese on the patio—all in an idyllic farmhouse setting.
Founded in 1908, the Columbian Park Zoo boasts more than 190 animals and 90 different species. Kids of all ages will love the playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trail and train ride through the park. A highlight of the park is the newly restored Columbia Park Carousel.
Stroll through the Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Gardens and enjoy beautiful flowers along nicely manicured paths. Benches on which you can sit and relax line the paths and overlook the gardens. The park has a number of trails that run along Wildcat Creek on the overhead bluffs, offering breathtaking vistas and overlooks perfect for photographers.
Youngsters will get a kick out of the Mall Jump—literally. Located in the Tippecanoe Mall, kids can practice front and back flips and jump to their heart's content on this bungee and trampoline ride. This attraction will provide the kids with plenty of exercise and is a perfect activity for a rainy day.
The Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum is located in nearby Battle Ground, IN. The battlefield tells the story of the Battle of Tippecanoe between President William Henry Harrison and Shawnee leader Tecumseh in 1811. You will also find relaxing picnic areas, scenic hiking trails and a museum store.
Prepare to get wet at Buccaneer Bay Indoor Aquatic Center. Little ones can splash around in the kiddie pools while the rest of the family enjoys a winding water slide, water cannons, a 20-person hot tub, water basketball and a pirate ship with multiple slides.
Check into one of these hotels in Lafayette, IN and rest up for another full day of fun. Make your reservations with Choice Hotels today.
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