Lafayette - West Lafayette

Lafayette - West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau


Located 120 miles south of Chicago and 60 miles north of Indianapolis, just off of I-65, is an enchanting community steeped in history yet overflowing with the contemporary flair of a Big Ten university town. Home of Purdue University, one of the 25 largest universities in the country, the Lafayette/West Lafayette area is nestled along the banks of the Wabash River.

The Tippecanoe Battlefield, Prophetstown State Park and Historic Prophetstown provide visitors a unique opportunity to explore the rich history of struggles between settlers and Native American tribes and how this land developed and has been used over the centuries.

Recently designated as one of Indiana's first Arts Districts, the local atmosphere is charged with stimulating creativity. Offering everything from local museums, performing and creative artists to nationally recognized entertainment through various arts organizations. But the creativity doesn't stop with the endless stream of galleries and theaters. Athletes, as well as scientists and engineers, have been known to demonstrate a great deal of ingenuity on and off of the field at Big Ten and NCAA events.

There are also over 30 parks in the area with a variety of recreational opportunities like hiking and biking, a water park, camping, canoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, howling with wolves and so much more. Visitors won't soon forget the experience they take away with them.

Unique shops, wonderful accommodations, great restaurants, a wide variety of seasonal festivals and activities - ranging from river festivals to arts and culture events to a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and the Colt World Series all work together to ensure a memorable visit with something for everyone.

Ahhhh...but what about golf you ask? You can't go wrong with some of the finest golf in the state of Indiana with two 4 ½ star Golf Digest rated courses and seven other courses to choose from. Whether your interests lie in people who created history or in people creating history on the green, you won't walk away from your visit empty handed. Contact us or visit us online to get the ball rolling.