Travel activities you can enjoy in Lafayette-West Lafayette while respecting social distancing
Lafayette-West Lafayette is home to over 120 pieces of public art! Can you find them all? Amidst social distancing, one great idea is to head out with the family and explore all the unique pieces of public art. Parents, looking for a fun learning activity that includes the arts? Make it into a scavenger hunt! Click here for a complete list! Or to download the Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Public Art Guide click here!
Did you know Lafayette-West Lafayette has 4 disc golf courses? You may even be asking, what is disc golf? Disc golf is like traditional golf except you throw Frisbees into a target basket instead of hitting a ball into a target hole. Throwing Frisbees at a target in the woods? Hmmm…it may sound easy but it is very challenging and fun! To learn more about this outdoor sport click here.
Enjoy 8 golf course that will excite and challenge you. World-class golf, affordable packages and unforgettable experiences, we are a premiere golf destination. Lafayette-West Lafayette has been recognized by Golf Digest, the PGA and Golf Advisor as having unparalleled courses that will make any golfer’s trip memorable.
Prophetstown State Park offers visitors a chance to be engrossed in the sheer beauty of nature. This park is working to restore native habitats, such as wetlands, wet slopes called fens, prairie and open woodlands. And you can camp right in the center of it! With 110 sites including disposal, electricity, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, and water, Prophetstown is the perfect campground to enjoy the natural environment with the comfort of modern day amenities. Bike trails also give guests an opportunity to exercise in the scenic, calm setting.
A piece of American history lies 7 miles north of Lafayette-West Lafayette in a wooded area where Native Americans lost their hold on the fertile Midwestern lands they had roamed for thousands of years in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Explore the battlefield grounds on your own. Download the free app UniGuide Audio Tours and Maps and search for the Battle of Tippecanoe for a free audio tour experience of the battlefield. This tour features “Phase 1”; a tour from the perspective of an Indiana Militiaman. “Phase 2” will launch in 2020 and feature the perspective of a Native American Warrior. Look for special signs on the battlefield that will direct you to 5 locations on the audio tour.
Get outdoors and take advantage of the sunshine by heading to the Wabash Heritage Trail, a 17 mile hiking and biking trail. Capture the beauty of the Wabash River and the flowers and wildlife that inhabit it. The trail starts at the Tippecanoe Battlefield and runs all the way to Fort Ouiatenon and it truly gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the rural and urban setting as it runs through the natural environment and also through downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette