Lafayette Travel Guide
Welcome to Lafayette, IN!
Located 85 mi (136 km) from Indianapolis in North Indiana, sits the picturesque city of Lafayette. First settled in the early 1800s, the city has a well-preserved history that can be explored in downtown—s Tippecanoe County Courthouse and numerous historic neighborhoods, such as Highland Park, Centennial and Ninth Street Hill. Across the Wabash River sits West Lafayette, home to Purdue University, the replicated French trading post Fort Ouiatenon and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Samara House. One way to visit West Lafayette is by crossing the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge, which connects Lafayette—s Reihle Plaza with the Wabash Heritage Trail on the other side. History buffs will find numerous attractions in the nearby village of Battle Ground, home of the Tippecanoe Battlefield and the living history museum of Historic Prophetstown, found in Prophetstown State Park. Families visiting Lafayette can pass the time at the Tropicanoe Cove Aquatic Center and the Columbian Park Zoo.
Home to the Tippecanoe County Historical Museum, the Moses Fowler House is an example of Gothic Revival architecture.
Hotels & Motels
Situated between Chicago and Indianapolis on the I-65, the Candlewood Suites Lafayette extended stay hotel is just minutes from historic downtown Lafayette, various major businesses, restaurants and attractions.